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Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls

Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls

In another country, another lifetime, I sold Christmas Puddings. The real deal. Wrapped in calico with pretty tartan Christmas ribbon. I made and sold hundreds of them. It all started when I was working in a restaurant in Spain. We decided to do little individual Christmas puddings to serve as dessert and I knew my recipe would be perfect for this. Then people started asking to buy whole ones from me. There was such a big Irish and English community there that they were hugely popular. When I moved back to Ireland, I continued to do this, but introduced a...


Salted Caramel Fudge

Salted Caramel Fudge

Now doesn't that name just conjure up memories of childhood, a bygone era, a time where you never thought about how bad sugar was for your teeth - your only concern was to get as much of it into your mouth as you could! The sweet buttery taste of fudge, it was a treat to be eaten slowly and savoured. I've always had a soft spot for fudge. It makes me think of old times...of innocence and simplicity. 

This fudge borrows its sweetness from dates.

I know some people don't like dates and I initially tried this recipe...