It’s that time of year…. Christmas Mincemeat

I know it may seem a bit early to talk about the “C-word”….Christmas. But if you want to make your own christmas pudding, christmas cake or mincemeat for those divine mince pies, its time to get your skates on.

Today I am sharing my recipe for the best mincemeat I have tried. Its a combination of several recipes I have tried over the years and the flavour is exactly what I like in a minced pie. You can find the recipe for my mince pie pastry here in a few weeks time, I cant make any before Christmas really kicks in now can I?! Continue reading

Bread Baking Adventures

I mentioned a little while ago that we were given the most wonderful wedding gift by two lovely friends. The gift involved a drive to a remote pier in West Cork, a tiny ferry and a ride in a rickety island land rover which all added to the charm that was our day at the Firehouse Bread School on Heir Island. The school is fully booked for the rest of 2015 so you can see how lucky we were to have such lovely friends!! Continue reading