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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.  

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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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Gingerbread

Gingerbread dough is always lots of fun – whether you want to make biscuits, men or even a Gingerbread house then a good dough recipe is the place to start.  The resting of the dough and chilling is an important step for the very best in gingery spiced flavoured biscuits so try not to miss it out if you can.

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Day 3 – Salted Caramels

Day 3 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas and today it’s Salted Caramels – the perfect gift for someone special (or indeed you – I won’t tell anyone you made them!)

Ingredients:

175ml double cream

135g caster sugar

85g golden syrup

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Jammy Dodgers

Jammy Dodgers

Real Jammy Dodgers – with the chewy raspberry caramel filling.  Yes I know you can just sandwich them with jam but that’s not quite the same is it?  Fill these with raspberry caramel and you’ll be in Jammy Dodger heaven!

Ingredients:

220g butter

110g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

340g plain flour

Raspberry Caramel (recipe here)

Makes 18.

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Tiger Bread or should that be Giraffe Bread?


Tiger Bread
Tiger bread is delicious, there’s no doubt about it.  Lovely soft white bread with a crispy crunchy crust.

But did you know that it’s really easy to make it at home too?

Here’s how

Ingredients:

1 x Quantity of Basic White Bread Dough (recipe here)

Tiger Paste

35ml warm water

1/2 tsp dried fast action yeast

1/2 tsp caster sugar

1/2 tsp vegetable or sunflower oil

15g rice flour (rice flour also makes really great crunchy shortbread if you were wondering what else you could use it for!)

Make the bread dough as per the instructions here and allow to rise in a bowl until doubled in size.

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How to Bake a Basic White Loaf

How to make a basic White Loaf

Taking it back to basics, baking is a simple as loaf of bread.  But it’s only simple if you have a recipe that works.  You know I’m not keen on the whole bread making thingy and that’s down to multiple failures – dough that finally springs into action after being in the bin for a day and a half!  

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Homemade Teacakes

Homemade Teacakes

Homemade Teacakes – none of this shout ‘whip’ if you find a piece of fruit, lovely toasted slathering with butter is of course essential!

Makes 8 Teacakes

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