Glazed Roast Duck Breast

Set oven to 180 degrees with top heat and pre-heat a shallow oven dish. Score the fatty side of the duck breast. Then use a frying pan with a little sesame oil to sear the breast. Do the flesh side briefly then the skin side,…

Mulled Wine

Enough for 3-4 mugs Half a stick of cinnamon 6 cloves 3-4 large bits star anise some crumbs of nutmeg (the bits left over from when you’ve been grating it) A few slices of fresh ginger Two mugs of red wine One mug of apple…

Christmas every day cake…

This is the Christmas cake recipe, but with quantities suitable for a long loaf tin (25cm) so that it is good for everyday. You can coat with marzipan if you like (or put a layer of marzipan in the middle). Preheat oven to 140 C.…

German Honey Bars

1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup sugar 2 tabs butter 1 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp bicarb 1/4 cup almonds, blanched 1/4 cup candied peel 1/4 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp cardamon 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4-1/2 cup more flour Preheat oven to 170C…