Russian Tea Cakes

February 17, 2012 Russian Tea Cakes delicious traditional Russian pastries date back the the 18th century as a confection used in a tea-sharing ceremony but now popular at Christmas time and at Weddings. Ingredients 1 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup sifted icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 cups all purpose 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup finely {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Gingerbread Men

November 16, 2011 Gingerbread men are a great favourite with the kids this is an easy recipe and the kids can jelp with the preparation and the decoration.  Make some especially for Christmas. Ingredients 350g / 12oz plain flour 175g / 6oz light soft brown sugar 100g / 4oz butter 1 medium egg 4 tablespoons of golden syrup {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Butter Cream

November 2, 2011 A versatile filling or icing for cakes and biscuits.  To make it more interesting you can add food colourings.  Try adding lemon, almond or vanilla essence for a tasty filling. Ingredients 40g/5oz butter, softened 280g/10oz icing sugar 1-2 tbsp milk Method Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft Add half of the icing {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Butter Shortbread Biscuits

Butter Shortbread Biscuits rich biscuits with a taste of the past.  Easy to make and could be packed in a pretty box and given as Christmas presents. Ingredients 6 oz (175 g) butter (at room temperature) 3 oz (75 g) golden caster sugar, plus extra for dusting 6 oz (175 g) plain flour, 3 oz {Tags: , , , } {More...}