Top 5 Christmas Sweets Recipes For You!

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more! 
~  Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

 

Hello, Lovelies!

It’s me again Chelsi, Nicole’s VA!

As Nicole gets stormed in her farm with internet and electricity cut off, she sends her love by giving us a list of Top 5 Christmas Sweets recipes! We hope you enjoy making some of these!

1. Homemade Rocky Road for life’s bumpy bits

It’s so easy even non-cooks can make it, and it’s a wonderful treat to spoil yourself with, or to give as a gift. It’s a simple combination of chocolate, nuts, marshmallows and jubes/jellies.  You can create endless variations as your confidence grows, and to suit your own taste.

 

2.Easy Moist Boiled Fruit-Cake Recipe

“My easy Boiled Fruitcake is a wonderful treat to serve with a cup of tea, or heated as a dessert with fresh cream, custard or ice-cream. Even non-cooks can make this cake!

I love this recipe because I can whip it up with ingredients I have in the pantry. It keeps well, and freezes well too.”

 

3.Easy Christmas Fudge Recipe

“This recipe is simple to make, even for beginners in the kitchen, and it tastes creamy and wonderful. The colours look very festive too!

And the best thing is, it only takes five minutes to whip up.”

 

“This is a super recipe. It’s rich and buttery, and the lovely crispness of the shortbread goes perfectly with a cup of tea. I like their rustic style too. It speaks of kitchens and aprons and being made with love. 

This shortbread makes an easy and thoughtful home-made Christmas gift and is good to have on hand when friends pop by for a visit.

The recipe can also be made gluten-free or vegan very easily – simple substitutes are listed”

 

“This Christmas cake tastes just as good as the one that takes me a whole week to make, and the ingredients list is only a quarter of the length of my traditional one. But that doesn’t matter. No-one will know. They’ll just be impressed that you made this yourself. Santa will be happy with the slice you leave out for him (don’t forget some carrots for the reindeers – although Harry and Bert tell me reindeers adore dog treats!) and this cake makes a thoughtful gift for friends and family too.

You can also reheat slices to substitute for a traditional Christmas Pudding.

Yes – fast, versatile, simple and yummy. This recipe is a clear winner!”

 

If you get to make one of this, take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page!.  

 

Chelsi (Nicole’s VA)   xx

Festive Christmas Fudge Recipe

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“They always gives me bath salts,” complained Nobby. “And bath soap and bubble bath and herbal bath lumps and tons of bath stuff and I can’t think why, ‘cos it’s not as if I hardly ever has a bath. You’d think they’d take the hint, wouldn’t you?”
~ Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

 

I’ve had so many requests for this festive fudge recipe from last year that I thought I’d repost it today.

This recipe is simple to make, even for beginners in the kitchen, and it tastes creamy and wonderful. The colours look very festive too. Even better, it only takes five minutes to whip up. Perfect for end-of-year gifts, sweet Christmas presents or for a tasty treat when friends drop by.

I must say that I’ve also been super-impressed with all of the photos of homemade Christmas Cakes that you’ve been sending to me too. Keep up that baking spirit!

Fudge Ingredients:

400g white chocolate, 40g butter, 1 x 395g tin of sweetened condensed milk, 1/3 cup shelled pistachio nuts, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup macadamia nut pieces

*Note on chocolate – don’t use a super-cheap one as the fudge will turn out extra soft!

Method:

Use baking paper to line a 23cm (9 inch) square tin, which gives a thick slab of fudge, but don’t panic if you don’t have that sized tin – just use you whatever you have to hand.

Measure out your nuts and cranberries and mix them together in one bowl. Feel free to add a few more, or to eat a few. After all, it’s nearly Christmas!

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Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Then break in your chocolate.

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Tip the condensed milk into your saucepan and then allow it all to melt.  Stir with a strong wooden spoon. The mixture will come together quickly so watch it carefully. Keep that heat low!

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When it is pulling together in a shiny thick mixture add in the nuts and cranberries and stir through.

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Quickly spoon the fudge into the paper-lined tin. If the mixture isn’t spreading well wet your hand and then use your wet hand to carefully push the mixture to the edges of the tin and to smooth the top.

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Leave in fridge for a few hours to set. Can also be stored in the freezer. To serve, cut into small pieces.

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If you live in Australia or anywhere else tropical (or if your central healing is turned up!), keep this fudge in the fridge or freezer, as it will become quite soft in warm weather.

If you’d like to try this fudge in other flavours click here for more ideas:

Five-Minute Fudge Recipe

Enjoy!

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