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  • *intro song playing*

  • Hello everybody! Welcome back to my kitchen

  • I know you love when I do baking

  • I know you love it even more when I do quick and easy treats

  • So today I am gonna show you how I created

  • five very quick, very easy things that you can do

  • if you're having a Christmas party or you're having

  • your friends around or you can pick and choose a couple

  • of your favourites to treat yourself on a cold, miserable

  • winter's day

  • So let's get started!

  • The first treat I'm gonna be chatting you trough

  • are some chocolate orange cookies

  • Now, I am using my lovely friend Tanya Burr's recipe

  • but instead of Daim bars I am adding tiny little

  • Terry's Chocolate Orange Segments which are flipping delicious

  • First thing you're gonna wanna do is put 200 grams of

  • unsalted butter at room temperature in a bowl

  • Next thing you want to add is 300 grams of caster sugar

  • Sounds like a lot, is a lot

  • obiviously eat these in moderation

  • And then using my trusty hand whisk

  • I'm gonna cream this together until it's really

  • soft and fluffy

  • Next you need to crack in one medium sized egg

  • and beat that in

  • If you don't have a hand whisk

  • ask for one for Christmas because

  • it honestly is just the best thing

  • Now it's time to add in all your dry ingredients

  • So we have 275 grams of self-rising flour

  • and 75 grams of cocoa powder

  • And then you also want to add a little bit of milk

  • just until you feel like the consistency isn't as dry

  • And back to whisk

  • Now all your ingredients are combined

  • and you have cookie dough

  • It's time to add your chocolate

  • I like to use Milkybar

  • I feel like if you're not the biggest fan of white chocolate

  • it really doesn't matter in these

  • because it just works

  • Generally I don't really eat white chocolate on its own

  • but in these cookies it's amazing

  • And then I'm gonna add a bit of Dairy Milk

  • And then my little segments of Terry's Chocolate Orange

  • This is essentially like

  • cholesterol in a bowl

  • These cookies are not for the faint hearted

  • okay, it's all I'm saying

  • Once you've combined everything together

  • on your baking trays lined with some baking sheet

  • you just want to grab a big old handful

  • Now I actually do put a lot

  • into one cookie

  • I'm not too sure if Tan is watching this

  • She might say I make them too big

  • but I quite like them like this

  • And just gonna shove a little orange segment

  • in the top of that one

  • Ooh, that's gonna be a good one

  • Once you've got them all lined out

  • on your baking tray

  • depending on the size that you wanna go for

  • I've gone to quite big so I've got seven out of that

  • But if you wanna go smaller you'll get a couple more

  • You want to pop them in a pre-heated oven

  • at 200 degrees celcius

  • for ten to eleven minutes

  • One thing that will confuse you a lot

  • is that they won't look baked

  • Take them out, it's absolutely fine

  • and then leave them to set on the side

  • for thirty minutes

  • before tucking into them

  • The second treat are very easy

  • very straightforward

  • gingerbread truffles

  • Now, I absolutely love gingerbread all year round

  • but I feel like this video would not be

  • a Christmas Treats video

  • if I didn't have some gingerbread in it

  • First thing you are going to want to do

  • is get an entire pack of gingernut biscuits

  • And using a blender or a processer

  • or something that is going to crush these

  • into very very fine breadcrumbs

  • you're gonna want to pop those all in there

  • This looks like it's sponsored by Nutribullet

  • It isn't

  • Now that you have a bowl

  • full of very fine gingerbread crumbs

  • you need to get yourself some cream cheese

  • and using a spoon you simply want to spoon in

  • a generous dollop

  • You wanna mix this together until you reach

  • the perfect consistency

  • So you want it so that as you roll it

  • it just forms a ball

  • You don't wanna make it too wet with the cream cheese

  • so you have to be quite careful with this bit

  • This is really messy

  • and very sticky

  • Tastes delicious though!

  • You now want to bring together

  • the mixture

  • and make small balls

  • like so

  • and pop them down on a tray with a baking sheet

  • Feel free to make these any size you want by the way

  • I like them kind of generously mouth-sized

  • so you can pop the whole thing in if you wanted to

  • if you are feeling daring

  • or you can bite it in half

  • and then you've got more in one

  • Now you want to pop these in the freezer

  • for thirty minutes

  • just so they go hard

  • Now that your little cheesecake balls have

  • hardened in the freezer

  • it is time

  • to dip them in melted white chocolate

  • which I have just melted

  • this isn't just something you can buy unfortunately

  • We would all love that

  • So, using a cocktail stick

  • you want to stick it into your ball

  • as far in as you can go

  • but don't go too far because then it will

  • come out the other end

  • And you simply want to

  • twist it in the chocolate

  • making sure to coat

  • every little bit

  • Once you've coated just tap it on the side of the bowl

  • and gently spin it

  • just to get off any excess chocolate

  • And then place it down on the paper

  • And you have to decorate it now

  • because they've been frozen

  • the chocolate sets quite quickly

  • So I'm using some chocolate sprinkles

  • and popping those on the top

  • So I've done four of them with the chocolate sprinkles

  • but the other remaining four

  • I'm gonna do slightly differently

  • So I'm gonna do what I did before

  • and coat them in the chocolate

  • and we're just gonna leave them there

  • Now with the last four I am just going to use

  • a squeezey tube of chocolate icing

  • and I'm gonna do some decorating

  • Like something from Thorntons

  • And there you go

  • That is your completed gingerbread cheesecake truffles

  • These next treats are Christmas tree brownies

  • which I saw on Pinterest and I just had to

  • give them a go because they looked amazing

  • First thing you need to do is to pre-heat your oven

  • to a 170 degrees celcius

  • and grease and line a brownie tin

  • though I have that already

  • Also, I'm using a brownie mix from a box

  • which I know some people won't wanna do

  • and that's fine if you can find the recipe

  • or you can make really kick-ass brownies

  • then you can use your own

  • But because I wanted to make this quite quick and easy

  • and actually the fun is in the decorating

  • I'm using trusty Betty Crocker today

  • So, you wanna do the really hard task of

  • emptying the bag into a bowl

  • Be careful

  • this could go very wrong

  • This is where I now open the bag

  • and it goes everywhere and actually does go wrong

  • Okay, there we go

  • Next thing you want to do is add

  • three tablespoons of vegetable oil,

  • five taplespoons of water

  • and one medium egg

  • And then all that's left for you to do

  • is mix that together

  • Then you literally wanna pour this into you baking tin

  • This then needs to go into the oven

  • for twenty to twenty-five minutes

  • Once your brownie has completely cooled down

  • Oops

  • You wanna take it out

  • of your tin

  • and peel it off

  • Then you want to cut your brownie

  • into Christmas tree shaped triangles

  • Once you have cut out your triangles from your brownie

  • it is time to make some very green

  • Christmas tree icing

  • And you can of course make this from a scratch

  • if you want to

  • but because we're trying to do this really quick and easy

  • and I've got all my guests arriving very soon

  • I'm going to use some more

  • Betty Crocker vanilla icing

  • And no, this video is not sponsored by Betty Crocker

  • So I'm gonna spoon that into a bowl

  • I'm then gonna add some Americolor electric green

  • You can get green food colouring

  • it's probably better to use a gel

  • I really like these, I got these on eBay

  • just because I feel like the American colours are really

  • actually very vibrant and that's exactly what I want

  • And then using our trusty food bag

  • we're gonna spoon the icing in

  • Twist it for your makeshift icing bag

  • and then snip off the corner

  • Now, you can snip off quite a big bit if you want your

  • Christmas tree swirls to be quite

  • wide and take up quite a lot of the brownie

  • or you can trim off a really tiny bit

  • I'm gonna go for a tiny bit on these ones

  • And then you just want to start at the top

  • and work your way down to the bottom

  • So now that you've done your little Christmas tree wiggles

  • it's time to decorate

  • So I have these, some gold and silver and white stars

  • I'm gonna sprinkle some of these on

  • Now, this bit is quite difficult

  • You want some stalks for your Christmas tree

  • So, we're gonna break some mini candy canes

  • where they bend

  • because we don't need the bent bit

  • And we're gonna stick it up the bottom

  • of the Christmas tree

  • And there we go

  • Your Christmas tree brownies

  • Yayy!

  • For this next treat I'm gonna show you how to make

  • chocolate rice krispie Christmas puddings

  • These are so cute

  • The first thing you're gonna need to do is

  • put 50 grams of unsalted butter into a sauce pan

  • and melt on low heat

  • You need to add a 180 grams of marshmallows

  • and continue to stir until the marshmallows

  • have fully melted

  • Once the marshmallows have fully melted

  • take them off the heat and add

  • 100 grams of rice krispies and mix together

  • Leave that to the side and then in a bowl

  • over boiling water you need to melt

  • 200 grams of milk chocolate

  • Once you have you rice krispies and marshmallow

  • and your melted chocolate

  • you want to combine the two together

  • All you want to do is simply roll them up

  • into little balls and pop them on a lined baking tin

  • Then you just need to pop this in the fridge

  • to chill for ten minutes