White Chocolate Bark

Ingredients:

400g White Chocolate

Pistachios (taken out of their shells and chopped into smaller chunks)

Dried Cranberries

Method:

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Then, simply melt the white chocolate over a bowl of hot water and poor onto the baking sheet, spreading evenly. Sprinkle the pistachios and cranberries over the chocolate and leave to set for a few hours. Then break and serve.

Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:


250g  butter

165g caster sugar

165g brown sugar

335g plain flour

1 egg

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

Christmas Sprinkles

170g white chocolate melted

Method:

  1. Beat the butter and 2 sugars together.
  2. Then add in the egg and beat in.
  3. Sieve in the flour & bicarbonate soda.
  4. . Place on a baking tray with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 15 mins at 180°C.
  5. When golden/cooked, take out and leave to cool. Once cooled, dip half the cookie into the white chocolate and place back on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the sprinkles onto the chocolate and leave to cool/harden.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

400ml Oat Milk

110g Dairy Milk/Lindt Chocolate

Extras: Nutella, Chocolate to grate, marshmallows

Method:

Heat the milk in a pot over a low heat for a few minutes until warm. Then add in the chocolate and stir. To serve, spread some nutella across the top of the cup and press some grated chocolate into the nutella. Pour the liquid into the cup and sprinkle some marshmallows and grated chocolate on top and serve.

Milk Chocolate Bark

Ingredients:

400g milk chocolate of your choice

Hazelnuts

Cranberries

Sea salt

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Once the oven is ready, place your hazelnuts on a tray and place in the oven for about 15mins. In the meantime, melt your milk chocolate. I recommend doing this slowly in a microwave and constantly stirring and checking it as it can burn very easily. Once the chocolate is fully melted, place on your baking sheet and spread evenly.

Once your hazelnuts area ready, take them out and place them in a dry kitchen towel and rub. This will remove the skin/coating. Then chop into smaller pieces. Sprinkle these on top of the chocolate with the cranberries and leave in the fridge to chill for a few hours. Then break and serve.

Chocolate Biscuit Pudding Cake

**Please note this is a mini cake and serves about 6 people. If you want to make a larger version, simply double/triple the recipe

Ingredients:

100g butter

400g milk chcoolate

5 large/6 average size tbsp golden syrup

250g digestive biscuits

For the decorating

Maltesers (2-3 family bags)

Nutella/Chocolate icing

White fondant

Holly (to decorate)

Method:

First, break/smash all the biscuits until they are small lumps/crumbs. You can do this using a zip lock bag and rolling pin. Melt the butter and golden syrup over a low heat. When the butter is half way melted, add in the chocolate, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is fully melted, take it off the heat and stir in the biscuits. From there, line a bowl (shaped as closely as possible to a pudding) and poor the mixture in. Smooth with a spoon until flat and place in the fridge for a few hours until fully solid.

Once your biscuit cake is solid, take it out of the parchment paper and place on your serving tray/dish. Then spread either nutella or chocolate icing all around the outside of the cake so that the maltesers can stick to something. Then stick the maltesers onto the cake. Roll out some white fondant (using dusted icing sugar to stop it from sticking) and shape into the top part of the pudding. Then place on top and use some holly/rosemary/berries to decorate.

Flapjacks

Ingredients:

  • 25g plain flour
  • 1-2oz golden syrup
  • 150g butter (salted)
  • 225g oats
  • 100g light brown sugar

Method:Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pot over a low heat. Once melted, take off the heat and pour into a bowl. Then add the oats and flour and stir thoroughly. Place a baking sheet onto a tray, and pour the flapjack mixture in, flattening with a spoon. *Note do not make them too thin (about half an inch.) Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

Leave to cool and cut into squares.

**Tip: if you are a chocolate lover, you can melt some chocolate and drizzle on top of the flapjacks.

White Mars Bar Squares

Ingredients:

9x 33.8g Mars Bars

90g butter

100g Rice Krispies

200g white chocolate

M&Ms to decorate

Method:

Melt butter and mars bars over a low heat until fully combined. Place the rice krispies in a bowl and add in the mars bar mix. Line a square tin with parchment paper and add the mars bar mix. Flatten with a spoon then put in the freezer for 20 mins. Meanwhile melt the white chocolate. After 20 mins, take out the mars bar tin and pour the white chocolate over, spreading evenly. Add the M&Ms. Leave in the fridge until hard. Once the chocolate has hardened, take the mars bar mix out of the tray, slice into squares and serve.

Lemon Squares

Ingredients:

6oz self raising flour

6oz caster sugar ( a little extra for glaze)

6oz butter

3 eggs

3/4 lemons

icing sugar

Method:

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Then beat in the eggs. Finally sieve the flour in and mix thoroughly until there are no lumps. Place in a small square/rectangular tray (8×8/9×9) with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 180 °C.

Once baked, take out of the tray and leave to cool. In the meantime, squeeze the juice from 2-3 lemons into a bowl and add in 3 tablespoons of caster sugar. Mix together. Poke holes in the cake and pour the sugar/lemon juice mix over the cake. This will seep into the cake making it very moist. Finally, mix some icing sugar and lemon juice together to make a thick icing (note you will only need a small bit of lemon juice.) Spread the icing on top of the cake. Use a knife to do this, constantly dipping the knife into water (this will help it spread easier.)

Leave the icing to dry, then slice into even square shapes and serve.