Tag: Christmas Baking

Baking and Sweet Endings

Greek Butter Cookies

Getting a “leg-up” on my Christmas baking by starting with these buttery little morsels that have just a hint of anise flavour. They’re good keepers and freeze well!  You can use either blanched or unblanched almonds to make the cookies.  I’ve been baking these off and on for over 40 years…the original recipe is taped […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Mom’s Shortbread

Mom made these every Christmas, we loved them.  Talk about getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar!  So buttery and delicious! When I worked as a corproate chef, I must have made thousands for work, us and family members every Christmas season. They store very well in a cool place. They are made entirely […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

“Not a Christmas Cake”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or feel like making a traditional Christmas cake and although they are a wonderful addition to Christmas, sometimes you want something different, which is what this cake filled with lots of fall fruit, is all about…it’s perfect with […]

Winter Comforts

“German Stollen”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Making this bread is a tradition in our house & so is having some on Christmas morning, with coffee, sitting up in bed opening our Christmas stockings! It’s not hard to make and while things are rising, you can decorate your house! For years I […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

“German” Stollen

Making this bread is a tradition in our house as is having slices on Christmas morning, with coffee, sitting up in bed opening Christmas stockings! It’s not difficult to make and while things are rising, you can decorate your house! For years I’ve been making two Stollen for the parents of a very good friend.  […]

Kitchen Sink, Winter Comforts

Woes of a Modern Day Baker

All of us bakers are gearing up to get baking our Christmas goodies! Aah…I can smell those mince tarts right now! Every time one of my recipes specifies candied fruit I get really miffed! All we can get here these days, at least at retail level, are the chopped up drippy bits of candied fruits […]

Kitchen Sink

What Will There Be This Year?

Today is the big day, the Christmas cake I make every year for my San Diego cousin has just left the building! Fingers crossed it arrives safely, or should I say all in one piece, in a few days! And this now takes me to making a list of what Christmas baking will be taking […]

Winter Comforts

What’s Been Cooking Lately…

  Well, the push is on!  Phyllis, the elf, has been baking up a storm, menu planning for Christmas and New Years, making lists, inviting guests, accepting invitations, putting up  the decorations and last and perhaps not the most fun, cleaning the house!  Just a few stocking stuffers left to get and the gifts are ready […]