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Advent Series Part 2
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Aren’t these adorable. Ann and Marie, two of my long-time, super creative, blogging friends shared this idea for a really quick-to-make project. Adorn your Christmas tree with easy-peasy crochet lamb ornaments or use them to embellish your gifts. You can make a whole flock of adorable lambs in an evening.Continue Reading
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Call them Froebel, Advent, Pennsylvania, Polish, Swedish, Christmas or German stars, they are lovely little ornaments! Hang on your Christmas tree, use to decorate or give as gifts. Packaged stars with an enclosed, personalized card make a lovely gift. My German star video tutorial shows you how to make lovely 3-dimensional stars by weaving and folding paper strips in about forty steps. Continue Reading
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Let Your glory fill the earth
Merry Christmas, my friends!
25 MINS. preparation – 30 MINS. refrigeration
250g chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
*7/8 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp corn syrup (I used 2 parts Karo corn syrup and 1 part molassas)
1 cup roasted shelled hazelnuts ( I used cashews)
1/2 package McVITIE’S DIGESTIVES© (200g), roughly chopped
1 cup dried figs, chopped (I used dried cherries)
75g white chocolate
Grease and line a 20cm square tin. (I used an 8×8-inch pan)
Melt the dark chocolate, corn syrup and butter in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring until well combined. (I used the microwave, 30 seconds at a time at 30% powder, stirring between each time until melted and smooth)
Fold in the hazelnuts, McVITIE’S DIGESTIVES© and figs.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press it down firmly to remove any air bubbles.
Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Drizzle it over the tiffin with a teaspoon in lines and use a cocktail stick to drag the chocolate lines in a backwards and forwards motion across the whole tiffin.
Leave in the fridge to set before serving.
* I miss calculated the amount of butter when preparing, using 7/8 of a stick rather than 7/8 of a cup of butter. Though I saved a bunch of fat and calories and the tiffin tasted wonderful, it was a little crumbly and it would had make a prettier confection with the additional butter.
Feel free to substitute your favorite nut and dried fruit for the hazelnuts and figs. Other recipes suggest using graham crackers if you can’t find McVities Digestives. I have substituted vanilla wafer cookies with success.
Here is the link to another yummy tiffin recipe I made with my grandsons a few years back.