I cheated on the pastry, buying pre-made as while M loves making it, she also enjoys handling it and working it a lot, sadly to the point that the pastry becomes impossible to work. I managed to roll the pastry myself, prepared the mincemeat by adding chopped apple to shop bought and M filled the pies and decorated them.
It was a successful compromise, with both pies and jam tarts turning out well. No photo's I'm afraid, as I forgot!
We made chocolate truffles using this recipe and they turned out very yummy. M enjoyed making these, the ganache was easy enough to do but I left it in the fridge for a few hours and it came out very hard, which made rolling it into balls a bit difficult. For this reason our truffles look a bit rough, but this didn't detract from the taste.
|Chocolate truffles - surprisingly easy to make.|
|A ballerina, a queen and a king (rather than three kings)|
|A Christmas wreath|
|M tackles the problem of how exactly do you glue tinsel?|
|A tutu for M|
|Mittens - colour chosen by M|
Happy New Year!