Just a little dose of Valentines inspiration for this quick and easy starter or treat to share with a loved one (or indeed if they don’t like cheese aka Mr C, just to eat on your own!)
Valentines Heart Baked Camembert, and no you don’t need to go hunting for a heart shaped cheese, add a regular round Camembert to your shopping list and I’ll show you how it’s done…
You will need:
1 x Camembert cheese, either small or large.
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!
1 x batch of Mince Pie Pastry – recipe here
2 egg whites, large
115g caster sugar
Silver ball sprinkles (optional)
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!
225g Wright’s Sungold Pastry Flour
100g butter, cold diced
1 egg, large
1-3tbps cold water
80g feta cheese
1 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsps fresh cranberries
120ml double cream
2 eggs, large
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
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
1 x qty Flaky Pastry – recipe here
75g light muscovado sugar
1 egg for egg wash
caster sugar for sprinkling
Makes 1 x 8″ pie
Buttery, flaky, melt in the mouth – this pastry is top of my list just at the moment. So it can make it to the top of yours too here’s the recipe with versions for sweet and savoury Flaky Pastry.
300g plain flour
225g butter, cold diced
(35g caster sugar for sweet pastry/1 tsp salt for savoury)
6-8 tbsps cold water
Measure out the plain flour into a large bowl.
These are one of the first things I ever remember baking – they’re super easy for the kids to do and blooming lovely to eat of course too!
Simple ingredients, quickly whipped up into fabulous treats, what more could you want?
Hopefully the weather will be good enough to get on at least one picnic this summer – here’s what I’ll be packing in the cool bag!
Ultimate Sausage Rolls – that’s if I don’t eat them hot off the cooling rack!
Day 10 of the 12 Days and it’s something else for the buffet table – or for snacking on at lazy Christmas lunches
3 sheets of Filo Pastry
130g grated carrot
30g butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 180c (fan)/200c/Gas Mark 5.
How about a Chocolate Mincemeat Bear Claw for Day 7 of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas – a great alternative to a Mince Pie!
You will need:
1/2 x qty of Danish Pastry – recipe here
1 x qty of Chocolate Mincemeat recipe here
1 egg, for egg wash
A little icing sugar to dust
Plus, hungry volunteers to eat them!