Mrs Bunnie's Christmas Recipes

Christmas Cupcakes

                               

                     4 oz butter (softened at room temp)

                     4 oz caster sugar

                     2 free range eggs

                     4 oz self-raising flour

                     1 tbsp milk

                                

1) Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and place 14 paper cups on a baking tray.

 

2) Mix butter and sugar until smooth, then add flour and the beaten eggs. Stir until smooth and creamy and spoon into paper cups until they are 1/2 full.

 

3) Bake in oven for 10-15 mins, until golden brown. Allow to cool for 10mins and place on a wire rack.

 

                            For Icing

                  A can of ready made cupcake icing

                  A few drops of food colouring

                  marshmallows

                  silver balls

                 100s and 1000s

                 white chocolate stars

 

1) Squirt icing on top of cakes, pre-mixing in a bowl with food colouring where necessary.

 

2) Smooth with a damp knife, and add toppings.

 

3) Place a candle in each cake, light them and then make a Christmas Wish. 

                                

Fun Tip - why not share pictures of your finished cupcakes on twitter or facebook :)

Magic Cocoa

 

                2 spoonfuls drinking chocolate

                1 cupful of hot milk

                 whipped cream

                 marshmallows

                 white chocolate stars

                 silver balls

 

1) Heat milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring in the drinking chocolate gradually.

 

2) Pour into a mug and squirt whipped cream on top, adding silver balls, marshmallows and white chocolate stars for decoration.

 

3) Enjoy - and think of the magic of Christmas.

© 2014 Kate Shawcross

 

The Snow Spirit

 

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