Category "gift"

My kind of Christmas Pudding!

9th October 2014
by M-admin-bakehouse
chocolate, Christmas, gift, Manchester, maries's bakehouse, Urmston, , , , , , , , , ,

Fancy a Malteser and chocolate orange based Christmas pudding treat this festive season?

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It might only be October, but here at Marie’s Bakehouse, we’re getting ready for Christmas! Although I’m quite partial to a spot of Christmas pud, this particular version is a winner every time!
Hidden inside the outer layer of Maltesers is a Terry’s Chocolate orange, and it’s topped with white modelling chocolate and edible holly berries and leaves.
Displayed on a silver board, and inside a Christmas presentation box, it makes an ideal gift or a fabulous edition to a Christmas dessert table!
These beauties are £9 each, or £8 each when three or more are purchased. You can order via email at [email protected], or via my facebook page www.facebook.com/MariesBakehouse.
 
 

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Review of Peppermint Bark Mould from Lakeland

13th December 2013
by M-admin-bakehouse
chocolate, Christmas, gift, homemade, Lakeland, peppermint bark mould, presents, review, , , , , , , , , ,

I love making new things in the kitchen. I get terribly bored doing the same thing over and over again. So an opportunity to play with a new toy is a definite winner. Team that with chocolate, and the fact it’s from Lakeland, a shop that regularly does serious damage to my bank balance, well it’s got to be a win-win situation!!

The Peppermint Bark Mould is incredibly easy to use. It comes with two sections, so you can make two lots at the same time, but do be aware that the instructions on the packet are for one side, not both, so double up if you are making two.
Melt 200g of milk chocolate, and pour half in each side of the mould, making sure it spreads out to all corners. Pop it in the fridge and go and do something else for a bit. Then melt 200g white chocolate and pour on top of the milk chocolate, half on each side. Bash up 4 or 5 candy canes in a plastic bag, and sprinkle the broken pieces on top of the white chocolate. Push it gently into the chocolate and pop it back in the fridge. After an hour it’ll be hard enough to pop out of the mould.

And there you have it! And they fit perfectly in a clear Lakeland presentation/gift bag.
Brilliant for gifts this holiday season!
If you’d like to give it a go yourself, you can buy it here: http://www.lakeland.co.uk/18503/Peppermint-Bark-Mould
I was not paid to write this review, but was sent the mould free of charge. All views are my own.

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