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Christmas Recipes: Apricot Mince Pies

Looking for Christmas food ideas? Then you’re in luck, this delicious Christmas recipe of Apricot mince pies developed by Moyra Fraser for Bonne Maman is just what you need to get in the festive mood.  Ingredients 100g (3 ½ oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature and cubed, plus extra for greasing 200g (7 oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting …

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Recipe: Homemade Mince Pies

Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise. For the pastry: 225g/8oz plain flour 140g/5oz butter, cut into cubes Pinch of …

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Christmas Canape: PARMA HAM AND PEAR ROLLS WITH ROCKET AND PARMESAN

A few weeks ago I attended a Parma Ham cooking event to learn new and innovative ways to use Parma Ham in cooking. This Parma Ham and Pear rolls with rocket and Parmesan is one of the recipes I tried. It’s really easy to make, delicious and will be perfect as a Christmas canape. This recipe makes 20 rolls.   …

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Christmas Canape Recipe: Mini Parmesan & Thyme Scones with Parma Ham, Red Onion Marmalade and Ricotta

Another fantastic Parma Ham Christmas Canape Recipe perfect for any festive get together. Recipe makes 20 mini scones.   Ingredients 225g self-raising flour ½ tsp English mustard powder ½ tsp salt 30g Parmesan, finely grated 55g unsalted butter 6 slices Parma ham, 3 slices cut into small dice 2 sprigs of Thyme, picked and finely chopped 100g ricotta 100g red onion …

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Roasted duck breasts with blackberry and port sauce

Enjoy a relaxed five star Christmas dinner for two or double up for extra guests. Prepare the blackberry and port sauce and pack the sliced sprouts into a plastic bag earlier in the day, then roast the duck breasts while the potatoes dauphinoise bake, for an easy Christmas dinner. Serves 2 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 34-42 minutes Stand 5 minutes …

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Cranberry, apricot and pecan nut Express Quinoa Boxing Day salad

For a deliciously quick and healthy accompaniment to the Christmas leftovers on Boxing Day, why not try vibrant, ready-to-eat pearl and red Express Quinoa from Quinola with apricots, cranberries and pecan nuts – high in protein, calcium and iron and perfect with a spoonful of cranberry jelly. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 packet pearl and red Express Quinoa 3 tbsp cranberries …

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Billington’s Luxury Star & Christmas Holly Mince Pies

Packed full of fruit and rich dark muscovado flavour, the sprinkling of Demerara gives the perfect sweet crunchy topping to these mince perfect pies. Makes about 20 Preparation time: 30 minutes Bake time: 20 – 25 minutes. You will also need: a 5 cm star-shaped cutter and small holly leaves cutter (or these can be cut out by hand), 2 …

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Mini Christmas Puddings with Spiced Rum & Lime Mascarpone

Bake your loved ones their very own personal pudding this Christmas, the spiced rum and lime mascarpone gives a different twist on the traditional brandy butter. Makes 8 Preparation time: 25 minutes Bake time: 45 minutes You will also need: 8 x 175ml pudding moulds, greased and bases lined with a circle of baking parchment Ingredients 100g Billington’s Unrefined Dark …

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Classic Christmas Cake

Packed full of rich fruit, nuts and flavour, this classic Christmas cake recipe is quick and easy to bake. Serves 16-20 Preparation time: 45 minutes, plus cooling Bake time: 2 hours, 10 minutes You will also need: a 20cm springform cake tin, base and sides greased and double-lined with baking parchment. Ingredients 150g Plain flour 50g Self-raising flour 1tsp Mixed …

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Cranberry, apricot and pecan Express Quinoa stuffing balls

For a healthier alternative to a breadcrumb stuffing with the turkey this Christmas, try ready-to-eat Express Quinoa from Quinola – gluten-free, high in protein, calcium and iron and quick and simple to prepare. Ingredients 1 packet black and pearl Express Quinoa from Quinola 3 tbsp cranberries 3 tbsp dried apricots 3 tbsp pecans 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, …

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