Author: Julie Donald

How to make the perfect Christmas Gammon

How to make the perfect Christmas Gammon

This article first appeared on Food24 gammon‘ɡamən’ Noun : British Ham which has been cured or smoked like bacon. Finding the perfect gammonGammon is readily available in supermarkets and from specialist butcheries around this time of year. Free range is always great for your palate 

Showstopper dessert ideas for Christmas

Showstopper dessert ideas for Christmas

This article first appeared on Food24 but has been updated When you are hosting Christmas for a lot of family and friends, they are likely to ask “what can we bring?” I have a little hierarchy of answers. The lowest rung is usually “perhaps some 

Christmas Cake Mix Rusks

Christmas Cake Mix Rusks

I have had a lot of requests for this recipe of late. It started as an accident, because I didn’t have any raisins, so I used some Christmas Cake mix instead. First my hubby was obsessed and then gradually the class ladies started to become 

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallows

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallows

This variation on marshmallows started as an experiment (like many things in my kitchen). The flavours were inspired by Flavour Nation’s chocolate cherry flavour. To bump up the chocolate, I added in chunks of dark chocolate to the warm marshmallow and glace cherries. When the 

How to make the perfect Christmas Turkey

How to make the perfect Christmas Turkey

This article first appeared on Food24, it has been edited to update The biggest complaint about turkey seems to be that is can be a little dry. Here are some top tips to getting a moist, succulent roast! Hold onto your tinsel! Here comes the 

 How to modernise your Christmas in 10 easy steps

 How to modernise your Christmas in 10 easy steps

I love “traditional Christmas” goodies, in my world nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit quicker than a warm mince pie accompanied by a glass of chilled eggnog while Boney M plays in the background.  Queue Christmas daydream….  Having said that, I have often wondered 

How to make the perfect Gingerbread House

How to make the perfect Gingerbread House

This blog first appeared on Food 24 but has been edited to update If you want to get in on a little of that Christmas magic, here is the guide to your perfect gingerbread real estate! The Perfect Panels The first step is to bake 

The making of a Mince Pie

The making of a Mince Pie

This article first appeared on Food24 My father was a true connoisseur of fruit mince pies, as a man of an older generation he took a dim view on “store bought” pastry, my mother, sister and I, indulged his mince pie mania.  I recall one 

Blueberry Tart

Blueberry Tart

Savor the taste of summer with a no-fuss Fresh Blueberry Tart featuring an delicious Oreo crust. This is the quickest tart I have ever made, everything is mixed in the blender (I used a Nutribullet), ensuring it’s ready to devour in just about 30 minutes. 

Fresh Strawberry Bavois

Fresh Strawberry Bavois

As the sweet embrace of spring arrives, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with a luscious Fresh Strawberry Bavarois. Bursting with the vibrant flavors of ripe strawberries, this dessert is a testament to the beauty of seasonal produce. Join me as we