Christmas tunes here we go..
♬'Christmas' By Michael Bublé
Totally in the festive mood after watching a school performance of 'Oliver Twist' this morning. Only real snow, a mince pie and hand cream was missing!
As soon as I got back the oven was switched on, and I stood in front of the fridge staring at two eggs.
I couldn't be bothered to start on the mincemeat for pies or tackle a chocolate yule log, instead I winced at the lack of butter and looked at my blog for inspiration.
▶ Recipe , this mixture will fill 32 petit cases or 12 normal cupcake cases.
Went to my jaffa cakes recipe and added a few extra ingredients:
Ready to roll white icing
Green food colouring gel
Star cookie cutter
: Add raisins and cinnamon after the flour has been sieved into the mixture.
: Use two teaspoons to fill the petit cases.
: Bake for 15 minutes.
: They cool quick, so the stars can be cut out and placed on each cute cake.
A great bake for kids actually, the cracking of the eggs, stirring, sieving and cutting makes the whole process fun! Instead of raisins cranberries or chocolate chips would work too.
When a cake contains no butter I use this as an excuse to keep on eating. Butter adds texture, flavour and captures air pockets to ensure a cake is spongy. However these cakes have a moist and stodgy texture. Obviously I don't think I'm selling these quite well, but they are delicious!
ê 'Holly Jolly Christmas' By Michael Bublé
Have a great evening and remember it's OK to start eating mince pies now.
Ending on Cilla Black's memorable words 'lorra lorra love'