MY FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS BAKES
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again and one of my favourite things about this season is BAKING! The peppermint and marzipan and everything!!
I thought I’d share my favourite bakes.
I totally copied Jane from Jane’s Patisserie for the idea of this so all credit goes to her!
I firstly just took the Betty Crocker Brownie mix, I always use this as it is so much easier than actually making my own! So I just followed the instructions to make the brownies, after this I cut them whilst they were still warm. The photo shows how I cut them.
After this I just made green icing, to do so I used icing sugar, water and green food colouring, I simply mixed water and icing sugar together until I had a good thickish consistency and added the green until I got my desired colour. I chose a small nossle and piped the icing on and simply decorated as you can see in the photos!
CINNAMON BUN WREATH
I saw a picture of this online and it looked amazing so I thought I would try and make my own! I simply used two of the Jus-Rol packets of cinnamon buns. Each pack creates 6 buns so I had twelve. I found the biggest baking tray possible and covered it in baking paper. I then followed the instructions on the packet to make them into the shape. I then put them on the baking tray in a circular pattern (see in the photos) you can see how I overlapped them. I then just baked them for 12 minutes like it said on the packet. After ensuring it was all cooked I let them cool down and then slathered it in icing! The Jus-Rol packs are currently on offer for £1.50 in Sainsburys so for £3 you have a great dessert to cook on Christmas Day or party for an affordable price.
SO They kind of burnt a little bit….however after covering them with icing they were delicious!
GIN AND TONIC FUDGE
Now I know this isn’t too festive however I am giving my Auntie a batch of these for Christmas this year so I thought I would share the recipe with you all! Link to Janes’ >HERE<
You will need:
1x 397g Tin Condensed Milk
600g White Chocolate, Chopped
2-3tsps Gin & Tonic Flavouring/75ml Strong Gin
100g Icing Sugar, Sifted
Zest of two Limes (I only used one)
This recipe is super easy. Simply melt the white chocolate and condensed milk together on a low heat (ensuring that you keep stirring to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn) then add the icing sugar when it’s all melted. Then add the Gin and Tonic flavouring and some lime zest. After that put it in a lined brownie tin and after sprinkling some more lime zest on top, refrigerate overnight and chop in the morning.
I used Jamie Olivers recipe to make these as I have made them before using a BBC recipe and it just didn’t work so I trust Jamie Oliver and thought I would give it a shot. Link to his recipe >HERE<
So for this you need:
1 free-range egg white
½ a lemon
400 g icing sugar , plus extra for dusting
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
Firstly beat one egg white in a bowl until it starts to foam then add the lemon juice and mix thoroughly. After that sift in the icing sugar and add half a teaspoon of Peppermint Extract. Bring it together with a wooden spoon and when it gets too tough to stir bring the mixture together with your hands. Transfer the mixture onto a surface dusted with icing sugar. Roll it out to your desired thickness and using a cookie cutter cut out circles or whatever shape you desire! Pop them onto a tray dusted with icing sugar and leave overnight to dry out.
So that’s all the Christmas Bakes I have been making this month really!
I hope you enjoyed reading and got some Inspo!
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