Monthly Archives: December 2012

12 Days of Christmas 2012

So that’s really is it for another year – I hope you all have a fantastically Merry Christmas and I’ll be back sharing recipes again in the New Year x

Here’s 2012’s full recipe round up!

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Christmas Recipe Videos – Persil

And you thought I’d finished?!?

I just wanted to share with you some Christmas recipe videos that I filmed for to celebrate the launch of their limited edition, Warm Spice Persil washing-up liquid  and whilst they’re not up on their website yet I really wanted you to see them before I sign off for Christmas!

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Winner of The Giant Hamper Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered the Hamper Giveaway and to all the lovely sponsors who have provided the prizes.

Let’s cut to the chase – you’re all desperate to know the winner!  The comment, chosen at random is from Ursula, East Renfrewshire  on the Cheese Oatcake Crackers Post who has been contacted directly.

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Day 12 – Hamper Giveaway – Green & Black’s Direct

Last of the prizes going into this HUGE hamper of goodies and today it’s a whole hamper in it’s own right!

The Green & Black’s Ultimate Christmas Hamper worth a whopping £120!

Provided by the lovely people at Green & Black’s Direct – the perfect place for all your Chocolate Gifts this Christmas

So that’s the last of the prizes in this huge hamper giveaway – someone’s going to have a very lucky Christmas, the Ultimate Christmas Hamper joins the following goodies:

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Day 12 – Christmas Scones

How about leaving something a little bit different for Father Christmas this year?

A Christmas Scone  filled with cream would send him on his way just nicely!


225g self-raising flour

50g butter, cold diced

20g caster sugar

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Day 11 – Hamper Giveaway –

Getting to the last few prezzies to add to the hamper and today I’ve teamed up with to add in  a Bosch Tassimo TAS5542GB Multi Hot Drinks Machine, Black plus Coffee and Tea Discs!








This joins the hamper already bursting with prizes! 

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Day 11 – Cheese Oatcake Crackers

A lovely little addition to the Christmas Cheeseboard for Day 11 of TPW 12 Days of Christmas


120g oatbran (cereal aisle in the supermarket)

160g porridge oats

salt and black pepper

85g flavoursome Cheshire cheese

50ml olive oil

100ml hot water

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Day 10 – Hamper Giveaway – Stellar Cookware

Phew!  This Hamper is getting ram jammed full of brilliant prizes!  Today I’m adding

This nesting set of  Eazistore Non Stick Bakeware From Stellar Cookware worth £100.

5 essential baking items cleverly stacked together  including a Roaster, 12 Cup Muffin Pan, Baking Sheet, Baking Tray and Cooling Tray, taking up the space of just 1 roaster!  

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Day 10 – Carrot and Houmous Filo Rolls

Day 10 of the 12 Days and it’s something else for the buffet table – or for snacking on at lazy Christmas lunches


3 sheets of Filo Pastry

130g grated carrot

100g houmous

30g butter, melted

Makes 12.

Preheat the oven to 180c (fan)/200c/Gas Mark 5.

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Day 9 – Hamper Giveaway – Signed Books!

For today’s addition to the hamper I’ve rounded you up a set of signed copy books from the Bake Off gang!

Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible

Edd Kimber’s Say it With Cake

Jo Wheatley’s A Passion for Baking

Miranda Gore-Browne’s Biscuit 

and of course my Busy Girl’s Guide to Cake Decorating!

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