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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes...


Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes

Makes : 12 cupcakes

Level : Easy

Guest post : Dr. Oetker

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Mini Christmas Cakes...



Makes: 12
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Chocolate Truffles...



Fancy making some chocolate truffles?Great for presents to make for someone special.
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Easy Christmas Mincemeat...



If you live in the UK and watch the X- Factor you would have seen all the Christmas adverts in full swing last night?
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Strawberry Shortbread Hearts...


Spoil the one you love with this Valentine's Day recipe...


Ingredients:
  • 225g salted butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour

Icing:
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 4tbsp Rachel's low fat strawberry yogurt 
  • A few drops of pink colouring, if required

Makes 12 biscuits
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2.
  2. Lightly grease a baking tray.
  3. Place the butter and the sugar in a mixing bowl and beat together until pale.
  4. Add the flour and bring the mixture together until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Tip the dough onto a floured surface and using a floured hand gently roll out to ½ cm thickness.
  6. Using a heart shaped cutter, cut out the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake until golden brown for approximately ten minutes.
  8. Leave for five minutes on the tray to cool and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

To make the icing:
  1. Mix the icing sugar with the strawberry yogurt and beat until smooth, add the colouring and beat again.
  2. Using a small piping bag, pipe the strawberry icing within the contours of the biscuit.
  3. Allow to set.


Recipe and photo credit by Rachel's



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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Blueberry Valentine Hearts : Easy To Make...


Easy to make yourself Valentine chocolates. These were so easy to make and looks like they've come from the shops!!

 My two oldest sons both said "they look good have your brought them?!!"

 My husband said "wow did you make the chocolate too, " 

"Hold on a minute" I said, "I'm not that good" ...


These are so much fun and the blueberries pop when you bite them against the chocolate. Now off to see how to make some chocolate to really impress him.
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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 ....
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Meringue Topped Mince Pies ...


This twist on the traditional mince pie recipe includes a light, fluffy meringue top.
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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....

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Friday, 30 November 2012

Stained Glass Cookies ...




Delicious buttery biscuits, with edible sweetie stained glass.

These edible decorations make the perfect gift and are ideal for hanging on the tree.

Great for getting the kids involved, all you need are clean hands and a little imagination!

A magical treat to enjoy at Christmas.

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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Blackberry Or Strawberry Macaroons..


Pretty gift ...

These pretty patisseries are very fashionable at the moment but can be very expensive to buy, so why not make your own and give as a gift in a recycled box lined with non-stick baking paper and a lacy paper doily tied with ribbon.

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Monday, 19 December 2011

Mini Christmas Cakes...


Makes 4 mini Christmas cakes


£2.58 per portion

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