Hi everybody! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. I had a busy day even though it was just us at home! We had chicken this year instead of Turkey, I know it’s not traditional, but I just prefer the taste of chicken. Everything else was traditional though!
Roast potatoes are my favourite thing in the world. I could literally just eat a plate of them for lunch and be perfectly content. This year we tossed them in some semolina to make them even crispier and by golly they were good! We always use goose fat and Rooster potatoes as they’re naturally fluffy, but the semolina just added that extra little bit!
We didn’t leave our dog Poppy out of the festivities either, although she’s on a special diet so can’t have any treats, we bought her some new toys (one of which I think we’ll regret soon as it’s got such a loud squeaker!) and she was so excited running around the house playing with them. She tried to rip their heads off, but then she wanted to protect them from us…
I did really well with gifts this year! I have an amazing family, friends and boyfriend and was truly spoilt! Absolutely everything was to do with baking/cooking! I got loads of new cookbooks, topsy turvy cake pans (which I absolutely cannot WAIT to use!), a doughnut cutter, pop up light box… this picture is some of what I got, but I got more yesterday when we went to visit family.
> Mix until well incorporated and smooth, about a minute on med-high speed.
> If you’re colouring the fondant yourself then add colouring until you get the desired colour – I went for a dark-ish green, but still quite bright. Leave some fondant leftover to cut out your shapes.
> Roll out until about 1/4 inch thick and then cut 12 rounds.
> With the flat brush, brush the tops of the cupcakes with edible glue/royal icing and then attach the circles.
> Roll out the white fondant until 1/4 inch thick and cut out 12 stars/whatever shape you desire.
> Brush the backs of the shapes with edible glue and place in the middle of the green fondant.
> They look quite pretty just like this, but I decided to use a gold lustre on the stars and stick some edible gold pearls on the points of the stars to make them look even more festive!
Entered into Thursday’s Treasures at Recipes For My Boys