I am sorry for still showing Christmas posts but I really wanted to show you the baking the girls and I did before Christmas. I am not normally one for spending long periods of time in the kitchen, but after continually reading such wonderful cooking posts over at Verity's blog Cardigangirlverity, I couldn't stop myself.
We did the big food shop for Christmas on the Wednesday so that we could devote the Thursday to baking. It was lovely to spend the whole day trying out new recipes and cooking as a family. It was a shame that I started to feel ill as the day went on but I wouldn't give up until we had finished.
here. Our ones didn't look like the ones on the website and were a little crunchy, but they still tasted good. The girls made them using chocolate M&M's and I made some using the Peanut M&M's. I would love to know from any established cookie makers, how you keep them soft as I really only like soft cookies.
here. These came out a little bit hard, but once we warmed them up in the microwave they were yummy. I am sure my oven cooks a lot quicker than it is supposed to.
Lakeland. Now before you comment on the messy icing, I have to tell you I didn't do it, the girls decorated this on there own. The kit was very easy to assemble and it stayed on the table all Christmas ( we didn't eat it!). Next year I hope to get a Gingerbread House kit.
I am hoping to keep up with the baking this year as I really enjoyed spending time with my girls in the kitchen. This week we managed to make oat and fruit slices as well as banana and chocolate muffins. Next week I hope to make key lime pie and chocolate shortbread, which I will include in a post next week.
This weekend I will be off to my scrap day, so I will hopefully be able to show you more of my Christmas journal which I desperately need to finish.