With Chinese New Year very shortly (8th Feb 2016) let’s make some fortune cookies and welcome the Year of the Monkey!
A little something to nibble on? Send a plateful my way!
165g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
85g butter, cold diced
200g mature grated cheddar
190g jar of pitted olives in oil, drained (drained weight 110g)
2 egg yolks, large
Makes: 40 approx.
Have you planned your Christmas desserts? You might need to squeeze these in somewhere – a simple luscious Baileys Chocolate Mousse and Shortbread Stars. If you need desserts to serve to Mums to be and the elderly (check and check) then you’ll need to avoid uncooked eggs and this little mousse is a great way to do just that!
It’s National Cupcake Week this week (14-20 Sept) so it surely deserves a cupcake recipe on the blog! And we’re not just celebrating with a recipe, I’ve a fab giveaway lined up for you today too in partnership with Ulster Weavers and you can be in with a chance of bagging some beautiful goodies for your kitchen – watch out for my post coming later today!
The summer hols have me well and truly in a sunshine baking mood! These slices are not for the faint hearted – packing a truly sweet treat – shortbread, strawberry meringue and white chocolate!
125g butter, softened
50g caster sugar
175g plain flour
4 tablespoons of strawberry jam
100g white chocolate
1 small packet of Fruit Bowl strawberry fruit flakes (optional)
A little something to share with you for Christmas that I’d not come across before. I was tipped off to these by a good friend Helen who lives and works in Spain – you may have come across her blog The Diary of a Cake Maker.
How much fun are these? When Lindt sent me a chocolate delivery (yes I know, that’s a great delivery to get) I knew I had to come up with something Christmassy – there was no way I was melting those Reindeer down for truffles!
Summer holidays is always bedlam in our house, but it does always mean the start of a new series of The Great British Bake Off – and that’s definitely a reason to be happy!
This year I’m joining in (although without the stress and eagle eyes of Paul and Mary watching over me) and baking along to the Bake Off in partnership with Stork.