You know what everyone loves? Parfait! Seeing as hidden hearts are all over the place at the moment I thought I’d hide them in this lovely dessert too.
(And yes, I know its not baking but it is larking around in the kitchen so that’s good enough for me!)
Day 9 and today is a posh desert – Lemon Posset with Christmas Tuiles!
2 egg whites, large
120g caster sugar
60g plain flour
55g butter, melted and cooled
Simple ingredients to make a delicious Desert!
3 lemons, zest and juice
500ml double cream
150g caster sugar
Okay it’s not a pie, it’s a tart…. but I think sweet potato pie sounds better!
A thoroughly different use for Sweet Potato and a tough one to describe, think of the filling as a cross between cheesecake and a custard tart.
(and a flaming strawberry!)
A Valentines treat that’s definitely got some wow factor!
There’s only one thing Mr C. loves more than cake and that’s ice cream so I’ve rustled up these Chocolate Valentines hearts especially. The cake and icecream is simple to do, the flaming strawberry bit is a bit faffy so think about having a practice ‘flaming strawberry’ run in advance.
On the twelfth and last day of The Pink Whisk Christmas I’m sending you ….. Golden Christmas Meringues!
A great dessert this Christmas, make the meringues in advance, store in an airtight container and then whip them out and fill for a really quick and impressive treat.
So to kick off The Pink Whisk October Challenge here’s my apple recipe for Toffee Apple Tart.
150g plain flour
65g butter, cold
25g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
enough water to combine (2 -3 tablespoons)
70g fresh breadcrumbs (about 2 slices of fresh bread, blitzed)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2-3 large apples
(unpeeled my apples weigh about 550g, you will need enough apple that when peeled, cored and diced will cover the top of your tart case.
Wanting something a little bit different from the traditional wedding bake? Why not have a Lemon Meringue Tower instead. If you watched The Great British Wedding Cake on BBC2 this week – here’s the full project in Pink Whisk step by step style.
The last in the 12 Days of Baking Christmas from The Pink Whisk. I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes, I’m off to put up my Christmas tree, I’ll be back with more baking madness once the big red man has been to visit – I’ll still be on Facebook if you fancy popping over for a chat www.facebook.com/ThePinkWhisk
Wishing all you Pink Whiskers a Very Merry Christmas Lots of Love Ruth xx
A retro bit of baking for you – brandy snaps!