Archive for December, 2008

So That Was Christmas

So Christmas is over for another here. Here’s how it went down, with the recipe for my Ma’s Christmas pudding to boot.


Saucy Bread

Traditional bread sauce is one of my must-haves for Christmas dinner – milk sauce, infused with onion and cloves and thickened with breadcrumbs, it’s something I could eat any day of the year.


Going Nuts At Christmas

Nut roast gets a bad rap, a seemingly poor vegetarian substitute for the meats on special occasions, but it doesn’t have to be so. This cheese and nut loaf is rich, meaty and tremendously satisfying…


The Gingerman

Gingerbread men were a feature of my childhood, though I never had a fancy cutter then. Now that I had obtained such a cutter, it was time to recreate some gingery childhood memories.


Offline Almond Slices

Internet connection woes are the bane of a blogger’s life. Finding some of my mother’s almond slices – one of my favourite childhood baked treats – made it all seem better, though…


Sweet Rosemary

Rosemary was one of the first herbs I got to know, but for years, I only associated it with savoury uses. Lately, though, I have begun to appreciate its use in sweet dishes, like these rosemary cashews and rosemary sugar.


Fear Of Baking

Baking does seem to induce fear in even the most competent of cooks. It probably helps if you start young and before you know that there is anything to fear…

Topics: Baked Goods

A Tale Of Two Tassies

Walnut tassies, glorious mini-pies based on a recipe from Gourmet magazine, and that get a gluten-free makeover here.