Jammy Dodgers

Happy Valentine’s Day! I don’t usually go for Valentine’s, as long as I get a card I’m happy! My Nan bought me the official Great British Bake Off 2014 calendar for Christmas and every month features a new recipe (January was an olive loaf that went surprisingly well). February of course featured Love Heart biscuits which are almost exactly like homemade jammy dodgers.

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I look forward to making a new recipe every month, there are some great ones coming up – like madeleines in March, florentines in September and pecan pie in November. Anyway, this is my February attempt.

Click here to see how it went, comments are appreciated as always.

Jen x

Mince Pies

So now Christmas is almost upon us and of course I now need to make some mince pies to use up the immense supply of mincemeat I made a little while back in preparation.

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I got this book back at Cake International when it was on offer as a 2 for £10 deal (I bought James Martin’s Dessert book with it). I’ve been dying to use it for a while to make some bread but needs must when I was making the pies and needed a recipe for sweetcrust pastry as I still haven’t found my ‘go-to’ recipe just yet.

Click here to see how it went 🙂 Comments are appreciated as always.

Jen x

Homemade Mincemeat

So Christmas is just around the corner as we all know (only 49 sleeps to go!) and I thought I’d make my own mincemeat to get into the festive spirit!

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Click here to see how it went and how to make your own.

Jen x

PS – watch out for the follow up mince pie post I’ll be making in December!