Christmas sweet treats


Cook House owner and food blogger Anna Hedworth shares the spoils of the season

I’m not often the one ordering pudding or popping to the sweet shop; my mind is usually on cheese, or black pudding, or bread and butter, or where we’re going to eat supper.

I’m definitely not the one with the sweet tooth in the family, but at Christmas and New Year I do like to treat myself to the odd chocolate or festive treat.

Last year I think I ate chocolate every day for about two weeks and I then suffered a minor come down in January, when I had to have words with myself.

I imagine the same will happen again this year and, if nothing stops me, there may be no end. So, just to kick everything off nicely, here are some recipes for my favourite Christmas treats.

Make them for friends and family, or eat them all yourselves – just don’t blame me for the January come down!

Recipe: Candied spiced nuts

Recipe: Christmas syllabub

Recipe: Candied orange peel

Recipe: Cardamom chocolate truffles

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