Christmas

Day 12 – Potato Skins – Festive Style!

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Festive Potato Skins are the last recipe in my 12 Days run.  

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Win Space #12 on TPW Baking Masterclass

For your chance of winning Space #12 on The Pink Whisk Baking Masterclass brought to you in conjunction with WrightsKenwood and Persil Washing Up Liquid on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire home of Seasoned Courses.

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Day 11 – Meringue Mince Pies

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Meringue topped Mince Pies for Day 11

This idea came from Shirley via facebook and I’m so pleased it did – a great twist on the traditional mince pie!

Ingredients:

1 x batch of Mince Pie Pastry – recipe here

Mincemeat

2 egg whites, large

115g caster sugar

Silver ball sprinkles (optional)

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Win Space #11 on TPW Baking Masterclass

For your chance of winning Space #11 on The Pink Whisk Baking Masterclass brought to you in conjunction with WrightsKenwood and Persil Washing Up Liquid on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire home of Seasoned Courses.

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Day 10 – Brandy Butter

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Stop, hold on, before you switch off thinking you’re not keen on brandy butter!  I wasn’t either, until I made my own!  Wow what a revelation I can’t believe I’ve been missing out all this time!

Two versions from me, a brandy butter and a Baileys butter too. 

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Win Space #10 on TPW Baking Masterclass

For your chance of winning Space #10 on The Pink Whisk Baking Masterclass brought to you in conjunction with WrightsKenwood and Persil Washing Up Liquid on Saturday 8th March 2014 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire home of Seasoned Courses.

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Day 9 – Toffee Pecan Roulade

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Who loves a Toffee Pecan Meringue Roulade at Christmas?

This is the perfect dessert to make ahead and store in the freezer.  Just right for whipping out, defrosting and serving up in a flash.

Ingredients:

5 egg whites, large

2 tsps cornflour

225g light muscovado sugar

40g pecans, chopped

 

250ml double cream

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Day 8 – Choc Cherry Panettone

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Dark Chocolate and Cherry Panettone for my Day 8 recipe – made in a cupcake/muffin tin.

Make them now and stash them in the freezer!  This one’s a long slow one, very little hands on to be done and plenty of get on with other stuff time – now that’s my kind of recipe!

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Day 7 – Christmas Quiche

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 Here’s a special something for your buffet table this Christmas – a thoroughly festive Christmas Quiche!  Spinach, feta, pine nuts and juicy cranberries made with Wright’s Sungold pastry flour a slice of this is just delicious!

Ingredients:

Pastry

225g Wright’s Sungold Pastry Flour

100g butter, cold diced

1 egg, large

1-3tbps cold water

 

Filling

100g spinach

80g feta cheese

1 tbsp pine nuts

2 tbsps fresh cranberries

120ml milk

120ml double cream

2 eggs, large

2 egg yolks

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper

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Day 5 – Chocolate Reindeer

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I have had so much fun making a herd of reindeer for Day 5 – I very much hope you’ll love these cheeky chappies as much as I do!

The body is a round ball Christmas tree chocolate!

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You will need:

Ball/bauble christmas tree chocolates

Chocolate sugarpaste (Sainsburys)

White, red, orange and green sugarpastes

Black icing pen

Pink lustre dust

A little melted chocolate

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