I recently reviewed a gorgeous Flossie Crums' Baking Adventure book and even gave you a chance to win your own copy. Well, for all those who weren't lucky enough to win, here's a great recipe you can make with the kids for an afternoon of baking fun.
Flossie Crums is just an ordinary little girl, but she has a unique skill - she bakes fantastic cakes, which look amazing and taste even better. They're so good that even the fairies from Romolonia have noticed!
Flossie Crums' second baking adventure has just been released.. This time she's baking cookies to celebrate the arrival of the new baby, Princess Cornflower.
Kids will love the simple recipes in “Flossie Crums and the Enchanted Cookie Tree” available from Waterstones, Waitrose, John Lewis and other selected bookshops.
Log on to the Flossie Crums website http://www.flossiecrums.com/, and you’ll get new recipes every month, as well as reading about all the ‘Goings On’ at 22 Maple Syrup Lane .
In the meantime here are is of Flossie’s favourite recipes for Christmas cupcakes.
Flossie Crums thinks Christmas is BRILLIANT! It's her busiest time of year as there's SO much baking to be done. (Luckily she made the Christmas cake back in October) but now there's Christmas tree decorations to bake, a gingerbread house to build, edible Christmas gifts for all her fairy friends and of course, Billie, her little brother's favourite treat, "Hidden Treasure Christmas Pudding Cupcakes".
Flossie Crums Hidden Treasure Christmas Pudding Cupcakes
What you need:
115g softened butter 1 Tablespoon milk
100 g caster sugar
115g self-raising flour
2 Tbspns luxury mincemeat
Ready to roll white, green and red icing ( edible red glitter optional)
Holly leaf cutters, glitter and christmas wrap arounds (available from http://www.flossiecrums.com/)
Hidden treasure = 12 x 20p pieces wrapped in silver foil
What you do:
1. Ask a grown-up to turn the oven to 190C
2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. When they’re well mixed, place 12 cupcake cases into a 12-hole cupcake tin and spoon in the mixture. 'Hide' a 20p in the middle of each cake
3. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes, then ask a grown up to take them out.
4. When the cakes are cool, make the icing by mixing all the ingredients together.
5. Roll out the ready to roll white icing and cut 12 discs (use the lid of the coffee jar) Stick an icing 'disc' on the top of each cake, then add cut out holly leaves and red berries made from red and green icing. Decorate with glitter.
Other reviews you may be interested in :
Children's Book Review : The Enchanted Cookie Tree (Flossie Crums : A Baking Adventure) - Helen Nathan