The Christmas magic is really in the air now, you can feel it. The shops are bustling with people buying final gifts and food for the holiday. There’s excitement on the forums and Rudolfs and elfs are being flung around on Facebook. No you didn’t misread that. I’ve laid marzipan over my abomination of a Christmas cake and I’ve bought brandy butter, and a slab of pancetta from the butcher. The preparations are well underway. Read post.
How are you getting on with your Christmas preparations? I’m feeling fairly relaxed, but then I have the luxury of having this week and next off work, so I can potter about at my own pace getting things ready. I’ll be stocking up on goodies, wrapping final presents, cleaning and tidying, baking and generally enjoying the Christmas magic. Read post.
OK so they may not be the prettiest gingerbread men in the world, but they certainly taste good. I used this recipe from waitrose.com and I was very pleased with the result. One word of warning though: the dough is tricky to use as it breaks up easily so you need to treat it with care. Read post.
It can’t have escaped your notice that we’re now on the countdown to Christmas. Halloween has been and gone (and after tonight so will have bonfire night), Christmas adverts have been on the television for a while, the Christmas editions of the food magazines are on the shelves, the shops are bulging with gifts and the red cups are in the Starbucks coffee shops. There’s no doubt about it now guys. Read post.