Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

Christmas Treats

This week has been busier than I could ever believe. Sunday was spent bringing Christmas to the Daisy Cake household. The Tree was put up, the presents were wrapped, the cards were written but…….. since then I feel like I have totally ignored that fact that Christmas is happening. UNTIL TODAY, when I realised it’s only 2 days away….EEEEEEEK!!

I promised sweet treats for friends and family, and so have prepared some of my No Thermometre Chocolate Fudge in both white and milk chocolate, and have made Real Hot Chocolate and Chocolate and Peppermint Creams.

There is nothing better than real Hot Chocolate, and by that I mean real chocolate melted in a big cup a hot milk!! It’s great on a chilly day, to be tucked up indoors with a Real Hot Chocolate and a gooey cookie. And what better gift to give, than a big bundle of comfort.

I also made Chocolate and peppermint Creams which are so easy it’s unreal!!

But first…..

Real Hot Chocolate

150gms Dark Chocolate

2tbsns Caster Sugar

4 tbspns Hot Chocolate Powder

Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water on the stove. Be careful not to let the bottom on the bowl touch the boiling water as it’ll burn your chocolate.

Once the chocolate is fully melted mix in the caster sugar and Hot Chocolate Powder until dissolved

Pour your mixture into silicone moulds. I use silicone ice cube moulds, but you can use proper chocolate moulds if you have them

Once the mix is cooled you can put them in the fridge to help them set

Once set, pop out of the mould and put them in a bag with some marshmallows

They are designed to be melted in a mug of steaming hot milk with the marshmallows sprinkled on top.

Chocolate and Peppermint Creams

200g White Fondant ‘ready to roll’ Icing

200g Chocolate Fondant ‘ready to roll’ icing

2tspn Peppermint essence

Icing Sugar or Cornflour for dusting

Place your white icing into a bowl and knead the peppermint essence into it. If it becomes sticky add a little bit of icing sugar or cornflour

Once all the peppermint is combined into the icing spinkle some icing sugar (or cornflour) onto a board to stop the icing sticking and roll your icing into a long rectangle

Roll the Chocolate fondant into a sausage shape and place on top of the white fondant

Roll the white fondant around the chocolate, like pastry round a sausage roll

Cut into 5mm discs and leave on a baking tray to dry overnight.




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