Festive Greetings !
I wanted to spread some Christmas cheer and share a few Instagram photo's with you. I hope you're all ready and enjoying these next few Christmas days. It's no longer just a day anymore is it -- it's an experience, a full season of fun, generosity, partying and let's not forget eating. I'm joining a new gym in the new year that I'm just a little excited about.
So what have I been up too lately?
I've loved decorating my mantle and tree this year.
As well as making handmade Christmas decorations...
Who else has enjoyed a glass or two of wine this Christmas already?
My two beautiful trees.
One of my favourite things I've made this year HAS to be my pretty colourful bauble wreath...
I've also redesigned and made my online Etsy shop look a little more festive for Christmas, as well as offering a 15% discount throughout December on all items for sale.
Have you LIKED my 'Little Photo Hut' Facebook page yet? I'd love it if you stopped by to support me on Facebook too. :-)
OK, I want to leave you with a Christmas gift idea that can be made tomorrow it's THAT simple to make. It's delicious and best of all made with quality chocolate. All kinds of WIN right?
It's a recipe I found a while ago and kept for Christmas, I think it's a Nigella recipe if I'm not mistaken.
Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Xmas Gift
Preparation Time: Less than 30 mins.
Cooking Time: Less than 10 mins.
Makes approx 64 chunks of fudge.
350g/12oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) chopped.
1 x 397g/14oz can condensed milk
pinch of salt
150g/5 1/4 oz unsalted Pistachio nuts, shells removed.
Weigh ingredients and put the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter and salt in to a heavy based pan over a low heat and stir until melted and well combined.
Place the Pistachio nuts into a bag and bash them into small pieces... (approx into quarters)
Add the nuts to the melted chocolate mixture and stir in well until well combined.
Pour the mixture into a 9 inch square tin, spread to the edges.
Refrigerate until set -- will take about 6 hours until set.
Cut into slabs and slice into chunks.
Sterilise a jar, or buy fudge boxes and decorate for a perfect gift.
Tadaahhhh!! The perfect gift... rustic and home made.