Friday, 11 December 2009

Sweet Treats Blog Hop



Hello Blogger's


Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! They have whipped up some treats in their kitchens and their stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!


Welcome to the Sweet Treats Blog Hop. Do you cook up a storm at Christmas? It's part of the tradition really isn't it..... Here of course it's also our Summer with holidays at the beach to look forward to. Seafood and salads are the order of the day and all the stone fruit are available, mango's, peaches, cherries. Trouble is I was brought up in the UK where we had Hot Lunches of Turkey, Pork followed by steaming Christmas Pudding and custard, fruit mince pies with brandy butter!!!!! I'm torn every year, this year we're going away so someone else gets to do the cooking and I'll be happy with whatever is served.

I thought for my treat I'd go with a very traditional Aussie favourite and chose Anzac Biscuits....never a cookie these are biscuits. This is the recipe a neighbour gave me when we first arrived in Sydney. She suggested I make them for an Australia Day picnic but they are so good I make them much more often!


I decorated a presentation box for these cookies so they could be given as a thank you or taken as a gift when you call into friends over the holidays.


I've used digi paper from Theresa Momber available here. Don't you just love digi stuff, stored on your computer to print whenever you need it..... I do.
The stripe and dots were printed onto GKD Layering weight card. The gold, red and lace punched card are all from scraps.

The biscuits are sealed into a cellophane bag to start.

This clear box is, I have to admit, a re cycled box that one of the panel blinds we've just hug came in .... perfect, I just cut it down to the size I needed ! I know Gina sells these containers too, so check out the store here.
I simply made a sleeve to wrap around the base of my box and decorated it with a punched lace border then added the bow. The gold and red tag was stamped with a sentiment from GKD Holiday Hospitality and attached with fine foam tabs.
For the lid I measured the area I needed to cover and added an inch and a quarter all round for the lip. You can also find a template here you might just have to adjust the sizes to fit your box. I used my corner rounder with the guard removed to punch the scalloped edge for my lid.

I had fun decorating the top of my box, I started with a tag cut from a scrap of Rocket Red and using the snowflakes from the same Holiday Hospitality set, stamped them in gold across the tag.
I stamped the bauble twice onto some gold card and cut this out. Adding red and green satin ribbon before adhering the two cut outs back to back. Then a punched snowflake to finish ...... the back is where I'll write my message.
I've used some pretty lace to cross tie over the tag and bauble, adding a small gold bell with some gold thread. To finish I slipped the candy cane under the lace.

Hope you like this gift box, I've made a couple in different sizes, using different card and they are fun as each one looks different finished, oh and they look great lined up on the coffee table!!!

If you're interested in the history of the Anzac Biscuit (and it is interesting) click here.
I'm off to make a cup of coffee and enjoy just one...... while I check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats:


Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!

The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.

Enjoy.........

Edit: I had a question from Nancy asking what to use in place of Golden Syrup - I understand it's not easy to get hold of in the US. Check out this link for some suggestions.

31 comments:

joy said...

I'll invite you for coffee if you will bring your cookies in that beautiful packaging!!!!!

vdutchr said...

I love the way you can really see the treat in your packaging! Wonderful!

resmith said...

These look so good!! Love your packaging.
Thanks,Liz

Lori said...

I love how you packaged your great looking treats!!

JessicaK said...

Way to repurpose that clear box. And the Aussie biscuits look yuuuuumy.

Payne Holler Cards said...

your packaging is so awesome! these "biscuits" look soooooo good!!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh man Sue the packaging is DIVINE and what a way to repurpose! I can't wait to try these biscuits one of these days! THey sound fab.

Melissa Cash said...
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Melissa Cash said...

Okay, lets try this post again! Sue, I love finding new recipes and want to try this one for sure. Your re-purposed packaging is perfect for your treats.

Robyn said...

Yum ! My husband's favourites! And a very cute box too!

Giovana said...

Your recipe looks delicious! I will try it soon.
Your box is adorable.

TFS
God bless
Giovana

Kerrie said...

Your biscuits look yummie ...... you did a fantastic job on the packaging....

jo-in-oz said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, what a lovely gift for some lucky person. The packaging sets the biscuits off a treat, well done. Jo x

Carolina said...

Such an adorable box! Love the topper too, what a great way to finish it off! Happy Friday!

Nancy said...

Do you have a suggested substitute for the golden syrup? Wiki gave honey and corn syrup as substitutes. Would recommend one over the other?

Oh, almost forgot, your packaging for the biscuits is very festive.

Enjoy a warm holiday.

craftieodamae said...

Yum Yum, those look great! I love your packaging! What a great idea for a gift!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Mmmm yummy cooookies!! And a PERFECT package....love the sneak peek of the treats!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Gotta love ANZAC Bikkies!!! Your presentation box is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! :)

Dawn said...

Sue, your Biscuits sound wonderful! beautiful packaging too!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, yummy biscuits!!! I love how they fit so perfectly in your beautiful box!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your biscuits look delicious, Sue! You created such a beautiful box for them! Love how you decorated it!

Patti said...

I shouldn't look at these things before I eat LOL! These look so yummy! I love the way you packaged them!

Cheri said...

WOW, Sue, thanks for sharing such a unique recipe! I will be looking for the "Golden Syrup"....or I may just order some and try these biscuits. They really look yummy and interesting.

As package was gorgeous. Very nice way to present these biscuits.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I will now be on a mission to find "Golden Syrup", these sound delicious. I love your box you made, the embellishments on the top are fantastic.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW! these biscuits look yummy!! and the biscuit box is just wonderful!!

Lagene said...

Beautiful box! Looking forward to making your biscuits!

redwasher1 said...

I love how you did the packaging and the recipe looks yummy!!

Jennie said...

I just love your presentation! Beautiful job and tasty looking treats!

Deb said...

Mmm! These look so delicious! I absolutely LOVE your box! That beautiful shiny ornament, the lace, scallops and candy cane make it perfectly wonderful! Like visions of sugarplums! ;)

tlgirl353 said...

What a lovely job you did on this one. Now, I will start my search for Golden Syrup. You have peaked my interest!

Donna said...

sweet box for your cookies!!