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Christmas Biscuit Tree

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Make a sweet centrepiece no one can resist with this Christmas biscuit tree. The individual biscuits are flavoured with Christmas spices and decorated with white chocolate – this is one the kids can help make too Ingredients SPICED WHITE CHOCOLATE BISCUITS  300g unsalted butter, softened  150g demerara sugar  150g golden caster sugar  ½ tsp fine sea salt  3 tsp ground cinnamon  2 tsp ground nutmeg  2 tsp…

Savoury Carrot and Parsnip Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Decorated with colourful carrot and parsnip ribbons, this vegan (and gluten-free) nut roast is the perfect main for a special occasion. Made with leeks, nuts and lentils, this hearty roast is packed with flavour and texture too. Serve with vegan gravy and roast potatoes for an alternative Sunday lunch. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 500g leeks, finely sliced ½ tbsp thyme leaves 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g…

Mulled Wine Cheesecake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   Starting to feel festive nut not quite there yet? Try out this sweet and spicy seasonal twist on a cheesecake! Ingredients: 350g dark chocolate digestives 75g unsalted butter, melted 2 tbsp cocoa powder 6½ sheets leaf gelatine 350g mascarpone 250g sour cream ½ tsp cinnamon 2 medium eggs 115g caster sugar 175ml mulled wine 100g smooth dark chocolate, melted Method 1Line the base of a loose-bottomed 20cm cake tin. Crush the biscuits until they are a fine crumb….

Fish Dogs with Tomato Relish and Butternut Squash Chips

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk Packed with mashed potatoes, green peas and poached cod, kids will love this crispy fish dog recipe – and it’s healthier than a hot dog! The sweet cherry tomato relish is also a healthier alternative to ketchup Ingredients 200g cherry tomatoes, diced 2 spring onions, finely chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 2 x 300g butternut squash crinkle chips 350g potatoes, peeled 125g petits…

Sweet Potato Dauphinoise

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk This delicious take on a classic side dish is the perfect addition to your dinner. For vegetarians, why not try this as a main? Ingredients 1kg Sweet Potatoes 1 Onion 3 Garlic Cloves, crushed 2 sprigs of Fresh Thyme 25g Butter, plus extra for greasing 250ml Double Cream 150ml Milk 50g Grated Parmesan 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas mark…

Bonfire ‘Bang’ Cookies

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Kids and adults alike will enjoy these spiced biscuits — and they’ll never guess the secret vegetable ingredient! Ingredients: 150g butternut squash, deseeded and skinned weight 150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp ground mixed spice 100g salted butter, softened and diced 75g light brown muscovado sugar 1 medium egg yolk 1 kiwi fruit Chocolate writing icing or coloured writing icing White…

Chocolate Spiced Pumpkin Pinata Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   Ingredients For the cakes: 550g butter, plus extra for greasing 200g cocoa, plus extra for dusting 500g caster sugar 500g light brown muscovado sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 8 large eggs 680g self-raising flour 4 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp mixed spice 2 tsp cinnamon To decorate: 450g soft unsalted butter 1 tbsp vanilla extract 800g icing sugar 6 x 10g tubes orange gel food colouring…

Twice Baked Pumpkin

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Packed with fresh herbs and creamy goat’s cheese, this delicious pumpkin recipe is simple-to-follow and makes the most of this seasonal vegetable. A delicious autumnal dish that’s ideal as a midweek meal – what’s more it’s also a great Halloween party idea! Serves 4 15 mins to prepare and 60 mins to cook Ingredients 2kg (4Ib) pumpkin 2 tbsp olive oil 125g (4oz) bulgur wheat, rinsed 300ml…

Pumpkin Latte

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com   If you’re in need of a warm me up then get cosy with this wonderfully spiced pumpkin latte. This spicy and frothy hot drink is so simple to make at home, it’s the perfect drink to snuggle up to and works wonderfully with both espresso coffee and instant coffee. Ingredients   2 heaped tbsp pumpkin purée 1 tbsp soft brown sugar ¼ tsp mixed spice ¼…

Chocolate, Popcorn and Salted Caramel Cake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Whatever the occasion, celebrate in style with this showstopper of a cake! Layers of light chocolate sponge sandwiched with a dark chocolate ganache, all encased in a mascarpone icing and topped with a sensational caramel drizzle and gooey, sticky salted caramel popcorn. This stunning cake recipe is surprisingly simple but looks and tastes divine. Ingredients 250g butter 250g light brown soft sugar 4 eggs 175g self-raising flour…

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