Christmas Sugar Cheer

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What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than sharing some festive Christmas sugar cheer. Our sugar project; prepare some Christmas treats to see around thirty smiling faces.

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With so many ‘little’ treats to choose from we short listed some of our favourites, and created a couple of our own. The main feature, a ‘Pandoro’ Christmas Tree.

Pandoro (pan d’oro) is a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread most popular around Christmas and New Year . Typically a Veronese (someone or something from Verona, Italy) product, pandoro is traditionally shaped like a frustum with an 8 pointed-star section. Cut crossways it’s shaped like a star, and then layered usually with Chantilly cream, custard or even ice-cream.

It is often served dusted with vanilla scented icing sugar made to resemble the snowy peaks of the Italian Alps during Christmas.

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Ours was filled with fresh whipped cream, cherry syrup jam and cherries (tinned). Decorated on top with fresh cherries and puff pastry reindeers and snowflakes sprinkled with icing sugar.

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These pastries are based on cream horns, see details here. Cutting an oval base and two sizes of puff pastry snowflakes, coated with egg wash and sugar and baked in a moderate oven until golden. Layered with fresh whipped cream and cherry jam.

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Love sharing the Christmas Sugar Cheer…Happy Baking!

Yvette…x

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    • …the platters were empty and feedback was great. So the Christmas Sugar Cheer was passed on! I didn’t have a try, but know fresh whipped cream and cherries sprinkled with all that icing sugar snow would be a ‘sweet’ treat!

  1. Oh, My Goodness! That looks positively gorgeously delicious!…is that a possible thing? The whipped cream looks and sounds sooo good among that star tree sugar wonderland!

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