It’s that time of year again. A time for reflection and a time to sit back and enjoy ourselves with our loved ones. But it’s also an incredibly busy and somewhat stressful time too, let’s be honest!
I truly do love Christmas. I love the decorations, the movies, and of course the food. I also love seeing the magic of Christmas through my 3 year old daughters eyes. She’s at a wonderful age to believe the enchanting story of Santa, engage in Christmas activities and bake gingerbread with me.
However Christmas can be a difficult time for some. Difficult for those families who notice a missing loved one at the table, or feeling the weight of the world. I’d like to hope that we can all be kind to one another as we never know what people are going through.
I always miss my Mum, but it is especially hard during holidays and festivals, and I’m sure others feel the same. It’s hard to fully enjoy the holiday as there is always that void that can’t be filled. All we can do is think of the beautiful memories we have and be grateful for those wonderful times.
My husband only got to spend one Christmas with my Mum before she passed, and I count myself very lucky that they even got this. And on this Christmas day, my Mum decided to make profiteroles.
For those of you who know, making profiteroles takes a little bit of strength and elbow grease. So my Mum, being the clever lady she was, summoned my husband (then boyfriend) to do the hard work for her. I have this lovely memory of the two of them making profiteroles in the kitchen and it warms my heart to think back to this.
Therefore I decided to make profiteroles myself this year as a little nod to her. And I had a great fun doing so. I used this Tesco recipe and they worked like a charm. Although I think I made mine a little too large! Not such a bad problem to have right?
I then filled them with orange cream (I simply added orange zest to whipped cream) and smothered them in chocolate. Pure heaven on a plate. Have you ever made profiteroles? What would be your flavour combination? Let me know if you give them a try!
Wherever you are in the world, I’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas. I hope that you find joy this time of year and give yourself a little treat. I’d also like to thank you for being here and reading my blog, I appreciate each and every one of you. Let’s see what the new year brings!
Lots of love, Bhavisha x
My name is Bhavisha Surti and I am a food photographer and stylist based in Milton Keynes. Please subscribe to my blog below and check out my website to see more of my work at www.jbimagery.co.uk. Thank you!