Recipes

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Hot Cocoa Gift Recipe Labels {Free Printable}

Hot Cocoa Gift Labels by Sassaby

 

It’s an easy homemade gift from the heart ~ who doesn’t love mug of Hot Cocoa on Christmas Night?

 

Print these free hot cocoa labels, complete with recipe, and matching gift tags, fill your jars with delicious chocolate cocoa powder, and warm someone’s heart this christmas.

Enjoy! xo Amy

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Rocky Road Cupcakes

Rocky Road Cupcakes by Sassaby

 

These delightful little morsels are a hit at any party or gathering, or just as a treat for the family – they certainly didn’t last long in our house!

 

30min Preparation. 20 – 25mins Cooking. Makes 12

Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cake

125 g Butter, chopped, at room temperature

2/3 cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

3/4 cup Self-Raising Flour

1/4 Cocoa Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/3 cup Milk

1/2 cup slivered almonds

 

Marshmallow Icing

1 cup of caster sugar

4 egg whites, room temperature

1/3 cup of water

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Topping

Mini Marshmallows

Slivered Almonds

Turkish Delight chocolate bar, chopped

20g Chocolate, Melted (to drizzle)

 

 

Method

 

 

 

 

 

 Cake

 

1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180C. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper patty cases.

 

2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

 

3. Sift flour, cocoa and baking powder together. Lightly fold into creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in slivered almonds. Spoon mixture into cases until 2/3 full.

 

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked when tested. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

Marshmallow Icing

 

1. In a medium saucepan, bring the 1/3 cup of water, sugar, cream of tartar to a boil. Do not stir the sugar mixture as this will cause it to crystallise. Boil until you have thick, clear bubbles (about 5 minutes). When the bubbles appear, remove from heat immediately.

 

2. In a metal bowl, add the egg whites and beat them with an electric mixer until thick soft peaks form.

 

3. Set a timer for 7 minutes and beat the egg mixture on high speed, while slowly streaming the sugar syrup in a little at a time.

 

4. Your icing is ready when all sugar syrup has been mixed in and texture is thick and creamy.

 

 

Place icing in a piping bag and pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

 

Top iced cupcakes with slivered almonds, mini marshmallows and chopped turkish delight. Melt chocolate in microwave for 20 second intervals, then use spoon to drizzle chocolate over the cupcake toppings & icing.

 

Enjoy! xo

 

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes by Sassaby

30min Preparation. 20mins Cooking. Makes 12

Ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cake

100g butter, softened

1 cup (200g) daster sugar

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour

1/2 cup (125ml) milk

 

Meringue

3 Eggwhites

3/4 cup (155g) caster sugar

 

Lemon Curd

1 egg, lightly whisked

50g butter

2 teaspoons lemon rind

1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice

1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar

 

Method

 

 

 

 

 

1. Preheat oven to 180 deg Celsius (160 deg Fan Forced Oven). Line 12 cupcake pans with paper cases.

 

2. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the flour and milk, in alternate batches, and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.

 

3. Spoon mixture evenly among the lined pans and smooth the surface. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire reck to cool completely.

 

4. Meanwhile, to make the lemon curd, combine the egg, butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to cool and thicken.

 

5. Use a small knife to cut a V-shaped piece out of the top of each cupcake, about 1.5cm deep, leaving a 2m wide edge. Spoon the lemon curd evenly among the cupcakes.

 

6. Place eggwhites in a clean, dry bowl. Use an electric mixer to whisk until firm peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, beating well between each addition. Continue beating for 2-3 minutes or until sugar completely dissolves. Spoon meringue on top of each cupcake, using a round-bladed knife to spake in peaks over the cakes and enclosing the filling. Use a small brulée gun to grill the meringue until lightly golden.

Alternatively, transfer cupcakes to an oven tray, place under a preheated grill until lightly golden.

 

Enjoy! xo

 

Creative Backyard Car Town Party

 

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Welcome to Four Town! The ‘Cars Capital’ of Aiden’s 4th Birthday Party.

 

Created by the very talented & crafty Sharon, this Backyard Cars Party was an absolute hit with the kids (Drivers) and their parents (Pit Crew).

 

The guests were greeted by Safety Cones and a tower of Red & Black balloons, with a sign directing them to the fun ahead.

 

Then, the kids got to pick their own handmade cardboard box cars, complete with paper plate wheels, from the Car Park, and had the chance to fill up with Petrol at the Petrol Station, and Change & ‘Pump Up’ their Tyre’s and Check Oil & Tyre Pressure in Luke’s Auto & Tyre Shop. There was even a Car Wash complete with Bubble wrap, Foam Guide Poles, Balloons and Streamers!

 

Car Town was made complete with Cardboard Box Traffic Lights, Stop Signs & Give Way Signs. A giant chalkboard allowed the kids to get creative and a colouring table full of cars pictures gave them the chance to have a rest from all that driving.

 

For snacks, the kids were treated to car themed foods and a delicious themed birthday cake.

 

With most of this party being handmade and created from Cardboard and Paint, Sharon said it was very inexpensive, if not a little time consuming to create. As you can tell, this party was well worth the effort because it looks amazing, and the smiles on the kids faces speak absolute volumes!

 

Great Job Sharon ~ What a fantastic Party idea!

 

White Christmas in a Jar {Free Printable}

 

White Xmas Jar by Sassaby

 

Get creative with your Gift Giving this Christmas with our Free Printable White Christmas in a Jar Personalised Labels and Instructions!

 

Create your own White Christmases in a Jar by following the Instructions below:

 

1. Download the Labels from our link below, then Open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader XI (version 11).
2. Edit the Personal text message on the front label to your own message, and Save the file.
3. Print your Labels and attach to cute Mason Jars or recycled Food Jars.
4. Add thick & even layers of the following Ingredients into each Jar:

1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted and cooled
1/2 cup sweetened dried cherries or cranberries
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup buttermilk biscuit or scone baking mix
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup buttermilk biscuit or scone baking mix

 

5. When the jars are full, attach the lid and cover with pretty Christmas Fabric or Paper and a Ribbon.

 

Voila! White Christmas in a Jar ~ A creative & fun homemade Christmas Gift.

 

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Fun Christmas Party Food

 
There’s plenty of inspiration here to help you have the jolliest christmas party around!
 
Why just serve party snacks & food, when you can create these little christmas party food masterpieces? Guaranteed to impress all your christmas party guests and fill them full of cheer!
 

christmas trees

 

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 Christmas Tree Brownie Bites {from Erica’s Sweet Tooth}

krispie treat xmas tree

Krispie Treat Christmas Tree {by Cookies and Cups}

christmas tree veggie platter

Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter {from Betty Crocker}

pita tree appetizers

Christmas Tree Pita Appetizers {from Pillsbury}

 

santa

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Strawberry Santas {from Leanne bakes}

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Santa Hat Pretzels {from Free n Fun Christmas}

santa crackers

Santa Crackers {from Martha Stewart}

santa cookies

Santa Cookies {from Tablespoon}

 

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 Reindeer Cupcakes {from Cutest Food}

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Reece’s Rudolph Treats {from Hungry Happenings}

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Chocolate Reindeer Donuts {from Love from the Oven}

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Rudolph Cake Pops {from Amy’s Party ideas}

 

snowman

 

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Chocolate Snowmen Spoons {from Cute Food for Kids}

Snowman Cheese Ball

Snowman Cheese Ball {from Betty Crocker}

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Boiled Egg Snowmen {from Roxy’s Kitchen Homemade Recipes}

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Melting Snowmen {from Cute Food for Kids}

 

christmas cheer

 

north-pole

North Pole Cupcakes {from The Girl who ate Everything}

teddy bear sleds

Tiny Teddy Sleds {by It’s all about Us}

hoto chocolate marshmallow mug

Hot chocolate Marshmallow Mugs {from Lemon Drop Foodie}

 
 

christmas party buffets

 
Some inspiration on how to present your fabulous christmas party food…
 

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Gingerbread Party Buffet {by Amy’s Party Ideas}

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Sweet Treats Holiday Party Buffet {from The Party Dress}

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Candy Coated Christmas Party {by Celebrations at Home}

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North Pole Breakfast {by Giggles Galore}

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Classroom Christmas Buffet {from Amanda’s Parties to go}

Halloween Cocktails & Treats!

Halloween Cocktail by Sassaby

 

Get your Party Started with a Frightfully Good Halloween Cocktail!

 

Spiced Caramel Apple
 
Ingredients:
60mL Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
30mL Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
75mL oz Apple cider
1 dash lemon juice

Directions:
Rim martini glass with agave syrup and crumbled gingersnap cookies and set aside.
Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
Strain into martini glass.

(Created Kara Newman, author of Spice & Ice)

 

 

Pumpkin Pie
 
Ingredients:
2.5 parts Canadian Club® Classic 12
1 part DeKuyper Buttershots
4 parts Half & Half
2 parts Pumpkin Pie Puree

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice.
Strain into a chilled martini glass that has been rimmed with graham cracker crust.
Garnish with a dash of Pumpkin Spice.

Halloween Party Toppers by Sassaby

Trick or Treat your Guests with these Food Ideas & Decorations!
 
Red Velvet ‘Blood’ Cupcakes, Peeled Grape ‘Eyeballs’, ‘Finger’ Sandwiches, Meringue ‘Ghosts’, ‘Death by Chocolate’ Cookies – Plus heaps more fun ideas on Pinterest!

 

Decorate your Halloween Party Food with our Free Printable Party Toppers. Use them to create your own Swizzle Sticks for Drinks, Fun Food Toppers or Party Favour Decorations!
Have a Happy Halloween! xo Amy
 

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Easter Cupcakes ~ Bunnies & Nests {Bake & Decorate}

Easter Cupcakes by Sassaby Easter Nest Cupcake by Sassaby   Fluffy Easter Bunny Cupcake by Sassaby

Get Baking this Easter and make your own Cute Cupcakes!

 

We used a simple Vanilla Cupcake Recipe and Decorated with Whipped Cream.

 

Easter Bunny Cupcakes: When Cupcakes have cooled, cut a circle out of the centre of the Cupcake, then fill with whipped cream. Cut Cake Circle in half, place into cream as Bunny Ears.  
 

Easter Nest Cupcakes: Cut circle out of the centre and fill with whipped cream. Add Spun Sugar Nest and top with Chocolate Speckled eggs.

 

To make Spun Sugar Nests: Place 1 Cup of sugar, 1/2 cup water into a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Raise heat to high, and bring mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until amber in color. Remove from heat, and briefly plunge the saucepan into ice water to stop the cooking. Let stand to thicken slightly, about 1 minute. Use immediately.

 

Spray the back of a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Dip a fork into the sugar and drizzle around each muffin cup in a circular motion.  Let harden completely. Nests should easily come off cups.

 

Enjoy! xo Amy

Rum Balls Recipe {Christmas Cooking}


 

As far as I’m concerned, it just isn’t Christmas without my Mum’s Famous Rum Balls!

So hopefully she won’t mind me sharing her recipe with you.

 

Rum Balls

 
Ingredients

1/2 Cup Sultanas

1/4 Cup Glace Cherries

1/2 Cup Blanched Almonds

1 Plain Madeira Cake

2 Slightly rounded tbsp Coconut

2 slightly tbsp Cocoa

1/2 Cup Castor Sugar

1 tbsp chopped crystalised Ginger

1 tsp Almond Essence

3 tbsp Rum

1/4 Melted Copha

Coconut to Garnish

 

Method

Finely chop Sultanas, Cherries & Almonds & Crumble Cake.

 

Combine the cake crumbs with the coconut, cocoa & sugar and add sultanas, ginger, cherries and almonds.

 

Mix the almond essence, rum and melted copha together and stir into dry mix. Blend Well.

 

Form into balls and roll in the coconut. Chill Overnight. Serve.

 

Enjoy!