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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2009, 06:34:33 am »
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2009, 07:01:42 am »
Here, here!  Love the cake lollipops - have got to try them.  Did you see the little Christmas ones?
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2009, 12:28:13 pm »
Can you buy the sticks anywhere?  I just love the idea of the cookie mixture in a jar - even if you don't use it but put it on display in your kitchen :D :D  I have printed all that out as I intend to do that for friends one of these days.  It won't be this year as we are going to be on a cruise over Christmas but for birthdays would be nice too.
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2009, 12:29:45 pm »
There was a few shopping links, but haven't looked very closely.
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2009, 12:30:51 pm »
Wouldn't they look gorgeous on a florist tree :-*?
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2009, 01:20:47 pm »
You're a busy person Sim.
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2009, 03:44:27 pm »
I am certain you can buy the sticks from Spotlight in their chocolate aisle (the moulds etc). I have made the brownies in a jar for years. Have always been a huge hit with Teachers during the year as a special thanks for things  ;) I have also layered lollies in a jar to create a decorative effect, things like jelly beans, M&M's, boiled lollies all work well. Will see if I can find (wish me well lol) my brownie recipe
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Lemon butter
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2009, 05:52:59 am »
Sorry Ceejay that it has taken me so long to post this recipe for you but I've only just seen it.  Anyway here it is

Lemon Butter

125g butter
6 eggs
500g sugar
Rind of 2 lemons
Juice of 3 lemons

Peel rind from lemon and blitz in TM. Insert butterfly and add all other ingredients.  Cook for about 16 mins (you will know because you can hear the mixture go thick) at 80 degrees. Speed 3.  I can get about 6 small jars from this mix and find they are ideal gift size.

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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2009, 06:50:47 am »
Getting back to the Christmas hamper idea (I love it) I saw a recipe in the "Bimby Traditional Portuguese Recipe Book" of marzipan cakes - base is dead easy to do and one just needs a little talent in forming the fruit and painting with food colouring.
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I will post the recipe later and look for some more photos

I would love you to post this recipe - and the best mnarzipan recipe you can find. Love marzipan, and would love this recipe!
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2009, 12:57:13 pm »
I am so sorry - I missed this request. This is the recipe:
250grs sugar
250grs blanched almonds
1 large size egg white
Place sugar in tm and pulverize for 15 seconds on speed 9
Add almonds and programme 1 minute speed 7
Add egg white and programme 35 seconds on speed 6
Remove the dough from TM wrap it with a damp tea and put in refrigerator overnight.
Colour the marzipan to your liking and make little fruit or figures
Maybe do a search on images of "doces regionais do algarve" - the proper name for this kind of cake and it will give you an idea
wishing you success
Barbara from Southern Portugal
 
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2009, 03:39:55 pm »
OMG did I see little pumpkins and fruit in that pic ACF - just too cute. Wish I had more time to fiddle.
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2009, 11:15:49 pm »
OMG did I see little pumpkins and fruit in that pic ACF - just too cute. Wish I had more time to fiddle.
Finding the time is ok but finding the talent is a whole new ballgame :-[ :-[
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2009, 04:59:04 am »
I'm the same as VHJ, having been politely asked to leave art classes in first year. (year 8)
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2009, 01:35:30 pm »
Yep, my whole family is talented, they just forgot to share it with me!!!!!  :-)) :-))
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Re: Christmas Hamper Ideas
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2009, 12:53:58 am »
Wonder why that happens Kathryn  ??? ???  My 2 daughters are artistic but I still draw stick figures.  Even my 5 yr old GD has progressed from stick figures now so they are all leaving me way behind. We all have something we are good for though, thank goodness. Mmm, now what is it that I am good at  :P :P :P
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