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Hot Cross Bun–and-butter puddings

Hot Cross Bun–and-butter puddings

MAKES 6 Ingredients 115g sugar 3 eggs 185ml milk 500ml cream ½ vanilla bean, split & scrape seeds Zest of 1 lemon or orange 6 hot cross buns (about 100g each) 50g currants 50gm unsalted butter Individual ramekins about 100-150ml each Method Preheat oven 10 120°C Mix sugar, eggs, milk, cream, vanilla bean and zest for the custard. Strain through sieve and put in a large jug. Slice the buns into three circles, using the top of the buns to make the lid for the ramekins. Cut the bottom third in to quarters. Save the middles for toast Butter the...

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Royal Icing

Royal Icing

Recipe From Phillippa’s Home Baking Ingredients 2 egg whites 400g icing sugar 1 ½-2 tbs lemon juice Method Beat egg whites with a whisk until soft peaks form. Gradually add the icing sugar and slowly add them lemon juice until the desired consistency is formed and blend until smooth. Place icing in a bag with a fine nozzle and pipe. Allow a few hours to set, overnight if possible. Use to assemble and decorate gingerbread houses.

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Syllabub

Syllabub

Recipe From Phillippa Grogan Ingredients 1 unwaxed Orange 60g castor sugar  300 ml pure cream  150ml medium dry sherry or Madeira Method Finely grated the orange zest then juice the orange. Blend together wine, zest, sugar and juice for a few hours in the fridge and strain. Whip cream til thick and fold in the wine. Pour into pretty glasses and chill, preferably over night. Serve with shortbreads and thin strips of candied fruits.   Photo Credit BBC good food.

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Iced Mince Pie Pudding

Iced Mince Pie Pudding

Recipe From Phillippa Grogan Ingredients 6  phillippas mince pies (tip, our outlet in Richmond sometimes stocks ‘seconds’) 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. Refreeze 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 serve, briefly dip pudding in warm water and turn out onto a pretty plate. Sit a jar of caramel Brandy Sauce in hot water to slightly warm and stir. Serve pudding with Caramel...

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