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Giveaway - Delia's Happy Christmas

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
To win this lovely Delia book all you need to do is answer the following question;

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, a ......?........ in a pear tree.

If you need a CLUE have a look at my 12 Days of Christmas Wedding cake here.

The closing date for the competition is December 31st and the winner will be announced on January 1st 2010. I will post anywhere in the world so please have a go.

Leave your answer in the comments section and if you comment anonymously please also leave your name.

Hot Smoked Salmon and Spinach Pasta and Rory update

This was a revelation, so good and so so easy. I'd been to Waitrose and picked up 2 hot smoked salmon fillets for 85p!, some fresh Pasta (250g) and a bunch of reduced Dill. All I needed to add was a dollop of Creme Fraiche from the fridge and a handful of Spinach (wilted in the pasta water for the last minute of cooking) - DIVINE. Quick and easy meals like this are godsend in my house at the moment!

Rory at 5 weeks with his big sister Lowen.

Snow-Flecked Brownies

As Nigella says 'they are dark, damp and melt in the mouth' - and they really are! These festive snow-flecked brownies come from my favourite Nigella book 'Feast' and I whipped them up for a family gathering last weekend. The recipe makes 20 bars - a lot you may think - but I can assure you there wont be any leftovers.

SNOW FLECKED BROWNIES| Serves: Makes 20 | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 25 Minutes | Total Time: 40 Minutes |
Ingredients:
375g Unsalted Butter375g Dark Chocolate6 eggs350g Caster Sugar1 TBSP Vanilla Extract225g Plain Flour1 TSP Salt250g White Chocolate Buttons
Instructions:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c/160C fan. Line sides and base of 33 x 23 x 5cm tin with baking parchment.Step 2: Melt the butter and dark chocolate in heavy based saucepan over a low heat.Step 3: In a measuring jug beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla extract.Step 4: Allow chocolate mixture to cool then add egg/sugar mix and beat well. Fold in flour and salt then stir in white choc…