It’s Christmas! I love this time of year because for me it means lots of yummy food, seeing friends and family and ending the year on a high. I love to bake at this time of year (or any time of year to be fair) and this weekend was gingerbread time.
After making a huge mess in my kitchen, I wrapped some gingerbread up in cellophane, added a festive ribbon and gave them to my friends and they loved it. It’s a small gesture but tends to put a smile on peoples faces. This way I have an excuse to turn my kitchen into a baking station, whilst blasting ‘Bad and Boujee’ on my stereo.
Sometimes I think we need to pull it all back and just remember that it’s nice to spend time with your nearest and dearest without all the expensive presents. Why not make homemade edible gifts this year? It shows people how much you care and gives a personal touch to your gift.
I followed a recipe from BBC good food for my gingerbread and it worked a treat. Although I used dark soft brown sugar for that extra caramel flavour and added a pinch of nutmeg to the mix for extra spice. I also like to slightly under bake the biscuits so that they still have a soft texture to it.
So rather then spending hours in the shops tackling through the crowds, why not give home baking a go. It’s great fun!
Merry Christmas to you all!
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