Okay guys it’s December and time to start thinking about those foodie gifts if you haven’t done so already. This bacon chocolate bark will have to made just before giving as it doesn’t keep long but it is so moreish it never lasts long anyway! So don’t just think of bacon for breakfast.
Mustard puts a bit of heat and spice into all sorts of things from your traditional Christmas baked ham to grilled cheese sandwiches and my Highlander Mustard is no exception. With a wee dash of whisky it will add that bit of Scottish style to your foodie gifts this Christmas.
Coconut curd is a great addition to your preserving reportoire and just a nice change from the usual lemon curd and others that usually grace the tea table or breakfast toast. If you have never made curds they are simple to make, check out my resources page.
Well here it is at long last me on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas TV show for Channel 4. It was shown last night (18th December) so I’m now allowed to blog about it and show and tell. To be part of this prestigious show was an honour and a privilege and oh so much fun!
Oat and Almond Crumble Crackers are a sort of fusion of Scottish and French biscuits, a wee bit of the Auld Alliance here between Scotland and France. These biscuits are savoury but without any added flavourings so you can pair them with both savoury and sweet toppings.
Scotch Mist Liqueur is my own personal take on the world-famous Drambuie (pronounced Dram-Boo-ee) liqueur from good old Scotland. The original is made from whisky, Scottish heather honey and a secret blend of herbs and spices. My version contains whisky (of course), honey and my own blend of herbs and spices, read on….
Spiced Apple Vinegar is another great little foodie gift that is easy to make and not something your friends will have come across in the shops. It is good to mix up your Christmas hampers and have sweet and savoury goodies, oils, vinegars, drinks, sweets, cookies etc, a good selection is always best.
Orangettes are a very much a tradition in France. These bitter sweet confections are the perfect addition to that hamper for Christmas and are so moreish you will be lucky if you manage to pack them up and give them away!