An incredibly easy way to round off a dinner party - but only if they aren't driving! I like to serve two small scoops in tiny dishes with shortbread, biscotti or amaretti. You can vary this any way you like - try Cointreau or Drambuie (my favourite), or add a few drops of real vanilla extract or some of the vanilla seeds.
The classic - perfect for Christmas morning.
Mulled cranberry juice, like mulled wine, is a winter tradition in my home. This warm, comforting drink is easy to prepare and is great for Christmastime.
I adored black forest gateaux in the 70s and loved trifle so decided I would fuse the two. You can make it all from scratch but also easy to substitute ready made goods if you don't have the inclination. The ingredients are split to enable you to decide at each 'layer'.
It came from my auntie's friends grandma that lives in Rome.
It is a recipe given to me some years ago by a friend when we were chatting about using up left over turkey. I usually serve it with pickled red cabbage (shop bought), and crispbreads.
Use thumb and point of knife to crimp edge of pie into a scalloped pattern. Crisp and light shortcrust pastry tops a mixture of richly flavoured meats in this all-time classic winter dish. Be sure to cook the filling slowly and thoroughly to allow the different flavours to intermingle. SERVES 4
Amazing, Turkish delight flavoured, pink coloured vodka. Takes 2 weeks to make but so-o-o-o worth it!
We serve this at our "Hair of the Dog" party on New Year's Day. It's a fantastically warming punch scented with cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, chilli and orange. You can spike it with whisky, brandy or your favourite spirit.
This is a sponge cupcake with pink icing on top. It is wonderful and yummy, and this makes 18 cupcakes!