Sticky meringue roulade with honey cream stuffed with cranberry and raspberries

A LIGHT AFTER DINNER CAKE   Everyone likes something sweet once in a while and this treat is sure to please even the finicky dessert eater. We all love to eat at Christmas time and if you are anything like me you love the variety of  desserts generally available at many gatherings. The problem I have is when I have eaten turkey and all the trimmings that I am sometimes way too full to be eating anything else. To end your meal with something sweet I am sharing with you today a light alternative to your other heavy on the stomach Christmas desserts. Today I have a roulade recipe called a sticky meringue roulade with honey cream stuffed with cranberry and raspberries. The roulade is also known as cake roll recipes or simply rolled that can be created with various flavours and fillings which can be sweet or savory.   What is meringue?   A wonderfully frivolous thing a meringue recipe is made with using just the egg whites of an egg, sugar and an acid such as lemon or vinegar, cornflour which is corn starch in Canada then whisked until soft peaks are formed–light as air, sweet as honey […]

Stollen bread for the Christmas holidays

SWEET AND SIMPLE THIS FRUIT BREAD IS PACKED FULL OF FLAVOUR   If it’s a sweet treat you crave but don’t want to indulge in chocolate or something ooey gooey then this recipe is a must try. Christmas prep is in full swing at my house and the hustle and bustle in the kitchen only means that I’m baking up a long list of holiday favourites for everyone to enjoy. I like to be ahead of the game and get some treats and breads ready in case of unexpected guests or even just as a sweet treat on a cold winter’s day! With so many rich, traditional foods at Christmas, it can be a welcome change to be offered a slice of delicious home-made Stollen bread with butter, cheese, or a homemade preserve such as my carrot marmalade which I also use in this recipe. With the coming and goings of expected and unexpected guests during the Christmas holidays it’s a good idea to have a stand-by recipe for bread suitable for all occasions. This Stollen bread recipe offers just that and it’s not that difficult to make but it’s the culture behind the bread that most people often wonder […]

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