This week Michelle Darmody shows you how to make some bite-sized nibble for the Christmas season, including brownies, sausage roll bites and stollen buns.
In our house, Christmas Eve is spent putting the finishing touches to trays of mince pies, boiling the ham, and rolling lines of sausage rolls, for those in between snacks that people warn you against at all other times of the year. These days tend to involve endless snacking and nibbling on all of the Christmas goodies that we have stocked up on in previous days.
Every year, to my mother’s consternation, the ham gets devoured by someone arriving home late on the eve of Christmas and I have to patch it up with extra glaze.
Brownies are a relatively low commitment if you are deciding to bake during the holidays. They are something that children can help to make, you do not need to whip and whisk to get air into the recipe and you do not need a mixer of any kind, a wooden spoon and large bowl will do.
I have always enjoyed stollen loafs, they are a bready alternative to a Christmas pudding or mince pie.
The recipe here is for stollen buns rather than the more typical larger loaf, they can also be made in smaller bite size pieces that work well for sweet Christmas canapés.
Sausage roll bites
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