Christmas Treats

Uploaded: 29 November, 2023

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Introduction

Spicy Sausage Puffs

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Gingerbread Treats

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 8 – 10 mins

Ingredients - Serves:

Spicy Sausage Puffs

Flour (for rolling pastry)
1-2 sheets of puff pastry (thawed) – make sure you
have enough to cover a 10” x 15” rectangle
230g of diced salami/pepperoni or a spicy meat of choice
3 tbsp of marmalade 1 tbsp of French mustard
Parmesan, grated for garnish

 

Gingerbread Treats

340g Plain flour
115g Softened butter (unsalted)
100g Soft brown sugar
190g Golden syrup
2 tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

Method

Spicy Sausage Puffs
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºc.
2. Flour the work surface and place the puff pastry on top and cut into 24 squares.
3. Press the squares into a muffin style baking pan (leaving the corners sticking up and flared out).
4. Mix the meat, marmalade and mustard together in a bowl and spoon 1 tbsp into each pastry cup.
5. Cook for 15 mins or until the pastry is a nice golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 mins and then sprinkle with the Parmesan and enjoy.

 

 

Gingerbread Treats
1. Preheat the oven to 190°c.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and butter, until light and creamy. Add the golden syrup and sift in the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda.
3. Mix until a rough crumb begins to form then work the mixture into a smooth dough using your hands. Put the dough in the fridge for 10 minutes or until firm.
4. Then, roll out the dough between two sheets of cling film/non-stick baking parchment, ¼ inch thick. Cut out your desired shapes onto a non-stick baking sheet.
5. Pop them in the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool for a couple of minutes before putting them on a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with icing.