THREE MORE SLEEPS: Suzy’s Christmas Countdown

My ridiculously busy month is nearly over and I had the wonderful chance for a day off today. Myself and my friend Kirsty went Christmas food shopping (ARGH!) although this did largely consist of purchasing booze and cheese.

Also beer cheese, which is a wonderful combination of both.

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I ended up being rather creative today making both a gorgeous Adnam’s Broadside beef stew and Christmas Pudding ice cream which I got from Tom Kerridge Cooks Christmas.

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I even fried up the apples that had been floating in the mulled cider for the past hour.

//instagram.com/p/iOpLlXwU-H/embed/What would Christmas be without a mulled beverage? I knocked up a tasty batch of mulled cider as I made mulled wine earlier in the year.

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Not the prettiest looking beverage in the world but damn, it’s delicious. For these I used Thatcher’s Katy which is one of my favourite bottled ciders. It’s so easy to drink even though it’s 7.4% and it worked really well warm because it still had a distinct tartness. I’d also usually stick in some spiced rum however what I thought was Bacardi Oakheart in my hipflask was in fact Jack Daniels. Rum Problems.

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So, I’ll see you guys tomorrow when I’ll be trying something both new and slightly unsettling.

Dun dun durrrrr…

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