Friday, 27 December 2013

Festive bakes!

Following on from my "Festive Makes" post yesterday I thought I would follow this up to show you my "Festive Bakes".  Each Christmas I make a variety of chocolates, biscuits and treats to give to my loved ones.  This usually entails about 9 hours in the kitchen, but I like to think that the results are worth the effort!

Here are some of the things I made this year:


Rich chocolate truffles, dusted in dark cocoa powder and iced with white chocolate - my trusty tasting team (DH, DS x3 and DD) and declared these as delicious.


Peanut brittle, probably my favourite of all the treats I make, I have to admit that I made a few extra for me to eat...


Vegetarian-friendly Rocky Road, I replaced the marshmallows with glace cherries and candied peel.


Here is everything boxed and bagged ready to go into gift bags. 

At this point I must add my personal thanks to the afore-mentioned intrepid taste testing team, who selflessly give of themselves to quality assure the goods before they are dispatched.  Truly heroic effort from them as usual this year ;)

Did you make any gifts this festive season?  Would love to hear about them!

Helenxx

7 comments:

  1. Yum, yum and yum!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  2. Ohhh, so yummy looking and how wonderful you had a support team of testers :) I made a few goodies, but mainly made little crocheted wreath ornaments to share. Fun! xx

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  3. Oh my, I wish that I was on your gift list! LOL! I got the stuff to make fudge, then my DIL made it for me.. does that count?

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. I really think that home made gifts are the best, I really should get my finger out and make them. Talk about it earlier next year and maybe you will spur me on. lol
    Briony
    x

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  5. wow - NINE hours!! I made, (cheats) mince pies tarted with glitter, cupcakes, 2 Christmas cakes and peppermint bark for gifts as well as sausage rolls and quiches for Christmas eve snacks. I was fed up after 4 hours!! Those truffles look ever so professional - bet they were delish too! very best wishes to you and yours for 2014
    BH x

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  6. Dear Helen
    What lovely treats!
    Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment about my monster quilt. I am looking forward to seeing it develop too. I think I am going to be learning a lot.
    Kindest Regards Linda

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