Egg-free

How to Make Dumplings

…and a Horseradish Dumplings version too

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It gets to the depths of winter and I’m always in real need of a good something to cheer me up.  

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Flaky Pastry Toffee Apple Pie

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 A winter warmer if ever there was one!  Toffee Apple taste without the risk of losing a tooth ;)  Flaky pastry has to be top of my list just at the moment buttery flaky and quick and easy to do too – try it I’m sure you’ll be converted just like me Xx

Ingredients:

1 x qty Flaky Pastry – recipe here

475g apples

150g butter

75g light muscovado sugar

1 egg for egg wash

caster sugar for sprinkling

Makes 1 x 8″ pie

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Blue Monday and Walnut Biscuits

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Hello gang!  Hope you’ve all had a fab summer hols?  Well I’m back to the baking and kicking off with a savoury recipe for these delicious blue cheese and walnut biscuits.

Over the summer I made thousands of biscuits (quite literally) for Alex James – to be served at the launch of Blue Monday at The Big Feastival.  

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Naan Bread – Plain plus Garlic & Coriander

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I love making these when I have the time,  you can’t beat curry night in our house with homemade Naan bread.

There’s 2 options for you with a recipe for plain or Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread

Ingredients:

300g strong white bread flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp fast action yeast

165ml milk (170g)

4 tbsps natural yoghurt (60g)

1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil

1/2 to 1 tsp kalonji seeds (onion/nigella seeds)

Plus 25g melted butter

Garlic & Coriander Naan

1 clove of garlic, crushed

2 tbsps chopped fresh coriander

Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

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Glaze Icing for Flooding and Decorating

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Just recently I’ve been using glaze icing to decorate and flood biscuits instead of the usual royal icing,  not only do I find it a million times easier to work with, it gives you great results and tastes fab too!

I know I’m going to be working on a fair few projects in the coming months using this glaze so here’s the recipe.

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Homemade Granola

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If you think of Granola do you think dry crunchy boring stuff?  How wrong you’d be – I’m eating this stuff by the handful and really have to stop myself for going back for more .  Try making your own, you won’t be disappointed!

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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 4 – Gingerbread Sleighs & Giant Men!

Two different projects for Day 4 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – Giant Gingerbread Men and Sleigh’s too – all using a fab Gingerbread Dough

Time to get cracking!

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Giant Gingerbread Man


So how about a Giant Gingerbread Man?  These seem to be everywhere this Christmas and with a price tag of £5-6.00 I thought for Day 4 of The Pink Whisk Christmas we’d make our own!

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Gingerbread Sleighs

 

A Gingerbread Sleigh – filled with a Chocolate Father Christmas and Snowballs!

My plan was to make these for the boys for Christmas, but having made only 2 and there being 3 of them these are off to the school Christmas fair instead!

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