18 November 2014

Christmas Baking Begins

It is beginning to look and smell a lot like Christmas at my place. This week I started making my first test batch of gingerbread men for Christmas. I'm experimenting a little with adding different spices this year as I try to find the perfect  gingerbread recipe. 

I love cooking and baking. Taking a recipe and adding a few changes according to my tastes or availability of ingredients. I think some of my best triumphs have come from a swapping ingredients at last minute. Some of my worst disasters as well. But I love baking and sharing it with family and friends. 

I'm always thinking of my next meal or what amazing treat I can whip up. Possibly explains why some of my clothes don't fit this year. It was icecream last week and this week Xmas cookies. I also been thinking about pulled pork again. I did an amazing pulled pork shoulder in BBQ marinade for New Years last year and can't wait to do it again. 

I feel a dinner party coming on so I have a reason to cook and bake for many people.

Seems even my reading material suits this theme as currently I am reading Th Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan. A good read and one that has be nodding along with the characters as they contemplate the reasons they cook. Also makes me hungry reading about their wonderful creations too. 

Happy Baking.


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