It is the Festive Season and for this time of year, I always love to try new recipes as well as traditional recipes. In my post, Festive baking reminds me of my Mum, I wrote about memories of growing up and Mum making the Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding.
I’ve made them again this year and kept the tradition going. This year I’ve found some new Festive Season Baking ideas and I’ve shared the links to the recipes below.
New Festive Season Baking Ideas in 2022
Please note: I like to call myself a ‘rustic chef’ so my efforts may not be perfect to look at but they do taste good.
I used the Paul Hollywood Recipe and I’ve shared the link below . I was pretty proud of the pastry results. I also bought the Fruit Mince already made which saved some time and made mini versions rather than in a muffin pan.
Salame di Cioccolato (Chocolate Salami)
This is a traditional Italian/European recipe which I had not heard of before. It was so easy to make and tasted delicious. I’ve included the link below from Pretty, Simple, Sweet which I used for the recipe. I used the same biscotti as I used in the Baked Ricotta Cheesecake.
Baked Ricotta Cheesecake
For the biscuit base I used some Biscotti which were flavoured with Amaretto. I decided to cut back on the calories and used light cream cheese and light ricotta ad even though the recipe suggested I should use the full cream versions mine tasted yummy. In fact, at our family gathering everyone wanted seconds.
This is the recipe I used and then I cut out the centre to make a wreath and decorated (or over did it really) with fruit around the wreath and in the centre. The centre piece of the cheesecake which I removed I cut into smaller pieces.