Crab Apple Jelly

The crab apples are ready to pick and look fantastic , I have a variety growing ( name unknown ! ) that are very small and a beautiful deep red . They make a wonderful red jelly. Flavour wise you can add chilli , you can add herbs, I like my jelly to taste distinctly…

Introduction Time to start making christmas cakes for the market.  I like my christmas cake to be dark and rich use a good old fashioned recipe with currants , raisins, sultanas, cherries, mixed peel and Brandy or Irish whiskey, as well as orange and lemon zest, almonds, spices and sometimes Bramley apple grated into the…

Christmas cake

Time to start thinking about Christmas baking.  Christmas cake and puddings can be made up to three months in advance (or longer ).  I like to get ahead for the market baking.  For home baking 4 weeks ahead is plenty of time.  I like a traditional rich, dark fruit cake filled with currants, raisins, sultanas,…