Saturday, 28 November 2015

The Snowman™ and The Snowdog Great Festive Bake Off Blog Tour! #SnowmanSnowdog



We had a fantastic opportunity to receive and review some Snowman and the Snowdog products, a popular Christmas item for many families any Christmas! I know I always loved watching it as a child and you can get the chance to again this Christmas with his new companion as the Snowman and the Snowdog will be shown on Channel 4 again this Christmas.


We received a beautiful 'The snowman book' hardback deluxe edition, £12.99 from puffin books. Perfect for story telling and for letting your child's imagination run free, and a chance to reminisce for the parent's too! This would make a wonderful present, or a treat for the family before Christmas if you can't wait until the 25th! A large book as it measure approx 24 x 29cm and is full of illustrations in the style of the original film.


 Unfortunately our chocolate that was sent to review didn't have the best ride in the post by the looks of him! The poor snowman got a little broken!


However here is a photo of him in one piece, and he still tasted delicious as you'd expect from Thornton's chocolate. There is a whole range available on their website and in store.

Now I will admit, I do find it hard to get overly festive until after Sam's birthday on the 9th of Dec as he is the last out of us 4 (we have all 4 of our birthday's between 20th Nov and 9th of Dec!!!), and I will also admit to slightly being a bit bored of baking after my mammoth bake last week, but it was fun none the less and made a yummy pudding for us all!

The boys had a good time making the biscuits, and using our Snowman and Snowdog cutters to make the shapes. We used the recipe on the back of the cookie cutter packaging which was a little sticking to roll so we did have to add a bit extra flour to help. The cookie cutters are great and are available in John Lewis and Party Delights for around £3.


Recipe
350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g butter
175g light brown sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup

Preheat oven to 180C.
Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, mix. 
Add butter, mix, stir in the sugar. 
Lightly beat egg and syrup together and mix with the other ingredients.
Knead dough until smooth and cover and put in the fridge for approx 15mins. 
Roll dough to about 0.5cm thick and cut out shapes. 
Place on baking paper on a tray and cook for around 12-15 mins. 

After they cooled, and we'd finished our dinner I got our icing and decorations out, we each decorated a Snowman and Snowdog and then I let the boys run wild with the rest which they found fantastic- I will admit I can be a tad OCD when baking with kids, I just can't handle it so I think they were enjoying no panicky and fussy mum!
Alex's aged 6
Sam's aged 3 (nearly)

My attempt, we had no black icing so had to improvise which makes them clown like!
The boy's creations together! 
As this is a blogtour it would only be fair to mention who is next, please check out Jenny's blog the-gingerbread-house.co.uk tomorrow for her #SnowmanSnowdog post. Search #SnowmanSnowdog on twitter to find all the posts so far too

4 comments:

  1. Brilliant stuff - I am really enjoying following along with the blog tour. X

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    1. Thanks, yes it's nice to see everyone's entries for it :)

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  2. These look brilliant! It was my fave Christmas film as a child too x
    www.zoeliannex.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, it's definitely a classic!

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