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Iced Mince Pie Pudding

Iced Mince Pie Pudding

This Iced Mince Pie recipe from Phillippa Grogan is perfect on a hot Summer day. It only requires a few flavoursome ingredients and plenty of spoons to share it around! Ingredients 6 Phillippa's Mince Pies (tip: our outlet in Richmond sometimes stocks ‘seconds’, ie not perfectly proportioned like the rest!) 1 litre Vanilla Ice Cream Jar Caramel Brandy Sauce 2 punnets Strawberries Method Soften ice cream. Finely chop Mince Pies and blend into soften ice cream. Re-freeze in a small 1.5 litre pudding shaped bowl for 1-3 days depending on your freezer. (Some freezers operate at -4c, others -18c) To...

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Christmas Table settings

Christmas Table settings

Christmas is one of the few times of the year that special pieces collected over the years can be dusted off, polished and have their time in the spotlight. They take up valuable real estate most of their lives, being set aside for ‘special occasions’. It takes only a little bit of forward planning to create a stunning table setting. If you don’t usually use a table cloth, this in itself will set your feasting table apart. Phillippa’s makes it easy for you to then simply decorated it with pretty bowls of ‘Tid Bits’; glacé budrim ginger, clusters of muscatel...

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Five things to do with Christmas pudding

Five things to do with Christmas pudding

1/Boil for 1-2 hours, (the longer the darker and richer in flavour), turn out, serve at the table with flambé Brandy, which gives a stunning blue hue. Serve with warm Phillippa’s Caramel Brandy Sauce and lashings of whipped pure cream2/ serve left over pudding with chunks of strong Cheddar3/ heat and serve with vanilla been anglaise4/ fry left overs in butter and enjoy for breakfast on Boxing Day5/ crumble left over pudding and add to Brandy laced baked custard before cooking

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