A Natural Cosy Christmas

I cannot believe it’s Christmas time again and sadly another Covid Christmas!

We are going to celebrate with a small natural family Christmas with our family – our two grown up children will be home from University & our youngest who is 14 years old will enjoy to play cards and computer games with them.

I myself am looking forward to winter walks with our elderly flat coat retriever called Payton – we are blessed here in Bath with having access to lovely country walks from the centre of Bath itself.

I will sit as often as I can in front of a roaring fire and read a book wrapped up in a blanket of course – one of my most simple pleasures.

I will enjoy cooking simple food – my favourite pudding is an oven baked Amaretti cheesecake with ricotta cheese


15g softened butter for greasing tin with.

40g amaretti biscuits

750g ricotta cheese

150g caster sugar

6 free range eggs

100ml double cream

1 lemon – Zest only

4 tbsp amaretto liqueur.

Heat oven to 150c

Grease a 9” cake tin with the softened butter and add  ¾ of the crushed 40g amaretti biscuits – keep the remaining crushed biscuits for the topping of the cheesecake.

In a mixer mix the ricotta cheese, caster sugar, 6 x free range eggs, double cream, lemon zest and amaretti liqueur.

Pour into cake tin and cook in oven for 45 x minutes.

Once cooked – turn the oven off and open the door ajar and place a wooden spoon in the door to allow heat to escape – cool in oven or 3 hours.

Place cake tin on top of a small pudding bowl and slowly ease the outer cake tin down to release the perfect cheesecake. – Keep cheesecake in the fridge.

Finally, we wish to extend huge gratitude to all our past customers and friends for the enormous support you have given our small family business over the last 12 months – it has meant the world to us and helps us to continue with our quest for local and artisan small business’s promoting British manufacture.