Tag: Christmas

Scottish shortbread or Petticoat tails

Scottish shortbread, or petticoat tails as it is also known, is a delicious buttery treat that is very easy to make. It can be bought in tartan tins at Christmas time, but why not make it yourself? It is a lovely gift to give a friend or to have on […]

 

Pimm’s

Photography by Sophie Harper A Christmas tradition in our family is to enjoy a glass of Pimm’s while we open our presents before lunch on Christmas Day. It is a delicious and refreshing drink to have in the summertime. We always have my tasty cheese biscuits with the Pimm’s. Pimm’s […]

 

Fruit soup

Fruit soups are popular throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and Scandinavia. A cold soup made with stone fruits is a delicious seasonal treat and very refreshing on a hot day. I serve one most years as part of our Christmas lunch. Pears, rhubarb and all types of berries can […]

 

Devils on horseback

Christmas is almost with us and I’ve been busy this week preparing and baking some of my family’s Christmas favourites. I offer two canapés today for you to try – devils on horseback and cheese biscuits. You will find many more of my Christmas recipes on Cook this Week on […]

 

Cheese biscuits

These tasty little cheese biscuits are very more-ish and I have to hide them not only from my family but also from myself. The recipe was originally given to my mother by an old family friend, Rene Merrifield, more than 60 years ago. We have these biscuits every year at […]