03 January 2009

As promised here is a little taster of some of the goodies we ate over the holidays, I decided not to show the pile of selection boxes, Quality street and Toblerone's we scoffed, baked goodies only, it was only as I uploaded the pics I noticed they were all recipes from Nigella's books, all very good and I recommend you try them all.
I apologise for the dodgy photography, not my strong point at the best of times but I think these pictures are proof that I hit the Eggnog a bit heavily.

Seasonally spiced nuts, from Nigella Christmas....fabulous!

Star topped mince pies from HTBADG, I made Delia's mincemeat, it is wonderful.

Chocolate Christmas cake from Feast/ Nigella Christmas. As a Christmas cake lover I was wary of this cake, I needn't have been, it is delicious, although I couldn't taste the chocolate in it...and I'd added extra.

Chilli jam from Nigella Christmas....Like a thick set sweet chilli dipping sauce, wonderful! I am adding it to allsorts. Fantastic addition to any sandwich, I will up the chilli ratio next time though, I like to have a small fire in my mouth, this needs more fire.

Christmas pudding bonbons....what a carry on, lol. Thanks to 'Rhyley's granny' for supplying me with the elusive green glace cherries, I cheated and instead of making pudding bonbons I made dark chocolate truffle versions of them. Kitsch, yes, a pain in the backside to decorate...Oh YES!

Christmas cupcakes from Nigella Christmas. My son baked these when he was home sick, child's play to make and eat.

Marshmallow squares from Nigella Express. I made these twice in one weekend, we all couldn't get enough of them, they looked so pretty covered in glitter that hasn't shown up in pics but believe me they were cool.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon, I can't wait to get back to blogging and back to normal.


Beth said...

The only thing I have yet to make out of these is the chilli jam - so many people are raving about it, must give it a go!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Wow all your lovely Christmas bakes. What would we have all done without NC. LOL

The Blonde Duck said...

You've got all sorts of good stuf! Yum!

Linda F said...

Wow Erica, so many lovely goodies there, everything looks so yummy, your choc fruit cake looks really fab!!!!

Kelly-Jane said...

Love all your bakes too :)

I couldn't get green cherries either, so cut up some angelica that I did have.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Wow look at all those goodies! I made the chocolate christmas cake and it was so good. I'm quite the convert :) Love the look of that Chilli jam, must give it a go at some stage.

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Laura the chilli jam is divine, I will be upping the chilli's next time though. It is also fabulous diluted with lime juice to make sweet chilli dipping sauce.

Maria said...

Erica, all your xmas goodies look delish! I really wanted to make the spiced nuts but never got round to it!