Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Ben and Holly's elf and fairy Party Time #recipes


Last week I told you all about us becoming bloggers for Ben and holly's Little kingdom, This week we have tried out some of the recipe's from Nanny Plums magical cookbook and also added some extras of our own to have our very own magical elf and fairy party.





We made the magic fairy cakes and turned them into mushrooms -

Ingredients: 


  • 100g caster sugar 
  • 100g soft butter 
  • 100g self raising flour 
  • tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • icing sugar and butter edible cake decorations 
  • jam and 12 cake cases


Method;


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC or gas mark 4. 
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy. Now stir in the eggs a little at a time.
  3. Sift the flour, then slowly stir it into the mixture. When it has all been added, divide the mixture between the cake cases.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cakes are golden and firm. Allow them to cool.
  5. cut a small hole in the top of your cakes and fill the space with your favourite jam.
  6. Then cover it up with a piece of cake.
  7. Now decorate your cakes however you like, we decided to turn ours into mushrooms and also made some butterfly cakes with some butter icing as well as some hidden jam.

Ben and Holly's elf and fairy Party Time #recipes


We also made some Gaston the ladybird biscuits, we made our own very simple sweeter version but on the website there is an idea for a savoury ladybird snacks.

Ingredients; 

  • Chocolate Digestive biscuits
  • Butter cream 
  • strawberries 
  • white icing 
  • dark icing pen

Method;

  1. Spread the butter icing on to the biscuit.
  2. Halve and quarter the strawberries and place the quarters onto the biscuit so it looks like the ladybird wings are open.
  3. use a round cutter to make a round piece for the ladybirds head if you don't have a cutter simply just use a knife.
  4. Using the white icing make two round circles on its head for the eyes.
  5. Then using the dark icing pen make the dots for the ladybirds spots and give the eyes two dots in the middle of the white icing to complete Gaston! 
  6. keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Ben and Holly's elf and fairy Party Time #recipes


  We also made some magical fairy wands and some heart shaped biscuits

 Ingredients; 
  • 100g butter.
  • 60g golden caster sugar.
  • 100g plain flour.
  • 60g fine semolina.
  • sugar to sprinkle.


Method;

  1. Pre-heat the oven 150C/300F/gas mark 2.
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl, mix them together until they make a smooth paste.
  3. Sift the flour into the bowl.
  4. Add the semolina then stir the mixture well
  5. When the mixture wont stir anymore use your hands and knead it, the dough will be ready when there are no bits left on the side of the bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the top with flour so the dough don't stick to the side then roll it out with the rolling pin.
  7. Use you biscuit cutter to cut the dough in to shapes.
  8. Lay shapes onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper.
  9. Bake the biscuits for 18-20 minutes.
  10. Then remove from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool.
  11. now is the fun part decorate them anyway you would like you can be as creative as possible the children will love it.
  12. To get the sticks inside the biscuits use a sharp skewer or cocktail stick to make the hole.  


Ben and Holly's elf and fairy Party Time #recipes


We only made the sweeter of the items but there are ideas for savoury snacks as well over on the Ben & Holly website there are also party thank you notes, create your own head dress and lots more all available to download for free! Why not pop over and take a look at the great activities available Here and take a look at Nanny Plums magical cookbook, don't forget you can tweet your ideas using #ElfandFairyparty.


Ben and Holly's elf and fairy Party Time #recipes

Last but not least no don't forget your magic jelly!







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