Much quicker and easier to make than mince pies, and without the need for the long maturing time of a Christmas cake.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a mince pie. I like to serve them warm from the oven with a little Bailey’s extra thick cream
This is the season for a wassail. We drink it around a fire, offering some of the cider to our garden fruit trees.
These are one of my favorites, they are softer and more cake like than normal gingerbread, and have lots more flavour.
I had the idea to try this one for myself, after my Sister in law’s fiance cooked us a gammon in Coca Cola. I then found out that Bob Thornton, of Moremead had already done it.
Warm yourself by the fire with a freshly made mug of gently spiced wine.
Crab apples are available in large quantities from late Summer. This drink is perfect for warming yourself, sat by the fire during the long, cold winter months