I got the recipe for this biscotti at a Pink Ginger class I did before Christmas. I got a huge craving for pistachios during the week so I decided to make up a batch of the biscotti. The ginger adds a lovely kick to the recipe as well as giving a nice contrast to the crunch of the nuts!
I got Edd Kimber’s book Say It With Cake for Christmas and the first recipe I attempted was the Chocolate and Ginger Tarts. The pastry itself was a bit different, Edd uses some ground almonds and the seeds from a vanilla pod. The recipe actually called for a muffin tin, but I had to use my bun tin, so mine are a bit smaller than they should be.
Finally getting around to uploading pictures of my Grandad’s 70th birthday cake! The cake itself was a 12 inch chocolate biscuit cake. I iced it with green fondant icing and made some little flowers out of yellow and pink flowers.
I’m back after a bit of a Holiday Hiatus! My Grandad turned 70 on Monday and we’re having a dinner for him at the weekend. I offered to make the cake!
My grandparents have two Kerry Blue dogs and my Grandad walks them twice a day so I decided to attempt making two Kerry Blue dogs for the cake!
I’ll be making a chocolate biscuit cake tomorrow. I’ll post a picture when the whole thing is iced!
I made my first batch of mince pies yesterday, the smell in the kitchen really made me feel Christmas-y! I use a Ballymaloe recipe for the pastry, it’s a rich pastry – it uses a lot more butter than normal and an egg to bind.
I have pastry tips and step by step pictures after the cut! Continue reading
If I get time I’ll try to make a snowman and a Christmas Tree. I love making cute little things like this, they’re almost cartoon-y! I’ve a step by step photo tutorial after the cut!