This is not, nor shall it ever be, a baking blog. But I do bake.
Coming up to Christmas I make sugar cookies based on a recipe given to me by my girlfriend’s aunt in Evantson. I also make gingerbread men from Delia’s recipe online. I could lie and say that I do this for the kids, but the truth is, cookies and gingerbread men are great and especially at Christmas.
We also undertake the rather more grueling task of 144 mince pies, made with our own mincemeat (always fun) and my girlfriends pastry (buttery, crumbly goodness).
Whereas I’m a messy kitchen hand, others in the house are not, so I tend to make my cookie dough in advance of baking and I did that tonight (along with wrapping some gifts it really made the night PRETTY Christmassy) and I thought I’d share a gallery for the fun of it!
They are both sitting pretty in the fridge right now waiting for tomorrow (or maybe even Thursday) when I break them out, roll them, cook them and ice/sprinkle them! Even more fun on the way!
7 thoughts on “Some Baking Pics”
Christmas bounty! It all looks delicious. Merry merry.
I tells ya! The mince pies are baked now! Mountains of them! Eoin
Five sticks of butter..? Are you sure you’ve enough there..? 😉
Doing cupcakes myself this afternoon. Love that Christmas is a perfect excuse to (i) bake and (ii) eat the results. Merry Christmas!
Indeed it is!
I think it was about 8 sticks in total, though the bulk of that went on mince pies! Yippee!
Nice one Eoin.
Ron & I baked 150 sugar cookies this week and decorated them all last night. Each of the kids brought in 30 cookies per class and a nice big fat box for the teachers. My wrist is killing me from all the decorating! I can’t wait to see how yours turn out.
Merry Christmas to you and yours,
And to you! 30 per class is some going!
Hope I get a pic up!