Monthly Archives: December 2010
12 Christmas baking recipes over 12 days – Merry Christmas and Happy Baking
Love Ruth xx
Here’s the full run through….… Read more...
The last in the 12 Days of Baking Christmas from The Pink Whisk. I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes, I’m off to put up my Christmas tree, I’ll be back with more baking madness once the big red man has been to visit – I’ll still be on Facebook if you fancy popping over for a chat www.facebook.com/ThePinkWhisk
Wishing all you Pink Whiskers a Very Merry Christmas Lots of Love Ruth xx
A retro bit of baking for you – brandy snaps!… Read more...
Instead of the usual jam try these Christmas style with Cranberry and Port mincemeat!
Makes 18 small Bakewell Tarts
225g plain flour
25g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
35ml cold water
1/2 jar of mincemeat
100g butter, melted
100g ground almonds
a few drops of almond essence
100g caster sugar
flaked almonds or icing to top
Start off by making the biscuity pastry base, because its so rich and buttery you can get away with making it in the food processor.… Read more...
115g butter, softened
55g dark brown sugar
50g caster sugar
1 large egg
310g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4tsp ground ginger
230ml greek yoghurt
Gingerbread men (optional) to decorate
500g icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp meringue powder/meri-white/egg white powder
1 x box of Silver Spoon Royal Icing Sugar
90ml lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 160c fan/180c/Gas Mark 4.
Mince pies The Pink Whisk way – with zesty pastry, mince pies were meant to be individual, sticky, oozy, bursting with mincemeat and a good dusting of icing sugar to hide the imperfections!
My mince pies are like my scones, very definitely homemade – I have never striven for looks of perfection with these beauties – uneven tops and sticky bits of mincemeat that ooze over the edge are everything I like in a mince pie – if you’re after neat and precision perfection you won’t find it here!… Read more...
Another traditional Christmas baking treat – candied peel and almond paste- mmmmmmmm!
450g strong plain flour
15g dried yeast
40g caster sugar
zest of one lemon
200ml milk, lukewarm
1 egg large, beaten
115g melted butter
70g mixed candied peel
90g blanched almonds, chopped
50g butter melted to brush on before baking
icing sugar for sifting onto finished loaves
Makes 2 x small loaves.… Read more...
There is nothing that tastes better than home made sausage rolls, I have to admit that it’s been a Christmas tradition since I was little and was in fact my Dad who taught me to make them, these really are delicious.… Read more...
Chocolate and coconut were made to go together, add in some marshmallow and it’s heaven in a snowball!
2 tsp malt vinegar
75g dessicated coconut
140g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
55g self raising flour
165g plain flour
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
60g cocoa powder
225g caster sugar
1 x 7g sachet of gelatine
20g dessicated coconut
50g plain chocolate to drizzle
Preheat the oven to 160c Fan/180c/ Gas Mark 4.… Read more...
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I suppose you’re thinking breadsticks is a really random type of recipe to include in a twelve days of Christmas, believe me if you’re having a party these will amaze people….you made them yourself…..? really…? Watch them disappear at the speed of lightening!
On the fourth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me………ideas for decorating your Christmas Cake!
I feel like we’ve been working on our Christmas cakes for such a long time lovingly stirring boozy fruit, baking our precious cakes and feeding them with brandy it’s really exciting to be at the final stage – decorating!
For an 8″ cake you will need:
1 x 10″ cake board
1kg ready to roll icing
2 tbsp apricot jam or marmalade
Unwrap your cake from the paper and foil you’ve been storing it in and set it on your worksurface.… Read more...