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We held a Christmas baking competition! - 59 recipes



Members entered the recipes they baked over the holiday season to win one of three retro-style kitchen appliances!

1st prize was a beautiful blue De'Longhi espresso maker, 2nd prize, a raspberry red Kenwood hand mixer for future bakes and cakes and 3rd prize, cream Salter baking scales to never fail a recipe again! See the winning recipes!



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Top Recipe

By agrawal.shweta.n, Merry Tummy

Rate this recipe 3.5/5 (77 Votes)
Vanilla Cookies Dipped In Chocolate - Little Hearts 1 Picture
Details

Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 10
Cost Average budget

  • For Cookies
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • For Chocolate Layer
  • 200 grams of dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Some sprinkles (optional)

See this recipe

I used heart shaped cookie cutter and then dipped them in liquid chocolate

Top rated Christmas baking competition recipes

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A christmas cake unlike no other

  • For the cake
  • 150g mixed dried fruits
  • 1 orange
  • zest and juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 400g dark muscovado sugar
  • 150g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 220g unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 300ml warm water
  • 300ml evaporated milk
  • For the drizzle
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 125ml water
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 45ml whiskey
3.6/5 (166 Votes)

By

Lovely rich mince pies with double shortcrust pastry for Christmas

  • 350g ready to roll short crust pastry
  • 1 jar luxury minced meat
  • icing sugar for dusting
3.6/5 (151 Votes)

By

Tarts filled with raspberry jam and custard, top with coconut

  • 1 packet short crust pastry
  • 3 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 500ml milk
  • 3 tablespoon custard powder
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon desiccated coconut
4.1/5 (104 Votes)

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Delicious and simple to make pudding ideal for a busy mum on Christmas

  • 250g frozen raspberries
  • 250g Rhubarb (frozen)
  • 100g castor sugar
  • For the crumble:
  • 150g flour
  • 75g butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 50g castor sugar
3.5/5 (137 Votes)

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a sweet and crispy tart with a sweet almond filling

  • For the short crust pastry:
  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g lard
  • 50g margarine
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 8 teaspoon of cold water to mix
  • For the filling:
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 100g margarine (soften)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 70g SR flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • ½ teaspoon almond essence
  • 2 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 3 tablespoon flaked almonds
3.5/5 (133 Votes)

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These scones are crumbly. They are lovely to serve with afternoon tea with a few friends on Boxing

  • 200g SR flour
  • ½teasp. salt
  • 50g butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 125ml milk
  • ½ egg yolk (glaze)
  • Icing sugar for dusting
3.5/5 (129 Votes)

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Cute little cookies to have on the Christmas table for all to nibble at

  • 250g butter
  • softened
  • 140g castor sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g plain flour
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 20 small white marshmallows
  • chocolate decorating pen
  • sugar candy balls
  • 175g royal icing
3.5/5 (128 Votes)

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Lovely crunchy biscuits taste lovely With a cup of tea on a Christmas afternoon

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 150g margarine
  • 225g SR flour
  • 20g chopped cherries
  • ½ an egg beaten
  • 1 tsp. Lemon rind
3.4/5 (134 Votes)

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This shortbread biscuits are rich and crispy cover with caramel and chocolate and top with chocolate ball

  • For the shortbread base :
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • For caramel filling:
  • 50g butter
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 200g condensed milk
  • For the topping:
  • 150 milk chocolate
  • 1 large bag of chocolate balls
4.2/5 (64 Votes)

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This cake is a lighter version of the traditional Christmas fruit cake It is light , fruity and have a lovely flowe

  • 1 cup strong Jasmine flower tea
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g Goji berries
  • 50g glace’ cherries
  • 50g raisins
  • 25g candied peel
  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g SR flour
  • Rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 teasp. mixed spice
  • 1 teasp. essence of rose water
3.7/5 (110 Votes)

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