christmas bakes

Christmas Pudding

I love Christmas Pudding, and I can’t recall a Christmas as a child where it wasn’t a big feature in our house during the festive season. My Nana, my Mam’s mother, used to make puddings for all the family. She used the old traditional  cloth method . These were the darkest, richest, most aromatic, moist  puddings  I have ever had the pleasure …

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Uncle Jim’s Brown Bread

Uncle Jim isn’t my Uncle Jim, he is actually Uncle Jim of the McGargle family brewers (www.ryeriverbrewingco.com). I had picked up one of their sampler packs recently and when we opened the bottle of Uncle Jim’s stout I thought it would be lovely in a loaf of bread, it smelled so good. I couldn’t describe it any better than McGargles …

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