The Ultimate Caramel Shortbread from James Morton's How Baking Works cookbook. It’s not often that I am arrogant enough to believe that my recipe should be the standard on which all others are based. But here I am saying just that. It’s not only the best caramel shortcake I’ve ever had, but I’ve gone to great pains to keep the steps and ingredients very simple, too.
Everyone’s busy at Christmas – but nobody wants to be stressed! One of the best ways to enjoy it calmly is to prepare ahead, and having this beautiful spiced chocolate bundt cake from The Great British Bake Off: Christmas waiting in your freezer is the perfect solution. Everyone will want a slice, or two!
Roast chicken with dates, olives and capers: The Silver Palate, by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins, is one of the best cookbooks I know and a classic of the 1980s, listing recipes from the first modern quality take-out food shop in New York. Many of the dishes in the book have become legendary. One of them, Chicken Marbella, is the inspiration for this recipe. The chicken needs marinading for at least a day, preferably two, to soften and flavour properly; I wouldn’t cut corners here.
Hot Spiced Apple Cranberry and Ginger Upside Down Cake - a tasty alternative to Christmas pudding. | Best Christmas cake recipes | Christmas Recipes | Christmas Baking Recipes - Head to www.redonline.co.uk for the full recipe.