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The Home-Made Christmas Thread

Started by: kath72
On: 20/10/2018 | 20:15
Replies: 368
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by: pinkcalculator
on: 21/11/2018 | 07:30
Homemade fudge/tablet at our house is a burnt pot lots of shouting and stress 😂
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by: poppy1910
on: 21/11/2018 | 07:31
I make it in my slow cooker lol, one tin condensed milk, 400g cheap milk chocolate ( more expensive chocolate is a bit too oily) 200g mint aero. On low in your slow cooker with the lid off, for 90mins, beating it smooth every 15 mins. Thats for mint aero flavour obviously, but you can change the 200g aero with 200g chocolate orange or matchmakers, or Maltesers etc. Easy peasy lemon squeezy xx
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by: irenahalder
on: 21/11/2018 | 19:02
So intricate! At 10 cm it’s too big to wear as a brooch - is it functional? What a lovely object. I’m not good at making small, detailed things like this.
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by: jimvee288
on: 21/11/2018 | 20:33
My mum used to make xmas deco's with baked dough and fake pressies out of cigarete boxes to adorn the tree lol .
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by: frenchielove
on: 22/11/2018 | 06:53

@jimvee288 We use salt dough to make ornaments and children love making these

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by: kath72
on: 22/11/2018 | 09:29
@poppy1910 I’d never thought of using the slow cooker ... I might give that s go ... beats boiling sugar for 5 minutes

@pinkcalculator let’s just say my attempts at tablet stopped at the first try ... I let the kids buy it at craft fairs and sales instead 😂😂

@jimvee I’ve used salt dough for various things (including a model Viking village ... dont ask! ) I don’t have any tree decorations ... yet!
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by: kath72
on: 22/11/2018 | 09:35

@pinks29 thanks for the plate inspiration. I picked up some of the tempered glass ones in ikea for 50p each and dug our my ceramic pens.  These will be handwashable and so much nicer than a box for baking for friends and colleagues! 

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by: frenchielove
on: 22/11/2018 | 09:48

Loving those plates @kath72 this is the sort of thing I make with salt dough, but you could make Christmas trees, all sorts, I know this isn’t Christmasy, just to show you 

 

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by: kath72
on: 22/11/2018 | 09:52
Oooh that’s pretty @frenchielove ... and very delicate

Just thinking, could you icing cutters on the dough, how much does it expand when baked?
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by: frenchielove
on: 22/11/2018 | 10:22 edited: 22/11/2018 | 10:24

You could use pastry shapes @kath72 I don’t bake mine, I let it air dry 

 

https://rainydaymum.co.uk/classic-salt-dough-recipe/

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