I've started my festive cooking... for Xmas 2013!

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fuzzpig Fri 04-Jan-13 13:43:15

I should point out I'm not actually keeping the products til then - I'm merely practising. grin

I am really rubbish at baking and that sort of thing especially when trying something new. Due to health and time constraints I yet again did absolutely none of the little sweet treats I'd been hoping to make.

So I have borrowed a book for children about Xmas cooking and have got a few things to try. Really simple stuff like peppermint creams and truffles etc. I've been halving the recipes to just make a tiny batch to taste.

I figured by trying them out now I'll be able to do them more confidently by Xmas... that's the plan anyway!

mamalovesmojitos Fri 04-Jan-13 13:45:47

That's dedication for you! smile

grin Yes practice now, then you'll be A1 by Christmas.
And I find you can overdo it at Christmas and then have stacks of stuff that you don't want to eat after.

I made some cupcakes today. I've made loads of fairy cakes (with glace icing) but I don't like butter.
But I got a lovely Kenwood mixer before Christmas and now I let it whisk away at the butter (soft and unsalted) to make it really light,.It doesn't taste buttery just fluffy.

When you perfect the truffles, do some for Easter .

Happy cooking smile

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