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#1 purpleblackqueen

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

I was thinking that I need to start making some of this lot today, but my mum, who is staying says wait until Christmas eve. So when would you start:

Cookies
White Xmas
Rocky Road
WHite Choc and Lemon Truffles
Christmas Brownies
Christmas BAlls
Choc Conut Chridtmas BAlls
Apricot Balls
Christmas Cupcakes
Shortbread
WHite Choc Festive Fudge
Shimmering Star Biscuits


I will also need to Marzipan and Iee the Christmas Cake and make 3 Jellies

#2 imamumto3

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:12 AM

I would make the all from now or already have them made and in the fridge or in air tight containers.  problem is then trying not to eat them, maybe that is what your mum is worried about  biggrin.gif

also, can I come to your house for Christmas, they all sound delicious

#3 scarfie

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:13 AM

I would definitely make a start on some of that today.  Lots of it can be made and stored in an air tight container and still be fresh on Christmas Day.


#4 Zahhy

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

I'm only making Rocky Road, Gingerbread and Shortbread, and I am going to start today hopefully - as long as IGA has the chocolate for the Rocky Road, I bought the wrong sort when I did the groceries the other day and now have 3 blocks of dark cooking chocolate when I needed milk chocolate  ddoh.gif

#5 ~TSC~

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

I have already made fudge, rocky road, 1 batch of gingerbread and choc truffles (these freeze well)

#6 2anewme

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:46 AM

Wow - I'm coming to yours!

I would start making today...

Do you use normal chocolate or cooking chocolate for rocky road?

#7 3 boys + 1 girl

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

Hi, I made some of these yesterday and have just put them in an airtight container in the fridge.  
The rest of my baking I'm doing today.

#8 3 boys + 1 girl

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

Hi, I made some of these yesterday and have just put them in an airtight container in the fridge.  
The rest of my baking I'm doing today.

#9 imamumto3

Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE (2anewme @ 22/12/2012, 07:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow - I'm coming to yours!

I would start making today...

Do you use normal chocolate or cooking chocolate for rocky road?

I use good cooking chocolate 1/2 milk and 1/2 dark

#10 Freddie'sMum

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:46 AM

I would NOT leave all of that to do on Christmas Eve.

Stuff like shortbread is more than fine to make 2 or 3 days in advance.

I would get started sooner rather than later.



#11 HubbaBubbaMumma

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:50 AM

Crap, with a list like that to bake, I would have started last week!

Good luck in getting it all completed.

#12 Jax12

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE (Tonberry @ 22/12/2012, 04:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm only making Rocky Road, Gingerbread and Shortbread, and I am going to start today hopefully - as long as IGA has the chocolate for the Rocky Road, I bought the wrong sort when I did the groceries the other day and now have 3 blocks of dark cooking chocolate when I needed milk chocolate  ddoh.gif

Have you still got the receipt?  Even without it you might be able to swap them?  You never know...or you'll just have to make something gooey and rich with it...tough break!

I would definitely start now.  That's a big job.

#13 Canberra Chick

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

I'd start today. Virtually all of that will keep for days and days.

#14 Flaxen

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

I would definately start earlier.
I have no idea about your entertaining situation, but holy moly, thats a lot of food!


#15 1miss2littlemen

Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

I would start now original.gif that is a BIG list and you need to wash dishes and things like that in between to make them making them all on the day would be crazy and possably burn you out hahhaah.
I would definatly be starting now

#16 Funwith3

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

Every if I had no kids to look after, no washing to do, nothing else at all, I would NEVER get all of that baked in just one evening. A lot of your baking will just keep in the cupboard or fridge. The only thing that I would do xmas eve are the cupcakes.

Just out of interest, why on earth would your mum tell you to do it Xmas eve!?

#17 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Yep, definitely get at least half done today.

Just out of curiosity- why are you making so many different things?

#18 purpleblackqueen

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

QUOTE (Funwith3 @ 22/12/2012, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every if I had no kids to look after, no washing to do, nothing else at all, I would NEVER get all of that baked in just one evening. A lot of your baking will just keep in the cupboard or fridge. The only thing that I would do xmas eve are the cupcakes.

Just out of interest, why on earth would your mum tell you to do it Xmas eve!?



Because she leaves everything to the last minute. She also can't help.

#19 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

I would start today too. We are off to the supermarket soon to get all out cooking stuff to do it this afternoon.

#20 Peanut

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

I'd probably suggest to your Mum you might make a start "just because you have the time"!

Slight hijacking of your thread OP, sorry!

Never made Rocky Road before but it looks easy.  Do you guys use full sized marshmallows or mini's and what could you substitute the glace cherries with?  Thinking of making it for the kids in the family.

#21 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (Peanut @ 22/12/2012, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Slight hijacking of your thread OP, sorry!

Never made Rocky Road before but it looks easy.  Do you guys use full sized marshmallows or mini's and what could you substitute the glace cherries with?  Thinking of making it for the kids in the family.


I use mini marshmallows and lolly raspberries. Kids love it!

#22 Coffeegirl

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

We use red raspberry lollies instead of the red glace cherries and cut the large marshmallows in half.  The minis are twice the price!

#23 Fr0g

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

Start today!.... And I would honestly halve the variety and double the quantities if you really have dozens to satisfy!

#24 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

QUOTE (Peanut @ 22/12/2012, 09:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd probably suggest to your Mum you might make a start "just because you have the time"!

Slight hijacking of your thread OP, sorry!

Never made Rocky Road before but it looks easy.  Do you guys use full sized marshmallows or mini's and what could you substitute the glace cherries with?  Thinking of making it for the kids in the family.


I cut full sized marshmallows and use Natural Confectionary lollies, chopped up.

#25 Peanut

Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

That's a good tip Coffeegirl & Swahili, I suppose the finished RR gets cut up anyway so you'd never know!

I've rummaged through the cupboard and found a packet of Starburst Berries & Cream.  Reckon they would work?

Edited by Peanut, 22 December 2012 - 08:40 AM.





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