Category Archives: Cookies & Edible Gifts

Recipe – Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Tart Cherries

These tender little melt-in-the-mouth cookies are ridiculously simple to make in a food processor. The dried tart cherries are optional. You could use dried cranberries or leave them out altogether. I happen to love the contrast between a rich, chocolatey, … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mincemeat with Brandy

Mincemeat is a wonderful traditional Christmassy confection and one that if you knew how easy it was to make from scratch, you’d never buy it ready-made again. It’s stuffed with lots of dried fruits, candied citrus peel, nuts and brandy … Continue reading

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Recipe – Florentines

These delicate cookies are deliciously crisp, chewy and really easy to make in two stages. Because they’re a bit posh, they also make a wonderful gift. The combination of almonds, tangy citrus zest and dark chocolate is mouthwatering. You don’t … Continue reading

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Recipe – Candied Citrus Peel

Not exactly a dessert but these wonderful tangy little strips of crystallized citrus peel are simply divine served as a nibble with an espresso, or perhaps chopped and sprinkled onto cupcake frosting – or folded into cake and pancake batter … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Pear Fruit Jellies (Pâte de Fruits)

‘Pâte de Fruits’ (fruit paste) is a classic French confection. There are many versions out there and some are a bit laborious, requiring a candy thermometer. This Martha Stewart recipe is drop dead easy and takes no more than 15 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Fudge Brownies (Gluten-Free)

Rich, dark, chewy, fudge-y, moist and utterly decadent – these brownies are made with ground almonds instead of flour and have an entire can of *boiled, caramelized condensed milk swirled into the batter just prior to baking. The only other … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chocolate

Yes, a recipe for making chocolate; not chocolate cake, chocolate truffles, cookies or ice cream but the crisp, dark, stuff that you use to make those things with (although this chocolate is so good that you’ll want to eat it … Continue reading

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