Special Occasions

Mince Pies

Mince Pies If you popped into the shop yesterday you might have been lucky enough to have one of these freshly baked treats before they were all gone. Not to worry they are really easy to make. And if you have time make your own mincement!Ingredients (W-available from Weigh Ahead)Pastry• 75g of unsalted butter, softened• […]

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Custard Creams

Custard Creams Homemade Custard Creams are so much better than the shop-bought variety. These classic biscuits literally melt in your mouth.This recipe is taken from christinascucina.comIngredients (W) available from Weigh Ahead• 170g plain flour (W)• 50g custard powder• 170g butter, at room temperature• 50g icing sugar (W)• 1/4 tsp baking soda (W)Filling• 25g butter• 25g

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Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding Tomorrow is Stir Up Sunday, a centuries-old annual tradition where home-cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent ‘stirring up’ their Christmas pudding.  Here is Delia Smith’s traditional Christmas Pudding recipe: INGREDIENTS (W-available from Weigh Ahead)• 110g shredded suet• 25g whole candied peel, finely chopped (W)• 25g whole almonds chopped (skin on is ok) (W)•

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Marzipan

Marzipan Now you’ve baked your cakes with the lovely fruit mix from Weigh Ahead you’ll be needing marzipan and there is nothing simpler to make. I just made this in less than 10 minutes – from weighing the ingredients to mixing in my food mixer. Ingredients (all available from Weigh Ahead) 250g ground almonds 125g

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake A decadent cake you can convince yourself is healthy because it has carrots in  Ingredients (W available from Weigh Ahead)• 230ml vegetable oil, plus extra for the tin W• 100g natural yogurt• 4 large eggs W• 1½ tsp vanilla extract• ½ orange, zested• 265g self-raising flour W• 250g soft brown sugar W• 2½

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