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 www.persildishwash.co.uk 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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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!

Ingredients:-

225g self-raising flour

50g butter, cold diced

20g caster sugar

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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

Ingredients:

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 – 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

Ingredients:

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 – Christmas Tuiles

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

Ingredients:

2 egg whites, large

120g caster sugar

60g plain flour

55g butter, melted and cooled

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Lemon Posset

Simple ingredients to make a delicious Desert!

Ingredients:

3 lemons, zest and juice

500ml double cream

150g caster sugar

Makes 4.

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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!)

Ingredients:

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.

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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!

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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!

Ingredients:

1 x 411g jar of Mincemeat

1 1/2 tbsps cocoa powder

1 tbsp water

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