Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

Christmas sweet treats

…was the theme of the cooking class I attended last night. It was great fun, but crikey, I was all sweeted out at the end of it! The young chef who really made our evening a whole lotta fun, demonstrated a chocolate fruit cake, gingerbread and rum butter, mince pie roulade, a deconstructed trifle and of course there had to be a christmassy tipple – a poinsettia. All divine and delicious! I can see that tipple soothing a lot of the Christmas stresses…

Of everything I really enjoyed the chocolate fruit cake – unctuous, moist and decadent, richness that almost made your teeth curl, it was dark and gorgeous!

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(if you’re nice to me, I might share my recipes…)


  Alexandra wrote @

All sounds divine, recipes please 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  charliesbird wrote @

Ok, the Chocolate Christmas cake is Nigellas – I’m sure you will find it on line, the Mince pie roulade was literally – a sheet of puff pastry, spread with mince (fruit mince that is) and then roll up, cut in slices and glaze with warmed up honey, bake at 180, until they are done and delicious looking!
Rum butter – I will check the quantities, and the gingerbread.
The cocktail was a bottle of prosecco (or other dry MCC) 1/2 cup of contrieau, and about 1/2 litre of cranberry juice. Yum!

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