Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Baking and goodies...Pt 1

I spent all day Saturday in the kitchen, from 8am to 6.30pm. I was bushed the next day with an aching back and very sore feet!

Peppermint fruit roll...

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Then it was on to baking sugar cookies...

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...and gingerbreads.

Frosting them is the part I like best! I use royal icing which drys quickly and hard so you can package up the cookies fairly quickly.

Royal Icing

1 egg white, use electric beaters to whip until frothy

1 to 1/2 cups icing sugar

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

- once the egg white is frothy, add in the icing sugar by the spoonful, beating in between. Add in lemon juice and whip until it resembles meringue mix.

I use a solid piping tube then I just drizzle the icing over the cookies. Work quickly to add your decorations before the icing starts to dry.

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I decided to cut my fruit cake and was very pleased with it. Its rich and full of fruit!
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I made Rocky Road...

...and this Chocolate Tiffin Cake from Marie at

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I have given nearly all of these goodies away to friends and family. I have a few odds and ends left which I have packed to take away for Christmas.

Cheer - Joolz xx

 

4 comments:

  1. The biscuits look great Joolz. Thankyou for the royal icing recipe. I'm going to try it very soon.

    I've mentioned you on my blog and put a link up. Merry Christmas and many blessings. xoxo

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    1. Merry Christmas, Wendy! Always happy to share recipes and interesting things! xx

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  2. Wow...you are the baking queen! Everything looks amazing! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!

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