Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Wishes To You

Minced fruit pies are very much part of our Christmas festivities

I am the most appalling pastry maker and usually use a ready rolled - but it just isn't the same as the amazing flaky pastry my mum used to make for Christmas mincepies... melt in the mouth......

Enter Darling Daughter In Law....


~ we are going to need more ~

These are the cutest little mini plum puddings we made
~ Shelley's easy peasy yummy recipe ~



~ DDES doesn't really like all that fruity stuff ~
~ Chocolate cup-cakes with snowflakes ~


~ Home made Vanilla essence used in my baking this year ~


~ Best quality brandy with vanilla pods added ~
~ has been soaking for 6 months ~
~ good enough to drink on it's own ~
~ but I haven't ~
~ much ~


~ Kettle on, home baked goodies available ~
~ do pop in ~

17 comments:

soggybottomflats said...

oh my, a cuppa essence please! Elaine

Sammy said...

Can I have another mince pie please, and I would like a cup of tea as well.
many thanks for visiting, and for all your kind words.

Merry Christmas, and happy new year.
Lots of love,

-Samya :-)

Janet said...

Looks so yummy! I'll be over for tea anon.

Stephanie said...

Yummy and pretty! All perfect with a cup of tea. Perhaps I'll make some vanilla next year...are vanilla pods different than vanilla beans?

agypsyangel said...

Yum Yum Yum
Happy Holidays,
Hugs to you,
Kim

Joy McD said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! Wish I could drop in for a cuppa!!! Looking at all your yummies will have to do :)
lv,
Joy

Marilyn said...

On my way !!!! lol.
Looks delicious.
Have the best time this Christmas - enjoy the time spent with Family and Friends

MosaicMagpie said...

I will have a cup of that Vanilla please and I do wish I could drop by!
Debbie

Sheila said...

Oh how nice it would be to drop in for a cuppa tea and one of your great treats , they all look so delicious .Tomorrow I have to bake ;-) Merry Christmas.
hugs Sheila

Just Ramblin' said...

Oh, these look so tempting! Can tell you are so enjoying this time with your family! Nola

marina said...

Hope tomorrow is a wonderful day spent with your family!
Vanilla essence now is it? lol
Will be popping by in spirit, will the calories count then?
Have a great Christmas.

Serenata said...

Enjoying the cuppa and oh I can almost taste those mince pies. Go easy on the Vanilla Essence! Have a fabulous Christmas with your delightful family Fiona and fantastic New Year.

Farm Girl said...

Oh wow - your baking looks amazing! Wish I lived next door - I'd be there in a flash.

I hope you all have a wonderful time together - Merry Christmas!

Allie said...

I wish I could pop in, your Christmas looks much tastier than mine! Merry Christmas sweetie!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my I love your vanilla. :) I always get mine in Mexico when we go on a mission trip but yours would be so much better! Do you have a formula for that? blessings, marlene

Daffycat said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

Janice said...

Merry Christmas Fiona. I hope you have had a wonderful day. I'm guessing I'm a bit late for your yummy goodies. LOL

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