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!

Posted in Christmas, Twelve Days of Christmas | 18 Comments

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!

Posted in Christmas, Twelve Days of Christmas | 42 Comments

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

Posted in Christmas, Scones, Treats, Twelve Days of Christmas | 585 Comments

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

Posted in Cheese, Christmas, Savoury, Twelve Days of Christmas | 522 Comments

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.

Posted in Christmas, Pastry, Savoury, Twelve Days of Christmas | 495 Comments

Day 9 – Christmas Tuiles

Day 9 and today is a posh desert – Lemon Posset with Christmas Tuiles!


2 egg whites, large

120g caster sugar

60g plain flour

55g butter, melted and cooled

Posted in Biscuit, Biscuits, Christmas, Pudding, Treats, Twelve Days of Christmas | 404 Comments

Lemon Posset

Simple ingredients to make a delicious Desert!


3 lemons, zest and juice

500ml double cream

150g caster sugar

Makes 4.

Posted in Christmas, Lemon, Pudding, Treats, Twelve Days of Christmas | 132 Comments

Day 8 – Toffee Popcorn!

In our house, Christmas is a time for snuggling  up on the sofa together in front of a roaring fire.  Baked Toffee Popcorn is always a welcome addition to our Christmas Movie watching (plus it’s one of the last few Saturdays before the big day, so I know you’ll need something quick and easy to rustle up today!)


125g popping corn

1 tbsp vegetable/sunflower oil

100g soft light brown sugar

115g butter

1 tbsp golden syrup

3 tbsps water

2 disposable foil roasting trays.

Posted in Caramel, Children, Egg-free, Treats | 443 Comments

Day 7 – Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claws


 How about a Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claw for Day 7 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – a great alternative to a Mince Pie!

 You will need:

1/2 x qty of Danish Pastry – recipe here

1 x qty of Chocolate Mincemeat recipe here

1 egg, for egg wash

A little icing sugar to dust

Plus, hungry volunteers to eat them!

Posted in Bread, Pastry, Treats, Twelve Days of Christmas | 401 Comments

Chocolate Mincemeat


A brilliant way to sparkle up a regular jar of Christmas Mincemeat – turn it into Chocolate Mincemeat.  And before you all turn your noses up at the idea, I was a real non-believer….until I tried it!


1 x 411g jar of Mincemeat

1 1/2 tbsps cocoa powder

1 tbsp water

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in Christmas, Cinnamon, Treats, Twelve Days of Christmas | 116 Comments