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Gingerbread Santa Hats


Festive, cute, bite-sized, and most importantly quick, these are a real Christmas star to serve. 

Empty your ingredients for a basic sponge into a bowl.
If you don't have a go-to sponge recipe use 150g (6oz) self-raising flour, 150g caster sugar, 150g butter and 2 eggs. 


Add to that a heaped tablespoon of ginger & a (little less) heaped tablespoon of mixed spice, cinnamon & a grating of nutmeg. 

Then however many eggs your sponge recipe requires. I used one egg, but if you're following the 6oz-6oz-6oz recipe then you need 2 eggs & a splash of milk. 



Whisk/Beat/Stir the cake batter together. 



And bake! 



Whilst they cool, you want to make Santa's hats...
Chop the stalks off a handful of strawberries and whip up half a tub (about 150ml) of double cream & add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence. 

Grab a circular cookie cutter or improvise (mine broke half way through cutting and I ended up using a metal napkin holder!) 



In the centre of each cake bite, pipe a small circle of cream then stick a strawberry on top. 
Pipe around the edges and delicately dollop a dab of cream to complete the hat.

See, told you it was quick & easy. 
Happy Christmas Eve Eve!! (this exists right?)  


8 comments:

  1. Very cute! And needless to say, very delicious too

    Merry Christmas!

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

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  2. This is actually so neat, and it looks much too impressive. The photography is astounding and the instructions are so simple. Needless to say your food posts are the bomb!

    LUCID STARS

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  3. This is just adorable! And they look delicious. Great idea!
    Lisa | c/oMKE

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    1. thanks for commenting Lisa!

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  4. Awww so cute and yummy! Perfect for the holiday season! :)

    REAlity Bites

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