Chilli Jam: Although I call this chilli jam, I don't mean by this that it's the sort of thing you'd spread on your toast at breakfast (though smeared inside a bacon sandwich, it could be a real help one hungover morning) but rather a chilli jelly - chelly? - that glows a fiery, flecked red and is fabulous with cold meats or a cheese plate. And just a small pot of it makes a gorgeous present.
YULE LOG | Recipes | Nigella Lawson I made this three times in December and it is one of the most delicious chocolate cakes I've ever made - or eaten! Rolling the cake is a challenge and instead I cut it into thirds and stacked the layers with frosting in between. Not exactly loggish but close enough! Tuck in a few parsley sprigs and voila - festive! :)
Spruced-Up Vanilla Cake: This is a sleight of hand, or a trick of equipment rather than an act of brilliance. True, the cake does look incredibly complicated and seasonally impressive as it comes to the table, but that is all down to the shape of the tin. It’s an expense to get a tin that can’t be used all year round, but it really is a beautifully Christmassy creation, and a doddle to make.