This is a perfect treat for dessert on Christmas Day.
Makes six mini pies
1 sheet of puff pastry
Butter for greasing muffin pan
1/2 a cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of water
Sprig of rosemary
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Milk for glazing
Preheat oven 180°C. Grease muffin pan with butter. Thaw puff pastry. You will need something to make a round shape, a cookie cutter or a glass. Cut out six circles of pastry and push them into your muffin pan. Place in the oven for 15 mins or until the pastry is puffed. Take out of the oven and let settle.
To make pie filling, put water, diced pear, brown sugar and rosemary into a small saucepan on a low – medium heat. Stir regularly. Cook until the pear is soft and sugar syrupy.
Spoon pie filling into the base of your pies. Create a lid for the pies with the left over puff pastry. I made a criss cross pattern. Glaze pastry with milk.
Put pies into the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until pastry has puffed and golden brown.
Serve with extra rosemary and honey-sweetened Greek yogurt.
Heart shape cookie cutter
Step One: Take your white card and draw twelve hearts using a heart cookie cutter or something that will give you a heart shape.
Step Two: Cut out the hearts.
Step Three: Write on your hearts with the red marker. I used a typewriter font from my computer and traced it onto my hearts.
The words are: a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three french hens, four colly birds, five golden rings, six geese-a-laying, seven swans-a-swimming, eight maids-a-milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords-a-leaping, eleven pipers piping, twelve drummers drumming.
Step Four: To get the right length of string, lay out your twelve hearts on the floor and position how far apart you would like them. Measure your string and cut!
Step Five: Now tape the string to the back of the hearts and your done!
Here’s a little Christmas idea to brighten your home.
All you have to do is wrap up fairy lights in a ball shape and
place around as a Christmas decoration.
Cut two pieces of paper the same size.
Put the two pieces of paper together so you don’t have to do things twice. Concertina the paper till you reach the end.
Then cut any kind of pattern you like.
Separate the pieces and fold them in half.
Where the fold meets on the inside glue on both sides and stick together. Do this to both pieces of paper.
Glue one piece to the other, on both sides, so that it creates a circle.
Add the ribbon to any of the holes you have created. You can then hang it on the branches in the vase.