Let’s bake Christmas gifts! Festive fun with Ladybird and friends

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Welcome to the Ladybird Christmas podcast!

We have teamed up with our friends at The Happy Foodie to bring you the Ladybird Christmas podcast, full of festive recipes, tips and the chance to win fantastic prizes!

In the first episode, listen to Chef Marika Gauci share her recipe for Chocolate Mince Pies. This is a delicious twist on a traditional mince pie and great to bake with children as gifts for family, teachers or friends. For more of Marika’s  recipes, take a look at her book Little Book of Pies.  There are also some excellent cooking tips for baking with little ones from BBC2 radio presenter Jo Whiley, plus storytime with The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Listen to the first episode

Here’s the recipe, which you can also download and print

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Download Marika’s Sweet Shortcrust Chocolate Pastry Recipe

Competition Time!

Head to The Happy Foodie for a chance to win a KitchenAid Mixer a copy of Marika’s Little Book of Pies, plus a lovely bundle of Ladybird Books!

And…just before you go, here’s a lovely video of Marika and her daughter, busy in the kitchen, making chocolate mince pies and wrapping them up as gifts.

 

[CHRISTMAS GIFTS (CHOCOLATE MINCE PIES BAKED BY MARIKA GAUCI) Ladybird Christmas Podcast Episode 1]

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