Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giveaway Links, Advent Parcels and More .....

It's starting to look and feel a little like Christmas more and more each day. For those of you participating in the advent swap you only have a few days before you are able to open your first gift numbered "25".

Hopefully we are all busy planning gifts and writing up "To Do" Lists. I always do quite a lot of festive baking and have been looking around for new recipes. If I find any nice ones I will be sure to share them with you. Like this one for Chocolate Nut Truffles.

1/2 cup sultanas
200g rich dark cooking chocolate- melted
2 tbs brandy
3/4 cup Nestle Top ‘n’ Fill Caramel
1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts
1/2 cup biscuit crumbs
1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles
100g Plastowe Extra Creamy Premium White- melted
Red and green glace cherries

1. Soak sultanas in brandy, stand 20 minutes
2. Combine dark cooking chocolate with NESTLÉ Top ‘n’ Fill Caramel, nuts, biscuit crumbs and sultanas mixture,mix well. Refrigerate until firm 3
. Roll heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture into balls, roll in chocolate sprinkles, refrigerate until firm
4. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon PlaistoweExtra Creamy Premium White over top to allow to flow down sides, decorate with red and green cherries to resemble puddings

Here is a lovely little inspirational gingerbread house taken from the Rosebud's Cottage Blog

I have a limited number of these Deb Strain - "Love Is In The Air" Panels available for $8.50 each with FREE postage within Australia. Simply CLICK the Paypal button below to purchase. Measures 24" X 44".

Retro Mummy is having a fantastic giveaway of 12 Fat Quarters from Rosalie Quinlan's NEW range Grandmother's Flower Garden. She is also waiting on an order of the gorgeous PVC fabrics and Pre-Cuts from this range - She has a great on-line store HERE - Pop on over and take a look.

Until Next Time,


Liz said...

Those little truffles look great, I'll have to try those, it's nearly time to post some Christmas recipes on my food blog, hhmmmmm, I should start soon.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the receipe. They look delicious. How is the kitten going.

Maria said...

Thanks for the receipe Fiona.
They look delicious.
I am going to put together a gingerbread house and decorate it tomorrow evening.The local church organise the evening each year. Should be fun.

Yes How is the tough little kitten. Oh thats a good name "Tuffy" fluffy Tuffy Lol

Allie said...

The truffles look delicious! So does that gingerbread house, lol. Too cute to eat though! Love the panel and thanks for the link~