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Christmas chocolate and mincemeat baked Alaska with black cherries

Line a 1-litre freezer-proof pudding basin with cling film. Cut the sponge into slices. Cut a small circle of chocolate sponge cake to fit the base then cut triangular pieces to line the sides. Fill any gaps with trim...

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Christmas chocolate, orange and mincemeat semifreddo

Line a 1kg loaf tin with cling film. Mix together the orange juice and brandy and use to soak the biscuits. Dip the biscuits into the orange mixture and line them along the base and up the long sides of the tin (they ...

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White chocolate and raspberry cheesecakes

For the base, combine biscuits and butter together, then press in...

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Apple and walnut cake with cinnamon and Christmas mincemeat

Heat the oven to 180`c and line a rectangular baking tin (approx 27cm x 20cm) with parchment paper. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples then squeeze the lemon juice over. Set to one side. Place the butter, caster s...

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Ricotta and mincemeat chocolate torte

Preheat the oven to 180`c. To make the torte, crush the bourbon biscuits into crumbs and place into a bowl. Pour over the melted butter. Press into a 20cm/8in spring-form cake tin to form the base. Place the chocolate...

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Pork fillet with sage, feta cheese and prosciutto with zucchini couscous

Start this recipe by preparing the pork. Hammer the medallion slightly to get an even size, then lay out onto your work top. Place a slice of feta cheese onto each piece of pork and cover with a sage leaf. Wrap up eac...

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Pork ragu stuffed aubergines with Parmesan and fennel seed potatoes

Start this recipe by blanching the aubergine halves in hot water for a minute or two. Allow to cool before scooping out the inside flesh. Keep half and chop up but discard the remaining flesh. Heat the oil in a large ...

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Pork stroganoff with peppercorns and mushrooms

Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan.  Add in the pork medallions, fry for 2-3 minutes on each side.  Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and fry until the pork is cooked through, taking care not to over-...

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Spanish chicken thighs with chorizo sausage and olives with roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes

Start this recipe by seasoning the chicken thigh pieces all over with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan and seal the chicken pieces on both sides, skin side down first. This should ...

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Creamy baked chicken and bacon risotto with leeks

Start this recipe by making up the chicken and leek soup. Tip the dried soup into a small saucepan and stir in the cold water. Heat gently on a medium heat, stirring constantly until the soup thickens and just begins ...

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Halloween pumpkin cupcakes

Preheat oven to 180`c and line your muffins tray with cupcake liners. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together until combined. Set aside. In a...

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Cinnamon and pumpkin pie

On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 3mm thickness and wide enough to line a 25cm tart tin. Ease the pastry into the case, making sure there’s an overhang, then chill for 30 mins. Heat oven to 200`c. Lin...

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