Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas cookery

On Friday I baked. I made many, many mince pies. (The Doctor could live on mince pies, or so he says.)

I've always made my own mince pies (with my own homemade mincemeat, too), but last year I came across a variation that was completely new to me. Pastry case, layer of mincemeat, then sponge cake on top:




Oh my! YUM! This is my new favourite mince pie recipe :-)




The recipe paper from Shimelle's kit was perfect for this page. I also added a leftover strip of the paper from Day 1, edged with my Threading Water punch. The background is a lightly textured off-white cardstock. I stapled a scrap of crocheted lace (also from the kit) to an Elle's Studio number, and the title was formed from one of the flash cards which was printed with the word 'Christmas'. My first idea was to stamp the word 'cookery' but I didn't like the effect, so I trimmed that bit off (you can just see a smidge of the ink on the bottom edge of the card, but pretend you can't, huh?!) and added rub-ons instead.



A quick and easy page to try to catch up a bit - the days only get busier.... How are your Christmas preparations going? And/or your JYC or December Daily? Starting to panic yet?!

12 comments:

Amy said...

No panic .... yet!
I've always been a bit 'take it or leave it' when it comes to mince pies - but, with sponge on the top - yes please!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Gorgeous page... and mince pies! Yum!

Sian said...

Oh yum! I love mince pies and these would make a nice change. I might give them a go!

debs14 said...

I don't even like mince pies but these look gorgeous and I've just added 'jar of mincemeat' to my shopping list for tomorrow!
I'm going to be big as a house by Christmas, I can tell. Still, it's only once a year eh?!

Lizzie said...

Yum, sounds lovely! I may have to try these... and some jam or apple ones for the boys (who don't like mincemeat, shock, horror...all the more for me!)

Love the page. Can't spot the ink. The different fonts all go together so well and the whole thing is really well laid out. Looks great, even if it was a "quick fix" one!

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh yummy, off to try the pies out.
jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

The mince pies look delish...my fave ones are Nigella Lawson's cranberry ones....to die for.
Am behind with JYC....but on task with everything else...I think!!

Rachel said...

Mince pies look yum. Love your layout.

mise said...

No panic at all! I've already eaten so many mince pies that I have that cosy post-Christmas feeling. I'll try your sponge-topped variety next.

Liberty :) said...

Another great page! I am behind! I have lost my "real" mojo so going digi for a few days until the other mojo turns up! :)

Clair said...

Save me a mince pie? :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thanks so much for dropping by & for your lovely comment!

Those mince pies look yummy...kinda remind me of the bakewell tartlets my Mum used to make!! May have to get baking myself!!

I'm afraid I've fallen behind with JYC since Friday...a headcold, work & the need to stay ahead of Christmas preparations have got in the way...but hey! No stress!!:)