We are Paul and Holly Clayton. A husband and wife team, now with 2 little apprentices. From an early age Paul helped his mother in the kitchen to mix and steam Nanna's Christmas Puddings in the family kitchen.
We originally started making Christmas puddings from our kitchen in Dunstable, Bedfordshire as Christmas gifts for family members and friends. We were very humbled when we received requests for more. With such good feedback our popularity grew by word of mouth. So our business venture began.
Our award winning puddings are made in small batches using our traditional family recipe passed down the generations from our Great Grandmother, fondly known as Nanna.
We care about the ingredients in our puddings. This is why we source flour milled locally, from Stotfold Water Mill, eggs from local free range farms, Californian raisins and Greek Vostizza currants, the finest in the world with PDO status. We use breadcrumbs made from our very own homemade bread and even juice the lemons ourselves.
We are proud to have won Great Taste awards from the Guild of Fine Food in 2013 and 2014.
The recipe for our Christmas cake I am sure you can guess was originally Paul's other Grandma's recipe. Home baked cakes, sweets and treats was a common sight for Paul growing up, as Grandma had taught everything she knew about cake making to his mum. Grandma's special recipe for Christmas cake was the only one to be used for the festive period.
Our Grandma's secret Christmas cake recipe has been packaged into a simple kit so that you can easily bake it at home.
Grandma’s Christmas Cake Kit includes carefully selected ingredients weighed and ready to use:
•Dried mixed fruits (currants, sultanas, raisins and glacé cherries)pre- soaked in brandy
•Locally sourced flour from Stotfold Mill blended with ground almonds, mixed spice and ground nutmeg
•Sugar and a special mini pot of black treacle
The kit also includes full colour instructions and a handy cardboard cake tin to bake the cake in. All you need to add are eggs and margarine. Finish off your Christmas cake with your own marzipan, icing and cake decorations.
We are very proud our Grandma's Christmas Cake Kit has been awarded a 2016 Gold Star from the Guild of Fine Food.