Start your Christmas Culinary Countdown on Stir up Sunday

Stir up Sunday Stir up Sunday? Christmas Culinary Countdown? What is that I hear you cry? Well this Sunday is thirty days before Christmas and a week before Advent. Advent, yes the thing with the calendar! Stir up Sunday is a Victorian tradition where the family gathered together to make the Christmas pudding or plum … Continue reading Start your Christmas Culinary Countdown on Stir up Sunday

Classic Christmas Cake

My Classic Fruit Cake Recipe – Crumbs it’s that time of year again!

This is my go-to recipe for fruitcake, rich and flavoursome enough for a christening or wedding cake or our family Christmas Cake.

Clovelly, Devon

Classic Sweet Scone Recipe

However you pronounce the word everyone loves a scone, we are eating our way through North Devon and the Devonshire Cream Tea is a big favourite. To my mind, at least a large pot of freshly brewed tea and a plate of warm scones ready to be smothered in clotted cream ( never whipped and just don’t even bother with a tin of squirty cream ) and strawberry jam is one of civilisations greatest treats.

Strawberry Milkshake and White Chocolate Cupcakes

The secret of this recipe to use Nesquik milkshake powderΒ which gives a real milkshake flavour to both the cake and the topping and I added another childhood favourite some white chocolate buttons to give it my own little twist.