Saturday, 24 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
I didn't want anyone else to miss out either so I've put together little baked treats too! Enjoy!
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
My advent post today is of a beautiful Christmas bloom that was supposed to flower on Christmas Day but lucky for me it has flowered early! They're a lovely crisp white, like first fallen snow. Enjoy advent 20!
Monday, 19 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
Saturday, 17 December 2011
I've not had time to finish my Christmassy makes let alone post about it! So this is just to say I haven't forgotten and here is an update of what I've been up to.
I am hoping to finish these little guys off tomorrow, I think you can guess what they'll be! I would've liked to have made a Gingerbread House but I'd be here till next Christmas if my progress of the Gingerbread Men are anything to go by!
Friday, 16 December 2011
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
This first post is one of the reasons I was so busy, I was in the kitchen baking 'Christmas Muffins', a muffin version of a mince pie and they are rather delicious! I adapted the recipe slightly from 'Muffins Galore' by Catherine Atkinson.
2. Mix the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and brown sugar in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl or jug mix together the mincemeat, egg, melted butter, buttermilk and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix briefly until just combined.
3. Spoon the batter into the paper cases dividing evenly (I use a tablespoon measuring spoon and do one of each into each cup until it is even measured). Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until risen and golden and when a skewer is poked in the widdle comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
For the Brandy Icing
Red glittery sprinkles (for decoration)
Mix icing sugar and a little brandy until you have a thick but still runny-ish consistency and enough to cover the tops of all the muffins. Then sprinkle on the glittery sugar for a sparkly magical Christmassy finish!