First i made festive biscuits, from the Nigella Lawson recipe on bbc site that is here bit over done but meh
I also made mince pies, well mince crumbles really, to my friends mums recipe I'm sure she wont mind me sharing:
drop vanilla essence
500g self raising flour
icing sugar for dusting
Cream together butter and sugar til smooth add egg and vanilla essence and beat together. Add half the flour and mix. Add remaining flour and work with a fork til breadcrumby, dont over mix. Put a desert spoon of the mix in a paper case the a teaspoonful of mince meat and top with another desert spoon of crumbley mix. Bake in an oven heated to about 180 C for 10 mins til golden brown. Cool then sprinkle with icing sugar.
Since whenever i posted it things are progressing well, possibly the fasted sweater in the world! heres what i have so far: