Jam Tarts

Suzy Rhodes Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:36
British Jam Tarts

When I was growing up, Jam Tarts were made from left over pastry, which happened a lot because we made pies quite often.  Jam Tarts are served at teatime as well as other pastries, cakes and sandwiches.  At Christmas Jam Tarts are part of the occasion along with mince pies, cakes, biscuits and other British sweets. 











This recipe makes around 45 Jam Tarts


Suzy Rhodes Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:46
Italian Novena

Bûche de Noël

Suzy Rhodes Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:54
French Yule Log

A French pastry chef created this clever Bûche de Noël in the 1800’s to pay culinary homage to the original yule log tradition that actually started in Norway.  The traditional Yule Log kept those cold, dark winters bright and warm in homes throughout Norway and was a big part of the winter solstice celebrations for centuries. 

British Christmas Pudding

Suzy Rhodes Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:41
British Christmas Pudding
British Christmas Pudding



















FYI - In England ‘pudding’ means dessert.

British Christmas pudding not only has quite a history to its name, but it also has a fascinating traditional way of making this rich fruity cake.  

English Creamy Fudge

Suzy Rhodes Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:34
English Creamy Fudge

Fudge is a delicious sweet treat made from milk, butter and sugar and comes in all kinds of forms nowadays.  It’s a very typical British treat, you can find thousands of Fudge shops all over Britain.  In some areas of England they are very famous for their fudge – like Cornwall (there’s nothing like Cornish fudge) and if you happen to go on a holiday to Cornwall you will be buying Cornish fudge by the boxes – trust me.