Method - Cakes: 1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a muffin tin with cupcake cases. Mix the flour, ginger, mixed spice and cloves in a bowl. 2. Cream the butter and 2 sugars in an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add the honey and vanilla and mix thoroughly. 3. Add the eggs, one at a time beating in between, scrape the sides of the bowl and mix. 4. Slowly add the flour and mix well. Divide the mix into patty pan cases and bake for15-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Completely cool before frosting. Frosting: 1. Beat the butter until soft and creamy. Add cream cheese and beat for 1 minute. Add vanilla, mix and then slowly add the icing sugar and mix until combined. If the mix is not stiff enough add a little more icing sugar. 2. Pipe onto cooled cakes.
Cut into this baked Brie and the warm cheese just oozes onto the platter. Scoop it up and smear onto your favourite crackers. The sweetness of the plum honey, and the crunch of the pistachio's is a perfect mix paired with your favourite wine and antipasto ingredients.
A sweeter you Manuka Honey with Plum has the taste of Christmas. The blend of the plum honey with the richness of the fruits and alcohol makes these fruit mince pies the perfect Christmas treat. You can use the frozen shortcrust pastry if you like - however they are even nicer if the pastry is home made.