Sunday, 16 December 2012

Chocolate Biscuit Cake Christmas Pudding

I definitely am a huge fan of traditional Christmas Pudding but I think this Christmas Pudding shaped chocolate biscuit cake is a deadly idea if you're not -- A baker at our local Christmas market who runs his own cake business; Cakes by Jonathon, had these on display, and although I haven't tried out the recipe myself, I had to share it for all those who are stuck at home at Christmas watching everyone devouring mince pies, pudding and Christmas Cake!

The recipe is really easy to follow, you simply make an ordinary chocolate biscuit cake mix and instead of using your normal tin you let it set in a pudding bowl. You can then decorate whatever way you like. I suggest melted white chocolate and then a sprig of holly for the top.


8oz/ 230g Digestive Biscuits (broken up)
4oz/ 115g Butter (softened)
4oz/ 115g Caster Sugar
4oz/ 115g Dark Chocolate
1 Egg

1) Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl
2) Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water and add it to the creamed mixture
3) Lightly beat the egg and add it to the mixture 
4) Add the broken digestive biscuits and mix
5) Line the Pudding Bowl with Grease Proof Paper or else grease the bowl with melted butter
6) Pour the mixture into the bowl and leave to cool in the fridge overnight. 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Strawberry Santas

Well, to be honest I wouldn't really call this a recipe - the picture really explains how to make these really cute Strawberry Santas but I'll share it anyway -- Lets just say that they're a more festive way of having Strawberries and Cream -- yummmmyy .....


Fresh Strawberries (as many as you like)
Fresh Cream (as much as you fancy)
Chocolate Drops (depending on how many Santas you plan on making)

1) Whip the fresh cream
2) Slice off the pointed end of each of your strawberries
3) Place a dollop of cream on and reassemble
4) Place a smaller dollop on top of the hat-like piece of strawberry and 2 small dollops on for buttons
5) Use Chocolate drops or small pieces of chocolate for eyes

Friday, 2 November 2012

Hellooooooo Bloggers

Well this is me - Paula - eating as usual (Even though you can't really see here)! I LOVE food - anything sweet in particular! I'm planning on sharing recipes and photos, both my own and ones that I may have stolen from a family member or a book or two and documenting EVERYTHING - successes and failures! Hope you enjoy it - It's gonna be deadly!!! :)