We’re feeling very festive here in the Traybakes’ household. Little Miss Traybakes decorated our Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already had a few snowfalls. And our mission to introduce mince pies to the Americans continues. It’s mostly been successful too!
So, I thought I’d try to sneak in a quick blog post before Christmas. What to make?! Then I remembered a recipe that Mummy Traybakes first made many years ago for Iced Christmas Pudding. I have no idea where this recipe comes from, but like many of the traybake recipes, it’s probably been passed around for years.
We had our first flurries of snow in the week before Thanksgiving this year. When I’m clearing several inches (hopefully not feet!) of snow off our driveway later in the winter, I shall try to remember the look of sheer joy on Little Miss Traybakes’ face when she saw the sprinkling of flakes outside. It won’t make the snow shoveling any easier but I’m hoping it’ll make me smile!
It’s not the earliest I’ve ever seen snow over here and there certainly wasn’t enough to make even the smallest of snowballs, so I’ve been making snowballs in the kitchen instead.
This traybake was new to me but as Little Miss Traybakes pointed out, it does have a lot of the same ingredients as Fifteens (this unprompted comment made me rather proud – a star baker in the making?!)
These are very sweet but also very delicious. Coconutty, crunchy, filled with sticky marshmallows, and topped with sweet white chocolate, these are definitely not for anyone looking to reduce their sugar consumption! But like most of my other bakes, I cut these into small squares. Everything in moderation!
Ever since I started this blog, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about baking and traybakes and baking traybakes…and after a while, I began to think about making some ‘new’ traybakes (hey, the classics all had to start somewhere!)
Living in the US, we have been introduced to s’mores and they have been a firm favorite in our house ever since – especially with Little Miss Traybakes. For anyone who doesn’t know what a s’more is, you sandwich a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow between two graham crackers (which are more or less like digestives) and then attempt to eat it without getting too much sticky marshmallow all over your face and hands (or is that just Little Miss Traybakes?!)
I recently made Rice Krispie Treats with Little Miss Traybakes using the recipe we found on the cereal box but they weren’t quite the same as the ones I remember Mummy Traybakes making when I was younger. Then I remembered that the traybake from my childhood was made with Highland Toffee to give it extra chewiness. So when I found a recipe containing toffee in one of my traybake recipe books, I knew I had to try to recreate that memory.
This was another reader request.
I had never heard of Mallow Cushions before but this recipe had the right name and the ingredient list sounded the same and the end result was rather yummy!
But so sticky to work with. Oh, so sticky!