Christmas Cookie: Golden Ginger Star Biscuits

It’s less than a month to Christmas, and I hope our readers are not overwhelmed with the stresses of the season. I love the season of Christmas, as friends and family get together. Coming from an Italian background, Christmas lunch is a feast, a celebration of the joy of family. When I think of Christmas,…

Lemony Ginger Cake

This recipe is simple as it is delicious. Published by the CWA, in the aptly titled Country Women’s Association Classics: over 400 favourite recipes, this recipe is by Shirley Tongs from Tasmania. The recipe is apparently a standby cake on farms due to its simple ingredients. I selected it as it included two of my favourite flavours; lemon…

Yorkshire Gingernut Biscuits from Mary Berry

I love gingernut biscuits; the spicy heat from the ginger is a very welcome addition to an otherwise simple biscuit to accompany my morning cup of tea. Perhaps originating from Yorkshire, given the title, they do seem very English and so Mary Berry’s recipe seemed a good place to start.

Ena’s Gingerbread

Now, I don’t personally know Ena, but I can tell you that she makes a mean gingerbread cake. The name, like the recipe, comes from the Frugal Feeding blog, and he states “This is a favourite recipe of Katherine’s grandmother, Ena, who lives in Sunderland [England]; though I think the recipe was originally taken from…

Christmas Chutney

As promised in my sneak peek, a post about preserving! I spent a very pleasant Saturday afternoon making this delicious Christmas Chutney. I love Christmas time. I think this time of year means different things for different people. For me personally, it’s a hectic time, but it is one filled with love.. For me, I only give…

Ginger and Treacle Spiced Slice

It’s Mel again! I love Ginger. I love Treacle. I saw this recipe for Ginger and Treacle Spiced Tray Bake from Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes and I knew I had to make it. I quite like Mary Berry from the Great British Bake Off which I’m not ashamed to admit I love.