Amazingly, despite the frenetic nature of the festive period, fourteen of us have participated in this month’s challenge. Thank you all for taking the time to participate. Well I did say I was looking for something a bit challenging for December, but I hadn’t realised quite how difficult it was going to be for some of you. I now know that dates are not everyone’s favourite ingredient, so that makes some of these entries even more impressive. For the date lovers amongst you, there are some lovely festive treats to be found here. I would certainly have been happy with any (all) of these on my Christmas table. Once again, I am amazed by the diversity of what people have come up with.
Please do follow the links and take a look at the recipes everyone has put together on their blogs. Comments are always appreciated.
Chele will be posting the next We Should Cocoa challenge on the Chocolate Teapot on 1 January 2011 – getting the New Year off to an exciting start!
Again, in the order that these were received:
Another first time participant, Snowy from Cookbooks Galore has used dates to give an extra squidginess to her brownies with this recipe for Date and Walnut Brownies.
Helen of Fuss Free Flavours has gone for a complete antidote to the typical over indulgence of December with her Chocolate Date Smoothie.
Unbeknownst to me, Chele of Chocolate Teapot was one of those who was not a date fan. But she womanfully took on the challenge and came up with these superbly decorated Christmas Pudding Cupcakes.
The fruit Christmas cake was not forgotten, BrownieVilleGirl made a Chocolate Christmas Cake that I think I might be making next year.
My entry was a stand in for a classic Christmas Cake – Festive Date and Walnut Cake