I used DeliaSmith’s recipe which is simple and works every time. I finished my book early afternoon and strolled down to the kitchen, followed by cats, to throw together a bowl full of traditional rice pudding which I had been craving for a while…but I wanted it to be sort of different – creamier and a little caramely
"If you can't make pastry, or don't even know where to start, the very first thing you need to do is forgive yourself and not feel guilty - please understand it isn't because you're born inadequate or not born to such things, it's probably because no one's ever actually taught you how"
a traditional English Christmas lunch with roast (organic) turkey plus all the trimmings, and thanks to the new website that has revolutionized my life, it was followed by the Queen's Speech live in the afternoon and in the evening, the Christmas special of 'Call the Midwife'
I'm totally in awe of the fact that he attempted this with an audience, every time I make it I am rigid with tension after many horrendous curdling experiences and now usually just stick to the simple DeliaSmith version
Convention has it that your mincemeat, Christmas Pud and Cake are all due to be baked on Sunday and even if you only get round to one of the three this weekend, a more genial, satisfying introduction to the Christmas cooking there cannot possibly be
Whether you are baking mince pies to leave out for Santa or Christmas cakes and pudding, the fast approaching festive season is the time when you will find even sporadic bakers in the kitchen creating tasty treats