For the Shortcrust Pastry Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter and flour until there are no lumps of butter, and a fine crumb consistency is (Christmas Bake Tray)
I think this is a good idea to make mini carrot cakes. Make carrot sheet cake and then cut it with 1 inch round cookie cutter or larger.Stack them, put cream cheese frosting in between the cakes and on top, voila.you get mini carrot cakes!
Once Christmas has passed and you still have lots of confectionaries left, what do you do with it? You can make rocky road by putting them all into a cooking tray and add melted chocolate over the top.
Jo Pratt's picnic recipes: Salmon, dill and creme fraiche tarts
For a bit of savoury.Salmon, dill and creme fraiche tarts Forget soggy sandwiches and limp lettuce. With a little forward planning you can rustle up fresh, zingy salads and delicious cakes and pastries for the ultimate banquet on a blanket.