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  1. Christmas Chocolate Fudge with Cherries, Pistachio & Coconut Recipe

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    Whilst I really love chocolate, one can't simply survive on eating chocolate alone! And that is why I often venture to making traditional sweets, especially before Christmas.

    This Christmas Chocolate Fudge with Cherries, Pistachio & Coconut Recipe is the perfect recipe to make and give away as a token festive gift. Make your own gift boxes or just add a pretty ribbon and a Christmas gift tag and you have a truly special festive gift. I really love the colours in this recipe, as they are very christmassy on their own and of course the flavour comes from the chocolate you use (the stronger, darker one you use the stronger flavour you will get).

  2. Rich Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    I'm normally not too keen on fruit cakes, but this Rich Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe is quite special. The flavour changes depending on what dried fruit you bake the cake with and the type of alcohol you use to 'feed' the cake. This fruit cake is best made about 4-6 weeks before Christmas to give you enough time to feed it and for the flavour to develop.

  3. Christmas Baubles Cake Pops

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    I've resisted to make cake pops for as long as I can remember. But I've been recently looking for a quick gift for a children party I was invited to and though, well, perhaps I can try these Christmas Baubles Cake Pops. I was quite impressed with my results and of course all the recipients loved them too. Well at least that's what I think, judging by the speed they disappeared from the sweet's table display at the party.

  4. Christmas Chocolate Truffles Recipe

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

     

     A long time ago, here is where my chocolate business started: with making Christmas chocolate truffles to give as little token presents to my friends and family. This Easy Christmas Chocolate Truffles Recipe is a basic recipe that can be easily changed depending on what chocolate truffle flavour you fancy. Give them away packed in a cellophane bags with pretty Christmas ribbons and make sure you keep some for yourself! They are that good!

  5. Bugs & Butterflies Iced Biscuits Recipe

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    I used to make these Bugs & Butterflies Iced Biscuits for Down House tearooms, when we had 'Bugs week' which used to be mainly at half-term holidays. The house had a special programme prepared for children which often involved discovering and identifying bugs around the house and gardens. We thought it was rather good fun (and many little visitors agreed with us wholeheartedly!) to leave some 'bug discovering' for tearoom too and that's how these slightly sinister biscuits appeared at Down House Tea rooms menu.

    I used to make these really large and quite thick, so they were much bigger then any biscuits the children usually seen before.

    This Bugs & Butterflies Iced Biscuits Recipe is really easy to make, but of course the decorating takes a bit of time. You can let your imagination go wild here and have just butterflies or something else altogether.