Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Lavender Shortbread

Fragrant shortbread made with lavender sugar, serve with delicate Darjeeling tea for an elegant afternoon tea or give them as presents.

Lavender Sugar

This fragrant sugar makes a fabulous present, attach a label with the lavender shortbread recipe handwritten to finish it off beautifully. Also lovely sprinkled over summer berries. This will keep for 6 months.

Vegetable korma and homemade chapatis

This is a mild curry dish made with coconut milk and ground cashew nuts, it is not suitable for people with nut allergies. Add in a tin of chickpeas for protein and serve with raita.

Custard Creams

The custard cream has been around for over 100 years. It was first made in 1908 and the swirly baroque design of ferns goes back to Victorian Times, the Victorians thought baroque ferns were really cool.

Melting Snowman Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas muffins iced to look like melting snowmen, they go down a treat at Christmas.
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Gingerbread Biscuits - rubbing in method

It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread in our house, gingerbread biscuits to decorate and if I remember to put a hole in the top they may end up on the Christmas tree although it's difficult to get them to last that long.

Soured Cream Pastry and Sausage Rolls

This is a wonderful cheat version of rough puff pastry and can all be done in a food processor very easily and quickly. It's brilliant with savoury recipe such as sausage rolls or meat pies and also works well with recipes such as mince pies and tarte tatin.

Sausage Rolls with Rough Puff Pastry

Homemade sausage rolls taste wonderful and are worth the effort. This recipe uses rough puff pastry which is quicker than flaky pastry and there is an extra quick version included too.

Mini Christmas Puddings - children's version

This chocolate fridge crunchy or tiffin recipe makes wonderfully easy and spectacular mini Christmas puddings, you could use thick glace icing instead of sugarpaste to drizzle over if you wish. Wonderful boxed to give as gift for friends and family.


Stollen is a yeasted dough, it can be made in advance, frozen and then iced when you are ready to eat it.