Best laid plans… I’ve been working on a post (a good one I think) for the last week at least but ran into Christmas prep. Every day since Friday I’ve been thinking “When I get X (list of things) done I’ll sit down with a coffee/glass of wine and finish it”, but no.
Still decorating the house was fun…
I’ve always wanted a Hansel & Gretel House. It’s made of Grasmere Gingerbread. I found the recipe in an old (1948) Good Housekeeping cookery book that was given to me by an elderly neighbour when I was in my teens. It comes out at Christmas for all the traditional recipes. The smell of the book itself takes me back.
My daughter also wanted to make stained glass biscuits… and fudge, however we didn’t boil that for long enough and it was too soft to cut, so we turned it into caramel shortcake. Yum.
We’re rather fond of Lebkuchen, but have only ever bought them previously. Making them turned out to be really easy. Great recipe from Fishfingers for Tea (food blog). I added roasted nibbed hazelnuts and a teaspoon of ground ginger, and substituted syrup for honey. They don’t look that pretty but, oh the taste!
Thanks for all the festive wishes on the blog and by emails. I’ll get caught up with correspondence one of these days.
Merry Christmas folks!