If you are on a tight budget, Christmas food can be very difficult, causing stress, and maybe even debt too. Happily, no need to get into debt, when with a bit of extra planning, you can enjoy a delicious festive meal, without spending a fortune.
Cakes and Bakes
A tender sponge containing puréed citrus peel, topped with cream cheese frosting. Vary by using all lemon, all orange, all lime, or a mixture
This is just like carrot cake but instead of carrots, orange and sugar, I used parsnips, lemon and maple syrup. Totally worked!
Raisin Biscuits. Fun to make in little shapes, or elegant in thin rounds
If you take 250g flour, some yeast and water, you can add many, many different things to it and get a lovely loaf, with 4 portions, to use for any meal
Very, very variable oaty biscuit recipe, much, much too moreish
Raisins in a sandwich and pan fried? Ooh, yum! Yes please. A super simple anytime snack
A lovely, slicing, easy to make fruit loaf. Use any dried fruit you have. Cuts into 12 slices at 8p a slice
Chocolate scones are a bit different and very delicious. We had one with thick cream and bottled dark cherries. Rock on Black Forest revival!
These vegetable muffins are very light and taste delicious. Would be lovely tucked into a lunchbox, or enjoyed alongside a bowl of delicious soup
I like a banana bread, but today, I was looking at my fruit bowl and wondered if other fruit could be used in place of the bananas. How about apple bread I thought? Ooh, or spiced apple bread?
Christmas leftovers – part 4. Chestnut Soup; Fruit Crumble Toppings; Mixed Nut Butter; Turkey Zombie Burgers
Part 4, the next bit of our attack on those Christmas leftovers. This time. we’re going to use up some fruit and nuts, and make some Zombie burgers