Thursday, 17 December 2015

Rugelach with Sweet Mincemeat

 Made with a light, flaky, pastry containing cream cheese and an enhanced sweet mincemeat filling, these small Jewish pastry treats are a true taste sensation. 

Homemade Rugelach with Sweet Mincemeat


Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas Stuffed Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash stuffed with shallots & beetroot and finished with a pastry lid provides a delicious meat free option for vegetarian guests this Christmas time.

Christmas Stuffed Butternut Squash, with chestnuts, shallots and beetroot

Do you have vegetarians coming for Christmas dinner this year?  Are you a little unsure what to serve that is not only straight forward to make but also looks good on the plate and tastes delicious too? 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Cheat's Chocolate Orange Fudge

Made in a microwave and taking only a few short minutes, this delicious fudge is
far easier to achieve success with!

Chocolate Orange Fudge made in a microwave

Fudge, fudge, glorious, fudge!  I adore fudge, it's probably safe to say that it's one of my favourite types of confectionary, and Chocolate Orange Fudge is certainly no exception; soft,  sweet and ... fudgey :-) 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Side-by-Side Baking - Yorkshire Pudding

How much does resting a Yorkshire Pudding batter affect the final bake and eat?

Resting a Yorkshire Pudding Batter

Being a Yorkshire lass, the home of the fabulous Yorkshire Pudding, I thought it was about time that I included these beauties on Only Crumbs Remain!   However, rather than simply whipping up a batter and baking them in the oven, I thought I'd share it as one of my Side-by-Side Baking features.


Friday, 4 December 2015


This traditional German bread, packed with fruit and marzipan, is often bought over the Christmas period.  It's straight forward to make and is certainly a treat not to miss out on!

Slices of homemade Stollen

Mmm, Stollen!  It's such a delicious Christmas treat, packed full of fruit, butter and marzipan, I can't quite believe that this is the first year that I've tried Stollen.  Truly it is!  It's passed me by for so many years, how I have managed to enjoy so many Christmases without a slice or two of Stollen I will never know.  It's even more remarkable given my love of marzipan!  I just love the stuff!  Now that I have tried this wonderful bread I can categorically say that it will feature in our family's Christmases for many a festive season to come.