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    Christmas is nearing and feels like Christmas fever has caught everyone already. I can see stars, colorfully lit streets, Christmas trees everywhere and also people busily shopping and purchasing goodies for Christmas. Seems like busy plans are being made for Christmas celebrations, obviously it is the best day to be celebrated and relished. It is the day a savior was born and given for all of us, to free us from power of sin, slavery, poverty and all evil. God did not want to lose even a single soul and did this out of love for us, He gave his only son for our sake. The Bible states it clearly;


    For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16
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    And we should be grateful and thank him for the love and mercy he has showered on us. Eat drink and rejoice with a thoughtful heart. 

    Three Kings From Orient
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    And coming to today's recipe its a Christmas special sweet made out of biscuits and jam. Whenever one thinks of Christmas the first thing that strikes the person's mind must be some beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Cribs, Christmas melodies and the lovely stars. More than the others stars have something interesting to relate with the actual manger scene. Bible says that a star from the east guided three kings who wanted to see and worship baby Jesus and so it has special relation to the Christmas scene. So I wanted to start of the Christmas special series with a recipe relating to the stars.

    Today's Christmas special recipe is star pops a very delicious and sumptuous sweet prepared with Normal tea biscuits. No one would ever guess that the sweet was made with just tea time biscuits. This is a perfect and colorful recipe that both kids and grown ups will love. Just place these delightful pops in a serving tray for your guests and loved ones and just wait, am sure it will start getting attention immediately and people will start craving to try some. The basic star pops are so easy to make, the decorations may take some time but the work is sure interesting. Its like a bit of artistic work and you will love playing with the colors. The best notable thing about this recipe is it is a No Bake No Cook Recipe!! The pops have a soft texture and each bite just tastes heavenly and just makes you delightedDon't have oven to bake?..Nor have time to make some special dessert? Try this and store them in advance. Gift them or serve them to your loved ones. It keeps well for a week or more. 

    I served these to my neighbors, all kids and grown ups there loved every bit of the recipe, they were all curious to know the recipe and when I explained them they were so amazed to know that I used just tea biscuits. They have  promised to try this soon. What about you? Also after reaching Mom's home, I packed these and served some them to my brother, he loved it so much and was awestruck to know that it was just tea biscuits. I hope these reactions are enough to prove how tasty they were. Following is the detailed procedure. Do check it out and try it too.

    This is my 250th recipe and am so very thankful to God for helping me reach yet another milestone in blogging and for blessing the work of my hands. Also for being with me and guiding me all through this year. 

    You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. - Psalm 128:2 

    Also not to forget, thanks ma, hubby, dear friends and readers for all the support you have all given me throughout. 



    INGREDIENTS

    Makes 20 to 22 pops 
    Total Preparation Time - 1 hour 

    For Making Star Pops 
    1. Marie gold biscuits - 100 grams (Ordinary tea biscuits) 
    2. Strawberry jam / Mixed fruit jam - 80 grams 
    3. Butter - 1 spoon 
    For Glace Icing 
    1. Icing Sugar - 75 grams 
    2. Warm water - As required
    3. Corn flour - 2 spoons 
    4. Red food color - As required
    5. Green food color - As required 
    6. Vanilla essence / Strawberry essence - Few drops 
    7. Pineapple essence / Green apple essence - Few drops 
    Extras You Will Need
    1. Toothpicks (or) Lollipop sticks 
    2. Silver balls / Silver pearls (sprinkles) - As required (For decorating)



    PREPARATION METHOD

    Preparation of Star Pops 
    • Take the biscuits and break them into smaller pieces. Add them into a blender (see that the jar is dry) and grind into very fine powder. Set aside. 
    • Melt butter in a pan and set aside.
    • Now take a bowl and add the biscuit powder, jam and butter and mix it well using your hand until it forms a single dough. 
    • Set this aside for 15 to 20 minutes so that the mixture softens well (meanwhile prepare the icing mixture).
    • After 15 minutes roll the dough using a rolling pin into 1/2 inch thickness, then use a star shaped cookie cuter and cut star shapes out of it. 
    • Insert tooth picks into the pops. If you get lollipop sticks you can use them too.
    • You can serve them as such or decorate them and then serve.

    Preparation of Icing mixture for Glace icing
    • Sieve icing sugar and add 3 spoons of warm water into it, mix well using a egg whisker or a fork. If it is too thick pour some extra water (pour water little by little or else it will become very watery). Beat well until it turns smooth, this takes just few minutes. 
    • Then add some corn flour and whisk well. (This is the basic icing mixture, you can do any kind of variations by adding colors and essence according to your wish)
    • Separate this icing mixture into 3 or 2 equal portions.
      [Separate the mixture according to your need. If you are going to make two different colored pops, then separate into 2 mixtures, and increase accordingly. I have used 2 colors here green and red so have separated the mixture into 2 parts. If you want white color then use the basic icing mixture without adding color. I have made just one white pop for your reference]. 
    • In one portion add 1 drop of strawberry essence or vanilla essence and red food color powder and whisk well using a fork until the color blends even and well. Set aside.]
    • To another portion add 1 drop of pineapple essence or green apple essence and green food color and whisk well using a fork until the color blends even and well. Set aside. 
    • If you want white color icing mixture just add vanilla essence to the basic icing mixture whisk well and use. 


    Glace Icing & Decorating the pops 
    • Now take a spoon of this icing mixture and pour a drop of it on the star shaped pops. 
    • Gently spread the icing over the pops.
    • Do this for the remaining pops. 
    • When it is half wet, sprinkle some silver balls over the pops. If you sprinkle after the icing sets it will not stick to the pops and then if you press to make it stick to the pops, then there will be cracks on the icing. 
    • Now set aside until the icing sets well and becomes dry. 
    • Serve!!!




    TIP 1: You can serve the star pops without decorating too, will taste great eve without the icing. 

    TIP 2: You can make color variations and decorate according to your wish. You can try different color combos. I used orange red because I did not get the red food color, us red to get the perfect Christmas feel.

    TIP 3: You can also try royal icing to decorate the pops but glace icing is easier and also remains vegetarian. 

    TIP 4: The remaining glace icing mixture can be refrigerated and stored for a week. When the mixture thicken add few drops of warm water and whisk well. If the mixture becomes watery add more icing sugar and make it thick. 

    TIP 5: Before coating the surface of pops with the glacial icing check whether the icing mixture is having the perfect consistency. The mixture should not run as soon as you pour it on the pops, it must stand and should be able to spread well. If so adjust the consistency as per previous tip.

    TIP 6: The silver balls should not be sprinkled as soon as you spread the icing mixture. If done so, the balls will sink, I did the same to my white star and the silver balls sunk well and did not look good, but at the same time do not sprinkle when the icing has set well and hard. In that case the icing will break and not look good too. So sprinkle when the icing is half wet. If you have forgotten to sprinkle the balls and the icing has set well then gently spread another layer of icing and sprinkle them. But see that you do not disturb the well set icing layer. 


    Sumptuous, delicious, soft star pops are now ready!! Make your Christmas merry with these lovely pops!! I bet you will love it!!



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    More Christmas recipes coming soon!! Stay tuned 

    65 comments:

    1. Congrats Baby for 250th post... really awesome stars for this occasion... kalakurel pongo... hats off dear....

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    2. OMG, I am speechless. That is awesome and lovely.... Grt gng Divi...... Hugs... I dont have words to express....

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      1. Thank you so, sooo much dear :) Hugs :)

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    3. congrats boss akka.keep going.have a wonderful journey.yummy yummy.advance christmas wishes to u.

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    4. congrats boss akka.keep going.have a wonderful journey.yummy yummy.advance christmas wishes to u.

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      1. Thank you so much Rums :) Advance Christmas wishes to you too :)

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    5. The stars are looking so beautiful..
      Perfect recipe for the season..loved your clicks and presentation.

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    6. congrats divya....
      star pops look very cute dear :)

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    7. Omg! I am speechless here, pops look really excellent dear. So perfect picturization and presentation.....just awesome job you done Divya...

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    8. Divy!!!! My mom scold me that I am the only girl in this world to eat biscuits like this. Ha ha ha you too love to eat like this !!!

      Excellent presentation dear!!! I won't make shapes but I mix everything in a bowl and eat it slowly!!! Wow.. I love to do this with 2 biscuits..

      One with Milk bikis another one Marry biscuits :)

      Wonderful Dear!!!!

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      1. Ha ha oh you eat like jim-jam biscuits eh? I don't eat biscuits much dear, but this way I will eat the whole packet :) Same pinch!! But haven't tried milkbikis..will try next time :) Thanks for all the appreciations Yash :)

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    9. wow divya lovely stars , must try this cute stars...................

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      1. Thanks Sharan :) Do try them its so easy :) and you'll love the taste too!!

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    10. Beautifully done and very different recipe sis :) samma cute just like u ;) love the star shape very Christmassy and what lovely write up.. you are a creative cook... love this post

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    11. So pretty.. makes a perfect gifts too!

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    12. wowwwhh perfect presentation...
      star pops luks gorgeous...

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    13. very cute and colourful star pops divya
      Thanks for linking to my event
      http://cookbookjaleela.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-own-event-bachelors-feast.html
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    14. these look absolutely wonderful so in the christmas mood and easy peasy!congrats on the milestone!

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    15. totally divine looking pops and it is a very sweet post; keep rocking divya

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    16. Pops looks stunning, tempting..simple to make easy recipes...waiting for more recipes...Congrats for 250th post..

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    17. Congrats dear... Those pops look so beautifully done and they are so easy to make.

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    18. wow... fabulous looking pops...congrats dear..

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    19. that is a lovely idea... will surely try this for my kid..
      Noel collections

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    20. Congrates n lovely gift idea too. So maling this for get to gether.

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    21. perfectly done star pops.n beautiful luking pics....congrats dear
      Maha

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    22. Amazing idea!! So cute decorations :) Lovely each and every step and cute photos

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    23. Congrats for ur 250th post n star pops looks damn cute...
      Today's Special - CheckerBoard Cake | No Special Equipments n Stepwise Pics

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    24. Nothing 2 say Divya... Just awesome. I am speechless... !!! :0
      Presentation is the only thing which speaks in your Picture...

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    25. Not able to see my old comment..

      Okay...divya stunning pics re...chance less dear...Samma cute

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    26. Awesome post Divya! So well explained and love all the pictures :) I also love the way you explained Christmas! Lovely..
      Sandhya

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    27. Perfect Christmasy treat dear,cute shape and super yum

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    28. Amazing!!! Christmas pops looks looks delicious and yumm..Beautiful presentation..

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    29. congrats i am drolling here fabulous post bookmark it .try it soon

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    30. wow just wow

      congrats on ur 250th post and i m just lost for words

      nt just kids even adults wud love them

      ha i hv a lot to learn fm u divy

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    31. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this
      article plus the rest of the website is extremely good.
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    32. Awesome innovative recipe divs :) Congrats on ur 250th post dear!!!!

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    33. Christmas pops, the write up and in all its a lovely.

      Gr8 work.

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    34. Wow dear, these are so easy, cute and tempting. congrats for your 250TH post.

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    36. wow that is amazing!!!!!!!!! creativity at its best...

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    37. Congrats Divya,way to go dear..These pops are damn cute and very christmassy,loving the simple and easy biscuit pops.

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    38. beautiful pops,Divya..You have great patience too,looks perfect for festive:)
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    39. Beautiful biscuits Divya. Amazing presentation.

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    40. wow cute looking biscuit pops :) am sure they wud have tasted yummmm

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    41. delicious dear..Join me in Fast Food Event - Poha in my blog .Congrats dear !!!

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    42. Lovely presentation & awesome stars.

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    43. Wow,looks delicious, book marked the recipe.. :) Please add this recipe to my blog event divya :)
      Ongoing Event : http://easycooknbake.blogspot.com/2012/12/event-announcement-hot-beverages-and.html

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      1. Thank you so much Shree, do try it and am sure you will love it. Will definitely link now dear :)

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    44. I cant tell you how wonderful your pictures are..may i ask you where do you edit them?
      Happy to follow you, I would be glad, if you stop by mine too!
      Good Food Recipes

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      1. Thanks dear following your space too, welcome to my space..I edit using picmonkey.

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    45. WOW Divs .....Perfect pops, no words to express the feelings.
      Congrats for your giveaway, You deserve it dear :-)

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    46. these look very cute Divya!perfect for the season!

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    47. O wow dts superbbbbb...
      Looks so yummy and the presentation is too good..
      Wish i could just pick these up and eat them all
      I surely will try that for my 3 year old daughter ..
      Thanks for sharing !!

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    48. Hey Divs
      I tried these lovely n yummy biscuit pops today, everything came out very well. My daughter and her friend couldnt wait for the icing to dry, they were so excited about the pops. They kept on asking for more and more :)
      My daughter is not so fond of biscuits and is very fussy abt eating but she seemed to be crazy for these. Only 2 pieces are left and she is eagerly waiting for next morning to finish her leftover task :) ( as she is not allowed to eat sweets after 10 pm)
      Thank you so muchhhhhh Divss for this wonderful receipe

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      1. Hey Amy :)

        Thank you so much for such a lovely feedback. Am so happy to know that kids loved it :) Sure these are treats for kids and grown ups alike ;) Your comment has brought a smile to my face thanks again!!

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