Christmas Mince Pies

After I published Holly, Baubles and Murder, many of my readers emailed with wonderful memories of tasting mince pies. Others, after reading about Meg, Lord Abermarle’s cook, asked how they were made. When I was in Kenya, running my cafe and farm shop, I produced upwards of 1,000 mince pies each year, along with Christmas[…]

Chocolate Celebration Cake

In Hour is Come, Dotty makes a chocolate cake for Lucas, her husband’s young son. This is the recipe for the cake including the gooey fudge icing which tends to flow over the top of the cake and drip down its sides.