Christmas

COCONUT, LEMON & ALMOND BALLS

Date: 08 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Desserts, Food, Holiday Specials, Sweets & Treats 0

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These little tasty morsels are so easy to make and taste so good! Perfect for after dinner with a coffee! 200 g desiccated coconut (plus extra for decorating) 200 g powdered milk 200 g butter 200 g sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla The juice of a small lemon 1-2 tbsp water OR Limoncello Roasted Almonds Over…

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PANFORTE – AN ITALIAN CLASSIC

Date: 08 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Desserts, Food, Holiday Specials, International Cuisine, Sweets & Treats 0

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Panforte is an Italian classic. A rich fruit and nut cake that makes the perfect accompaniment to coffee or served as a decadent dessert.  Panforte is best made the day before as it is easier to cut when it hardens. Store in an airtight container. 270g nuts, a mix of almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts (or…

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POLENTA CHRISTMAS STARS

Date: 08 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, Savory Snacks & Nibbles 0

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These make cute Nibbles/Apetitizers for any Christmas Do. They taste divine and will be gone in minutes! 1 cup Instant Polenta 3 cups water 1 tsp GF Vegetable Stock Powder Pinch Nutmeg Salt & Pepper 1/2 tsp garlic pepper 1 tsp finely chopped parsley 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese Knob of Butter Measure the polenta…

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HOME MADE CHRISTMAS MINCEMEAT

Date: 08 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, International Cuisine, Sweets & Treats 0

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What is Christmas without mince-pies? Mince-pies are a British Christmas Favorite. So for all those who maybe have not heard of mincepies … no, they do not contain any meat whatsoever! They are lovely mini sweet pies filled with a mixture of dried fruit, laced with spices, which mixture has been preserved in alcohol.  Mum…

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POACHED PEARS IN RED WINE

Date: 28 Nov 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Desserts, Food, Holiday Specials 0

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A great make-ahead dessert for all those busy cooks on Christmas Day! You can serve them in tall and elegant cocktail glasses, simple and plain, with just their syrup or else smothered in molten Chocolate and with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream! Both ways are delicious! (Serves 4) 4 medium sized pears 350 ml good…

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SAFFRON RISOTTO IN A TOMINO CRUST

Date: 27 Nov 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Risottos, Starters & Soups 0

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This is not really a Christmas Recipe, however it would make a lovely starter for a Christmas lunch or dinner.  An innovative way of serving risotto. Tomino is an Italian cow’s milk cheese of the bloomy-rind variety, similar to Brie and Camembert. However this cheese is strictly for cooking. They are small and round and…

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PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED RICE RING

Date: 27 Nov 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, Main Dishes, Risottos 0

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This does not really have to be made at Christmas, but it kinda looked pretty and festive like a Christmas wreath with the tomato and parsley leaves. It is a great dish as it can be prepared in advance and then baked before you are ready to serve. 400g Arborio or Carnaroli 1tbsp gluten free…

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