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Showing posts with label Handmade Gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Handmade Gifts. Show all posts

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

White Chocolate Caramel Snowmen And Trees ....

Finding something we all love to eat with a bit of everyone's favourite ingredients inside. White chocolate check, caramel check, Christmas sprinkles check, biscuits check. I had to do most of the work due to very hot pans but my daughter helped with the important bit at the end sprinkles and tasting ....
Makes 12


Ingredients

Base

  • 100g Margarine
  • 250g oat wholemeal biscuits

Filling

  • 80g Margarine
  • 55g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 200g  half a can of condensed milk

Topping

  • 150g White cooking chocolate broken into pieces
  • Coloured sugar sprinkles

You will also need 2 x 6 holes seasonal silicone muffin trays

Method

  • Place the oat biscuits in a food processor to make into fine crumbs.
  • Place 100g margarine in a pan and slowly melt.
  • Add the biscuit crumbs to the melted margarine and and mix well.
  • Spoon evenly into the 12 holes of the muffin trays.
  • Once shared out push down firmly with the back of a spoon to compact all the mix together and leave to set.

To make the filling

  • Place the margarine, sugar, golden syrup and condensed milk in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Slowly bring to the boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes stirring constantly until the mixture becomes very thick.
  • Pour over the biscuit base and leave to cool.
  • When cooled put in the refrigerator for a few hours until firm.

To make the topping

  • Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl over some simmering pre boiled water or in a microwave according to instructions on pack.
  • Leave to cool but not set.
  • Then spread over the top, onto the caramel.
  • Spoon the coloured sprinkles over.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until set.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Chocolate Trees : Creative Mondays Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week....

Looking for a small handmade gift to make?

I made this recipe up yesterday and was very pleased with them - they look sweet, taste great and don't cost much to make.... with no baking involved!!


Makes 6

Serves 6-12 (half is just enough at a time)

Ingredients

  • 200g White cooking chocolate
  • 50g Cranberries dried and sweetened
  • 50g Toasted flaked almonds

You will need

  • Christmas muffin silicone tray


Method
  • Place some cranberries at the top and bottom of the Christmas silicon tray, sharing evenly between the 6 holes.
  • In the middle of each place the almonds.
  • Melt 100g of white chocolate in a microwave according to packet instructions and place a few spoonfuls on top of the almonds and cranberries until shared out.
  • With a fork gently mix the chocolate with the almond and cranberries, not to much so the cranberries and almonds show through ( once turned out) but enough to hold them all together.
  • Melt the remaining white chocolate and drip spoonfuls into the moulds so all the corners of the moulds are filled with chocolate, spoon any remaining chocolate in the moulds.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Once cooled place in a refrigerator to set for a few hours. 
  • When set place in a airtight container until needed...

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