Christmas Cake 2018

I LOVE Christmas cake.  I love making it just as much as I love eating it.  each year, I dig out the same old recipes from the same cooks (Delia Smith and Mary Berry) and read through their ingredient lists and methods with a feeling of happiness growing in my heart.  Then, the same thing…

Marzipan & Mincemeat Madness

Well, not exactly madness, in fact far from madness, an afternoon of pure Christmassy joy in the kitchen this afternoon. I’ve been looking at some Christmas recipes over the past few days, and had my own epiphany. I never realised how easy it was to make my own mincemeat AND marzipan. First for the mincemeat….

The Countdown Begins

Hello friends, I’m back where I belong ………. In the kitchen. It’s been a while, too much stress in the outside world, and I’ve neglected the Muddy Floor Kitchen, but as half term begins, I have time to start my own countdown. The countdown to Christmas!! Today I am trying out a new idea for…