This is a mince pie carnival; to start with, my mincemeat is inspired by some of the ingredients from the famous 13 Christmas desserts of Provence and made exotic by the addition of spiced black rice vinegar in place of Cognac. Eating a little of each is said to give you good fortune and I’ve mixed them all up so you can’t help but have a little luck! I’ve also made a brown sugar pastry with a sensual waft of vanilla and given you tempting ideas for original, pretty and delicious goodies to top them all off.
Pavlova is a big old Christmas treat, a fairy tale concoction and for something that looks and tastes so spectacular it is very easy to make.
Use Dulce de Leche to make the simplest and perfect Banoffee Pie
Decorate this cheesecake with lashings of Dulce de Leche.
A deliciously rich and chocolatey alternative to Christmas pudding.
Don’t be frightened. Bavarois is a sort of thick set custard.
An impressive-looking dessert with a hint of brandy.
Eat this warm or cold. You can drizzle a little more maple syrup over the top.
A great ending to any meal – filled with gooey caramel, it will be hard to resist that second slice!
Deliciously rich and sweet chocolate cake. Go on... give them a try!