Fruit christmas decorations uk recipes

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Stir Up Sunday with this Urban Fruit tropical Christmas Cake

Stir Up Sunday with this Urban Fruit tropical Christmas Cake

It’s a chance for you to ask all your burning questions about Christmas baking – whether that’s how long to soak your Urban Fruit, advice on the best fruit / spice ratios for cakes and puddings, best mixes for mincemeat, how to make marzipan, new twists on festive icing or decorations or whatever’s on your mind for festive baking
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Light Christmas cake...

Light Christmas cake...

I was on a look out for a recipe that would give me the same texture, lots of fruit, will keep long, have that same depth of flavour but without the alcohol in it
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Christmas Mince Pies with Beetroot Pastry

Christmas Mince Pies with Beetroot Pastry

Mincemeat contains no meat, but is a spiced, sweet mix of dried fruits and alcohol. But, erm, well, we appear to have left our tree, decorations, elf on the shelf, stockings and all the other festive paraphernalia in storage containers a half day’s drive away
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Chocolate Christmas Pudding Biscuits for Waitrose #bakeitforward

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Biscuits for Waitrose #bakeitforward

I baked these warmly spiced Christmas Pudding biscuits, studded with boozy dried fruit and covered in indulgent dark chocolate for my sister, who loves Christmas just as much as I do
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Fruit and Nut Cupcakes with Dinosaurs

Fruit and Nut Cupcakes with Dinosaurs

The cakes contain a mixture of fruits and nuts, with a hint of almond essence, a flavour that makes me think Christmas is coming
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Our Christmas Traditions + Christmas Pudding Recipe

Our Christmas Traditions + Christmas Pudding Recipe

I always have a stock of baking basics at home – flour, sugar, eggs, butter, but more specialised ingredients are needed for these traditional Christmas baked goods, like candied peel, suet and black treacle, as well as a selection of dried fruits and nuts
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Christmas Cookies . . .

Christmas Cookies . . .

A delicious blend of dried fruit, nuts, spices, brown sugar and brandy. Do not be tempted to use the American Gums they sell over here in the UK
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Christmas thumbs up for…

Christmas thumbs up for…

I’ve used it in bulgar wheat salads and also enjoyed it for breakfast with fruit and lots of honey. They also provide ideas for further decorations, such as marshmallows or crushed cookies
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Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

To continue on with our potential New Year’s healthy eating regime, this new whole fruit slow juicer is a must
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Japanese Christmas Cake

Japanese Christmas Cake

Decorate the cake with colorful fruits and Christmas decorations. Take half of the whipped cream and mix with chopped fruits
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La Rosca de Reyes (King Cake)  ~ For a Spanish Inspired Christmas & New Year

La Rosca de Reyes (King Cake) ~ For a Spanish Inspired Christmas & New Year

I LOVE this festive bread, La Rosca de Reyes, a Spanish celebration bread that is often called King Cake, that is infused with oranges,  lemons and sometimes lines, as well as being decorated with candied peel and other fruits – usually cherries, figs and sometimes apricots
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Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake

Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake

Soaking my fruits and baking my Christmas cake is something I look forward to all year, I absolutely love it
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Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

Fresh Cranberry sauce & orange Christmas mufffins

You may also like my chocolate and spice festive muffin recipe with easy but effective decoration idea’s or you might like my spiced cranberry and apple pies my take on minced pies, liked by those who don’t even like dry fruit
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Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

I put holy decorations on some and added chocolate coins to other. uk. A plate of Christmas yumminess. But Christmas baking has to have the scent of Christmas in and I had never tried mixed spice with chocolate before and it works really well
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Ready to Party? Jingle all the way this Christmas!

Ready to Party? Jingle all the way this Christmas!

Fill the glasses with equal amounts of chilled sparkling apple juice, chilled tropical fruit juice and chilled soda water
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A Stress Free Christmas – Week 5: Christmas Party Invites

A Stress Free Christmas – Week 5: Christmas Party Invites

Ask guests to each bring along a party dish of their choice and then you can all settle back and enjoy the fruits of their labour
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Friday Favourites: Christmas Cake, Blender Giveaway Winner, Burritos and Christmas Cake

Friday Favourites: Christmas Cake, Blender Giveaway Winner, Burritos and Christmas Cake

Great British Chefs and Urban Fruit challenged me to create a Christmas cake and I wanted to put a little spin on it, so I went with a dark chocolate, almond and cherry Christmas cake that is spiked with some rum
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Create A Christmas Planner

Create A Christmas Planner

Fruit. Try to guide them to think about the sorts of activities, food, decorations and events they like