I have finished my Christmas shopping…. well I thought I had!
Then G comes home and says he needs a secret santa for work. And
for his PA. And then gorgeous girl needed a gift for a birthday
party… and she wanted some gifts for her horse riding instructors.
Never say you have finished – they start coming out of the woodwork!
Anyway, we are going to sort some of these this weekend. Gorgeous
girl and I are planning a baking day. Today she is going through the
magazines to select a couple of easy yummy recipes, and we
will be including anything we need in our grocery shop later this
Then we will turn the aircon on full blast and spend a happy
morning or so baking up a storm. I am really looking forward to that
time with her, as we dont often get the chance. And then she’ll use a
pretty basket, stacks of cellophane and plenty of pretty ribbon to
package up little gifts for all her friends at riding. And there
should be still plenty left over for holiday munching and to bring out
when unexpected guests pop over.
My Great-Grandmother’s shortbread recipe is one of the staples I
make every year. Along with mini Christmas cakes made in a muffin pan
and decorated with almonds and glace cherries. And I am sure some
biscuits cut with cookie cutters into Christmas shapes and decorated
with garish green and red icing will get made. Along with something
chocolate (there HAS to be something chocolate!!!).
My mother makes the most wonderfully moist Christmas cakes. And my
mother-in-law always does the Christmas pudding each year, and things
like rum balls and marzipan-stuffed dates.
So truly it is the season to indulge, just a little!!! [Although I
will be keeping up my visits to the gym over the holiday season so I
dont turn into the goodyear blimp!]
Anyone like a bit of shortbread with their cuppa?
Do you enjoy baking yummy things at Christmas? Please share!