It took us a good couple of hours to get the decorations up on Saturday (which was two hours too long, in my opinion) – but on Sunday, I spent at least double that time happily baking away in the kitchen and whipping up these Saffron and Cinnamon Knots. They’re kind of a mix between traditional Swedish Kanelbullar and the St Lucia Saffron Buns that are traditionally eaten on the 13th of December (this Friday!). An enriched, sweet dough in a lovely shade of gold, with a sweet cinnamon filling twisted through the middle. So delicious, so moreish and perfect for scoffing in front of the tree.
I make a big batch of these Christmas Biscuits every year for family and friends to scoff with a cuppa when they stop by over Christmas – but I get bored of making the same sugar cookies, so this year, I decided to fiddle around with the base recipe and come up with a few alternative flavours including Cinnamon, Maple and Pecan and – my personal favourite – Pistachio. Yum! 🙂
Bye bye November! Hello December – which means Christmas isn’t just around the corner anymore; it’s literally on the block. Maybe you’re ready for it, or maybe you’d prefer to just shut the curtains and pretend you’re not at home. I might not be anywhere near ready (I say I’m going to be more organised […]
I’ve made (and scoffed) Madeleines more than a few times. They’re so easy to make and are the perfect kind of tea cake to stick out on a plate whenever you’ve got someone coming over for elevenses (they’re made to be dunked!). Traditionally they’re flavoured with lemon, but since it’s Christmas I thought I’d do something […]
Now that we’re officially a week into December (coupled with the fact that it actually snowed this morning! Not for long… but still!) I declare it officially safe to bring on the Christmas baking. I’m easing you in gently though with these Chocolate Orange flavoured Welsh Cakes. I LOVE Welsh Cakes, not only because I’m […]