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2017-12-20 06:00

• A BOTTLE of Christmas mincemeat can go far. Add a couple of spoons to an ordinary sponge cake and bake.

• Stir a couple of spoons of Christmas mincemeat into a softened vanilla ice cream and refreeze.

• Mincemeat tastes even better if you add chopped ginger.

• To serve with ice cream or pancakes – add brown sugar to melted butter, heat then stir in chopped nuts and serve warm.

• Dip whole dates into melted white or dark chocolate

• Quick chutney – cook chopped dates, chopped apples with a little brown sugar, a dash of vinegar and a pinch of cinnamon and cloves. Cook until thickened and easy to spoon.

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