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Day 11 – Mantecados

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A little something to share with you for Christmas that I’d not come across before. 

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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.  A hearty beef stew and dumplings is just the thing!  I’m guilty of not putting recipes on the blog because they seem to easy for anyone to be interested in but maybe you need some cheering up too,  if so get yourself a batch of dumplings on the go….

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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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