Saturday, 14 December 2013

Dressing Gown Day 2013 featuring Mini Baileys Cheesecakes

It being very nearly Christmas, this Wednesday saw the return of Dressing Gown Day, a day for an elite group of ladies to take the day off, eat, drink and be merry - whilst wearing their dressing gowns!

A fabulous day was had by all! Despite the fact that a couple of us had to make a quick nip out to accept a delivery on behalf of a friend, school calling to report a sick child, family members being admitted to hospital......we took it all in our stride (the hot chocolate helped!). And how could our spirits be dampened when a rather special person paid us an unexpected visit:

In the words of Buddy the Elf - "Santa! I know him!"

Look at their little faces!
I received a lovely pair of Christmas rubber gloves, beautifully modelled her by number 3 son:

I baked some goodies for us to nibble on during the morning - white chocolate cookies, quick and easy sausage rolls and mini Baileys cheesecakes. I only had to share the recipe about 10 times during the morning so I thought perhaps others might like to know how to make these delicious little morsels.

They're so easy!
You need a pack of shop bought shortcrust pastry, a packet of soft cream cheese, 3 tbsp icing sugar and as much baileys as you want to taste.
Using a mini muffin pan (I have a Pampered Chef one) make pastry shells. I haven't made these cheesecakes for a while so learned a valuable lesson myself: next time, I'm going to put a baking bean in each one whilst they are cooking because they do tend to rise up in the middle a bit. When the shells are cooked, leave them to cool. Meanwhile, make the filling - mix the cheese and icing sugar together, and then mix in Baileys till you have the required taste. All that is left is to pipe the filling into the shells. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture before they were gobbled up but I'm sure you get the idea!

I'll be linking up with Handmade Monday - the penultimate one before Christmas!

Love Natalie


  1. Ooo Baileys is one of my favourite tastes, I love it in chocolate, I love it in coffee, I love it in ice cream but I've never had it in cheesecake so I WILL be copying that recipe.
    Love the idea of a dressing gown day :)

    Jan x

  2. I just love the idea of a dressing gown day. There's something comforting in being wrapped tightly in a fluffy dressing gown. Looks like you all had a super time.

    Sadly I don't like Baileys (I must be the only person in the world not to....) but all my friends do and they will LOVE it, so like Jan, I'll be copying the recipe xx

  3. Hi Natalie, sounds like you had a fabulous day. Thanks so much for sharing the cheesecake recipe. I am going to give it a try!

  4. A Dressing gown day sounds ideal to me. I'll also be trying the recipe!

  5. I love the idea of a dressing gown day and must admit Santa looks pretty smart in his. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

  6. I love the occasionaly pyjama day, though I like the idea of a dressing gown day too (a little warmer as well). Thanks for sharing the recipe, I know quite a few people who will be interested in those cheesecakes.

  7. Aww your little baby set is soooo adorable! I love the hearts.

    So many fantastic creations by your boys too, they have clearly inherited their Mother's creative talents :)

    A Happy New Year to you and a belated happy birthday too (that cake looks amazing!) x

    1. Ooops, just realised i left this comment on the wrong post! I plead Christmas overload, sorry! I'm sure you can guess its for the next one :) x