This recipe is for making your own liqueur but be patient - it takes a few weeks before you can use it. You will need a wide neck jar for this too. You get the added bonus of some deliciously preserved boozy apricots too. Eat the fruit separately, warmed through and served with brandy snaps and ice cream.
This is an easy to make refreshing drink made from elderflowers. These start to make an appearance around June. Once made and bottled it can be frozen and used when required. I first made it with my children who helped to pick the flowers and then make the drink. They still enjoy it and is now an early summer ritual. It's nice as a gin mixer, or diluted with soda or sparkling water for a change. Can be made without the oranges and less lemon according to your preference.
I prefer to make a shortbread base rather than use digestive biscuits - it tastes a little richer. But the choice is yours. Either way, this is a great dessert for a crowd.
Garlic lovers, this marinade is for you! It works well with a 2 kg joint of roast beef or 8 large chicken breasts.
Jamaican goat curry is a national dish. Shows the Indian influence in Jamaica. Tasty served with rice and peas and fried plantain.
A traditional Christmas treat, this mince pie recipe is made easy with the use of best-quality shop-bought filling.
You'll need 4 large bowls, an electric mixer and a triffle bowl (or a 5in deep 8 x 12in glass dish). If you do not have an electric mixer, the prep time is slightly longer as you will have to beat everything by hand. TIP: If you can't find ladyfingers, you can use plain Rich Shorties Biscuits or any plain biscuit TIP: You can add the inside of one vanilla pod or 1 tps vanilla extract to the custard mixture and freeze to make a creamy ice cream.
Berry Punch used at all my family occasions along with many other punches but this one is my personal favourite. If you like it sweeter you can add sugar or maple syrup, but the sherbet adds the sweetness kick for me, there is never a drop left in our house!
These blueberry martinis are the hit of any party! Easy to make, but the key is the homemade blueberry vodka that requires 2 weeks to properly infuse. After that, it's smooth and fruity sailing with a splash of lime juice!
Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink, which the Mayans and Aztecs called this the drink of the gods. Here it is made even more heavenly with the addition of rum.