Every year Christmas seems to rush
A QUICK, SIMPLE BUT DELICIOUS
8 oz. Plain Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 well beaten eggs
1 cup cold water
7 oz. sugar
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of
1 lb. mixed dried fruit
4 oz. butter
1 teaspoon mixed spice
nuts and/or cherries
3/4 cup sherry (three
|You can avoid that last|
minute shopping panic, not to mention crushes, by making a list of all
the people for whom you need presents, then take time to think of
suitable items for each person listed. These gifts can then be
purchased well before the Christmas rush begins. In addition,
the selection is often better and it also helps to spread the cost
over a longer period.
|Check if a Christmas tree|
is fresh by looking at the cut edge of the truck – it should be sticky
with sap. To keep it fresher for longer, cut 2 ins. from the
base of the trunk and stand the tree for two or three days in a bucket
of water containing a cup of sugar or some honey before decorating.
Obviously this only
LIGHT AND SIMPLE PASTRY RECIPES
Contributed by Brenda Young
8 oz. plain flour
1/2 (half) teaspoon salt
and/ or 1 dessertspoonful sugar
Spices if required****
6 tablespoons vegetable oil (not Olive oil)
3-4 tablespoons water
Squeeze lemon juice (optional)
Sieve together the flour, salt, sugar and
Beat together oil, water and lemon juice.
Pour onto the flour mixture and mix witha
Knead lightly, roll out.
Do not try to roll out too thinly and do
**** various spices can be added according
13 oz. Plain flour and a little baking
*Self Raising flour can be used with no
1 small cup plain yoghurt or sour cream.
8 oz. margarine
Place flour (and baking powder if used)
Make dip in middle and add yoghurt/cream.
Brush flour over yoghurt/cream.
Cut margarine into small pieces and add to
Mix with a fork.
Knead and if sticky add a little more
This can then be rolled out and spread with
Then roll and bake on a greaseproof sheet
350 deg. F., 180 C. or Mark 4 Gas.
A coffee mug, cup and saucer or beer
Alternatively, a glass or porcelain
For DIY enthusiasts try a container
A cook would be delighted to receive a
Children love collecting all the
There are many more pages on site with
a Christmas theme such as –
How to make economical presents
and gifts to give them that personal touch.
Tips on how to hang holiday
/ Christmas lights
Christmas and Party Recipes
to make and buy
decorations from across the world