Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Christmas Cake. The rich fruity cake, laced with brandy or sherry then coated with marzipan and white royal icing, just makes the whole feeling of Christmas complete. It’s a touch of luxury that we can treat ourselves to once a year. However you wouldn’t want to do it every day. This is one of the more time consuming cake recipes to make. My own mother starts her preparation more than a full month before Christmas. At the least, you should take 3 days over it. I usually start a week before hand.

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Summary: Scottish Shortbread is a classic recipe that every Scotsman grows up eating. Shortbread is a well know favourite. Often found around Christmas and New Year or shortly after on Burns Night, hardly a year goes by when I don’t receive…

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Summary: Whenever I go to Hong Kong, I like to order lemon tea with meals. It makes a nice refreshing alternative to water or sodas, especially in the hot summer weather. On returning home, I wanted to replicate the same…

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Summary: Traditional Steak Pie is one of my favourite English recipes. English food or British food doesn’t have a great reputation, however, there are some real classics in that repertoire that are worth making. A really good steak pie with flaky puff…

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