Viennese While Mince Pies are a lovely variation to mince pies, with the melt in the mouth biscuit topping the pies. With a wonderful texture and great taste
Recipes that are usually associated with Christmas
Pecan Tassies – Quick & Easy baking. These little two-bite tassies are so flavoursome. A rich pastry crust and a sweet and nutty filling, a perfect treat.
Ecclefechan Tarts, full of dried fruits and walnuts in a sugar and butter sauce are a perfect alternative to mince pies at Christmas. Ideal at any time too.
These Christmas Cake Cupcakes are filled with those dried fruit so loved at Christmas. Almond cream cheese frosting top the cakes. Perfect for snacking on.
Sicilian almond paste cookies, or Paste di mandorla are sweet and chewy and they taste great. Topped with cherry, almond etc they are simply perfect.
Pistachio & Parmesan Sables are such tasty little shortbread crackers, perfect for snacking at Christmas, or at anytime. Easy to make and easier still to eat.
These little walnut baskets are based on a favourite Hungarian treat. My sister Margaret, who lives in Canada, was checking on Pinterest and came across a Hungarian treat called Diós kosárka. That translates, according to Google as Walnut Baskets. Basically these little baskets are made with a wonderfully crumbly shortcrust pastry case which is then […]
Christmas deserves something extra special. So a shortbread biscuit flavoured with clementines, so readily associated with that time of year, are just perfect. They taste great and have that special shortbread crunch. Although I made shortbread just a few weeks ago I decided that a slight variation, adding the zest from some clementines, would make […]
Pandorini, the perfect individual little Christmas Bread. I have always been fascinated with yeasted Christmas bakes that are so popular in many countries. One such is Pandoro from Italy. Made in a special star shaped mould it is a tall bread with small slopes around the top, somewhat resembling a mountain perhaps. It is sprinkled […]
Bite-sized little treasures that are a taste sensation in the mouth. I thought a lovely treat for Christmas would be a popular Italian cookie/biscuit known as Baci di dama, which translates as Lady’s Kisses. These are tiny little biscuit sandwiched together with some chocolate. The weight of each biscuit, before baking, is 5 grams so […]