Christmas Pudding on a plate with holly
Christmas, Desserts

Christmas Pudding

This Sunday November 20th, the last Sunday before advent, is ‘Stir Up Sunday’ – the traditional day for making your Christmas Pudding. The Collect for this Sunday starts: ‘Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people…’, and is an apt reminder that it is time […]

Halloween Pudding slice on a plate served with cream and whole pudding in background

Halloween Pudding

I have always been fascinated by traditional recipes. As my parents were from Ireland and I was born and brought up in England my interest has centred on recipes from these two countries. As Halloween is approaching I have been trying to find a traditional Halloween recipe. I have been […]

Sussex Pie with lattice pastry top and Sussex written in pastry letters
Desserts, Pies

Sussex Pie or Apple Pie The Sussex Way

It’s apple season again here in the UK! British apples are beginning to appear in the shops and those lucky enough to have apple trees are gathering in their crop. I only have one small apple tree which is not very productive so I have been very pleased that neighbours […]

Coconut and lime meringue roulade rolled and on a plate

Coconut and Lime Meringue Roulade

This week I made a Coconut and Lime Meringue Roulade in the tea rooms. It proved very popular, and by the end of the day only one smallish piece was left. I’m really excited to share this one with you and how it came about. It was inspired by a […]