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Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 23 Dec 2014, 21:37

If you find that you have Christmas cake left over, you can turn it into Christmas Balls which people won't be able to resist, and the basic idea only takes 5 minutes.

Wash your hands very well and squeeze the leftover cake into small balls or squares.

Melt some chocolate and dip the balls into it, then put them out on a cake rack to set.

You can decorate the tops with cherries, rolled-out icing shapes, edible flowers, shapes cut from rice paper or almost anything which looks attractive.

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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 24 Dec 2014, 08:58

They look delicious
I'm doing the veg tomorrow..
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 24 Dec 2014, 17:39

I'm doing the lot!!! I shall have various family members helping to peel and cut the sprouts though, and the whole lot's going to be fabulous.
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 25 Dec 2014, 18:26

ours will be from frozen ,
so stress free!
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 Dec 2014, 18:56

I WAS considering it, but didn't in the end. Frozen ones're fine though.

Our Christmas dinner was beautiful, and the honey glazed parsnips turned out the best ever!

Did you have turkey?
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 25 Dec 2014, 20:28

yes,
the roast spuds were poor.
fresh is best..we did not have sprouts but everthing else ,
Parsnips, beetroot and cranberry sauce are a must...
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 25 Dec 2014, 20:32

did you have any game?
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 Dec 2014, 20:57

We didn't have any beetroot, but we had cranberry sauce for those who wanted it. Two people weren't allowed, because they're on blood thinning drugs, but it was fine for most. I also did bread sauce (which I don't like), and we had an array of mustards, plus the gravy of course.

No, we didn't have game for Christmas dinner, but that comes later today. We just had turkey and ham yesterday, with masses of different veg. I made the roast potatoes and parsnips myself. Lovely.
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 26 Dec 2014, 14:53

and cauliflower cheese,
delicious..
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 26 Dec 2014, 18:50

I don't do that for Christmas dinner! Ugh - gravy over cheese???
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Postby Tomsk » 26 Dec 2014, 19:18

we don#t pour gravy over cauliflower cheese but on the meat and veg...duh!
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 26 Dec 2014, 19:21

What a mess! How can you have half the plate with gravy on it, and cheese on the other bit? It'd all mix in together! Oh blimey T, that's put me off my liqueur coffee now!!
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 26 Dec 2014, 19:37

:lmao4: :cool2: :tiptoe:
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 26 Dec 2014, 19:43

:lol:

Do you have cauliflower cheese on your Xmas dinner then??? :yogurt:
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 26 Dec 2014, 19:51

DUH!!!
Yes, I just said that ...(give me strength..)
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 26 Dec 2014, 19:58

Duh!! No you didn't.

You asked if we had any game ... and cauliflower cheese. If you meant YOU had it - fine, if that's what you like. I just like doing traditional Xmas dinners.

I don't mind cauliflower cheese as a separate meal though.
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Tomsk » 26 Dec 2014, 23:02

:lmao1: Ok then!
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 27 Dec 2014, 13:22

Btw, I made some of those Christmas Balls, decorated them with icing and a sprig of plastic holly on each one, and they were superb!! They all got eaten.
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Postby Tomsk » 27 Dec 2014, 18:18

I'm not surprised as they look delicious..
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Re: Christmas balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 27 Dec 2014, 19:17

Yummy. Now I have some Jaffa Cakes .....
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