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Mincemeat and Almond Shortbread
There’s likely to be at least one spare jar of mincemeat in most kitchens at this time – plenty more if you make your own – and this versatile short-term preserve deserves better than to be thought of as a ‘single use’ ingredient for mince pies. The popular Sunday Independent cookery columnist Brenda Costigan gives this unusual recipe in her new cookbook, From Brenda's Kitchen (Gill & Macmillan, paperback, €19.99)
Christmas Desserts - Sherry Trifle and Oranges with Cointreau
Two delicious recipes for Christmas Desserts: Real Sherry Trifle and Oranges with Cointreau. Taken from 'Meals for All Seasons' by Georgina Campbell, published in 1992 and now out of print and only available in our online shop.
CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - Wholefood Plum Pudding / Christmas Pudding / Cranberry and Vodka Coulis / Vodka
The Christmas countdown has well and truly started so, if you enjoy making your own puddings and cakes, it's time to set aside one or two days when the weather makes it a nice idea to stay in your warm kitchen and get stuck into the baking. Puddings used to be made in September to allow them to mature for Christmas, but a month or so seems to be fine - perhaps the ingredients we use today are lighter and blend together more easily.
CHRISTMAS - Christmas Cake / Marzipan / Royal Icing / Oysters or Smoked Salmon Platter with Aherne's Brown Bread / Brown Sugar
If you enjoy a traditional rich fruit cake for Christmas it will need about a month to mature, so try to make it this weekend - even if you don't use it over Christmas, it is a wonderful treat to look forward to with your afternoon cuppa in January.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - Sausages with Cranberry Gravy and Bubble & Squeak / Poached Eggs on Tomato & Mushroom Toasts / Cranberry
Christmas shopping is an exhausting business by any standards so what's needed around this time of year is some sure-fire easy meals that are packed full of nourishment, please all age groups and suit any time of day. Depending how your body clock works, some people find it pays to invest half an hour in the kitchen beforehand...