My Christmas Baking

I love to bake and cook different things, It kind of de-stresses me if I’m honest. I made Christmas sausage rolls and Christmas cookies and i will list both recipes and pictures!

COOKIE RECIPE

ingredients

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 free range egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • as many chocolate chips as possible!
  1. pre heat oven to gas mark 5 depending on your oven you may need to turn down to 4 but you’ll know if the cookies are cooking to quick just adjust it.
  2. mix butter and sugar together with electric mixer.
  3. beat in the egg and vanilla extract by hand and the chocolate chips.
  4. add in the baking powder and flour one cup at a time, the dough should be quite stiff now so on the last cup of flour need it all in by hand.
  5. once its looking like dough start to roll it out or I like to mould it into a long thick oblong and cut the sections all along at about 3 centimetres thick.

once you’ve done this press them down into circle shapes on some baking paper on a tray. pop them in the oven for about 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe I’ve used for a long time and it’s sourced from www.cooks.com I’ve tweaked it slightly to how I want them. 


My festive sausage rolls! 

These are super easy to do, here’s what you’ll need-

  1. Ready rolled puff pastry- because nobody has time to make their own! 
  2. 1 beaten egg to gloss 
  3. Ready minced sausage meat (you can buy this from any supermarket)
  4. Cranberry sauce 

First unroll your puff pastry right out on the counter. Then cut long ways down the pastry leaving about a thumb length between each line. Next your going to put your sausage meat in a bowl and use a teaspoonful at the top of one strip then dollop a bit of cranberry sauce on top of that, brush a little of the beaten egg down the rest of your strip of pastry so once you’ve folded over the sausage meat to create a little parcel it all sticks. Cut where the join ends and run a knife 3 times along the top of you sausage roll. Continue this until you’ve used all the sausage meat and then place on a grease proof baking tray. Brush all of them with your egg and pop into the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on gas mark 5. 


You should end up with some home cooked festive sausage rolls that are sooo good!! They went down a treat at home and at work! My favourite. 

Happy baking ox 

 

 

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