Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Christmas treats

 We have eaten well. (Please note, Tasker, my Yorkshire pinny!) Here is a recipe that was given to me by a friend many years ago. It is a favourite with our elder daughter who often asked me to make it for her birthday when she was small. She will be fifty in a few days time!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Langholt Layer Cake

(which is a dessert and not a cake!)

5oz flour

5oz Danish butter. Rub together and add

4oz castor sugar. 

Knead into a dough and divide into four pieces. Roll out into thin rounds and sprinkle each round with half an ounce of chopped hazelnuts. Bake the biscuit rounds on a baking sheet until golden.

When cooled layer the biscuit rounds with whipped cream and sliced peaches in alternate layers. Dust the assembled dessert with icing sugar.

If eaten promptly the biscuit will be very crisp. About eight servings.

Second helpings will be soft as the ingredients meld together. It never lasts long - we like our biscuit crisp!

 

 Another simple but tasty recipe to make is a chocolate log. I make a two egg fatless sponge.  I roll up the cooked sponge and when it has cooled unroll and spread with a layer of cherry jam, then a layer of whipped cream followed by a sprinkling of pitted black cherries. (I use the frozen packets of cherries from Waitrose.) Carefully rolled back up all it needs is a bit of greenery for decoration and a sprinkle of icing sugar to look very festive.

 

 Outside the rain fell and the wind blew - we were too full to care!






















15 comments:

  1. All very festive - you could make a Christmas card out of the last picture - but you've got me as to why it's a Yorkshire pinny.

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    1. The pinny was acquired on a Betty's Cookery School knife skills course in Harrogate. It was a great day out with my daughter. Most of the participants were men, all rather accomplished foodies, turned out that daughter and I were the jokers in the pack. There were two rank beginners, a bridegroom and his father-in-law, the course bought as a present by their clever wives. We came home with all the lovely food that we had boned and butchered. Highly recommended!

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    2. Doh! Thought it said Betty Cooper's School which appears to be something from an American TV series.

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    3. Sorry. You'll never look at it the same again now.

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  2. That is festive if I ever saw festive!
    Love that pinny - I now want one like that, too.
    Tasker needs new specs, I guess ;-P

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    1. PS: The chocolate log is very Black Forest. Over here, we'd drench it in cherry schnaps.

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  3. Oooh, I'd quite happily stuff myself with either of those delicious looking desserts! Your festive window looks very pretty x

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Lulu. All the decorations are now back in the attic!

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  4. It all looks very festive and the food sounds delicious.

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    1. Sensible eating goes out of the window over Christmas!

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  5. To be at your home over the Holidays !
    The Sweets and decorations wonderful.

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    1. Wishing you are year ahead of much better health, Parsnip. Love to all two legs and four.

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