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 ~


  1. oh my, a cuppa essence please! Elaine

  2. 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 :-)

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

  4. 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?

  5. Yum Yum Yum
    Happy Holidays,
    Hugs to you,

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

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

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

  9. 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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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

  16. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

  17. 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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