Monthly Archives: December 2011
I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes in the 2011 version of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – here are all the recipes rounded up for your Christmas Baking.
On the twelfth and last day of The Pink Whisk Christmas I’m sending you ….. Golden Christmas Meringues!
A great dessert this Christmas, make the meringues in advance, store in an airtight container and then whip them out and fill for a really quick and impressive treat.
On the eleventh day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Pork Pies with Cranberry Jelly.
(She’s nearly collapsed in a heap getting all these recipes done – but the taste testing has been fun!)
The cranberry jelly in these pies makes for something really lovely – a sweetish jelly with the tasty pork filling and crunchy crisp hot water crust pastry.
On the ninth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Mini Beef Empanadas
Makes 20 Small or 8 full size.
225g plain flour
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp baking powder
Cold water to combine (70-90ml)
225g lean minced beef
1 onion, diced
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
100ml beef stock
1 egg, beaten for glaze
Begin by making the pastry.
On the seventh day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Pastry Spoons.
These make perfect canapes for your dinner parties or posh do’s – well I think they are, if I was a posh girl hosting a score of parties then this is what I’d go for.
On the sixth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Coconut and Passionfruit Cakes.
Although not Christmassy in flavour sometimes it makes a nice change to indulge in something fruity and these are certainly delicious – they look to me like snowy peaked mountains too!
On the fifth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Individual paper cup christmas cakes! Perfect for a gift, for school fairs and all sorts x
On the fourth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers – perfect for your cheeseboard!
Makes 24 thick crackers.
300g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp onion salt
2 tbsps vegetable/sunflower oil
2 tbsps poppy seeds
30g parmesan cheese
Begin by adding the flour, baking powder, sugar and onion salt to the bowl of a food processor.