Damson jam

Damson jam is the best way to use up these tiny sour plums. Although too bitter to eat, they make great jam. With the British weather producing some of the best damsons in the world, don’t let the bumper crop go to waste. Damsons are high in pectin, so make…

Potted spiced meat

Potted spiced meat is a great starter to make ahead of time for Christmas day. Rather than missing the festivities slaving in the kitchen, entertain your guests and still enjoy a delicious starter. Potted spiced meat will keep in the fridge for up to three days. Or, make use of…

6 top fruitcakes. Melton Hunt cake

These 6 top fruitcakes are pick of the best this Christmas. They make the perfect centrepiece for the festive table. Alternatively, serve one of the fruitcakes for shoot elevenses or divvy it up in to bite-sized chunks for the hunt meet. Sweet and filling, it is the perfect offering on…

Biscotti with almonds and orange

Biscotti with almonds and orange are the perfect Christmas morsel. Simple to make in vast quantites, they will keep everyone happy over the festive season. Either keep them for yourself, or put them together in pretty packages to make a thoughtful gift. For more festive sweet treats, try The Field’s…