Peppermint creams – 2 cups icing sugar, 1 whisked egg white, 2tsp peppermint essence, green colouring if you like them minty looking too. Roll out using icing sugar for dusting, cut out (lovely cutters from Kitchens) , and leave to dry for a few hours.
Mince pies – half a cup of butter, cup of plain flour, pinch of salt, juice and zest of an orange for the pastry. Leave at least 2 hours in the fridge before rolling and cutting out. Just 15 minutes in a medium oven.
Gingerbread trees. Cut out stars of different sizes from gingerbread dough (secret ingredients – dark brown sugar and black pepper). Layer up using plain icing as glue and leave to dry.
Ice with thin green icing and add silver baubles. Leave to dry again before dusting with icing sugar and edible glitter.
Covers and ribbons on the preserves!
And that’s it!
Happy Christmas everyone! I do hope yours is absolutely wonderful xxx