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Monday, January 5, 2015

Ice Storms & After Christmas Baking

 It snowed all day Saturday and rained that night freezing heavily on everything outside.

                                                      All day Sunday it rained and rained.

 The chickens were happy to poke about under the coop where they are protected from the weather.

 I was prepared to get my usual list of baking completed before the holidays however things didn't go as planned. I didn't want any fruit leftover so weighed it all out and instead of the normal variety of baked goods, I made six batches of mini fruit cakes. Beloved by all, even those who claim to hate fruitcake, these are our family's favourite. Three inch loaves and five inch loaves.

 Large cupcakes, mini cupcakes, lots of cupcakes.  Maybe it's the brandy glaze I brush on after they come out of the oven.

Another favourite is the soft ginger cookie. These still need to be dipped into white chocolate and cinnamon.

Speaking of cinnamon, we received a wonderful care package from Switzerland again this year. It is always a boxful of warmth and love, and chocolate too. Swiss chocolate!  My favourite is the never seen this side of the world, Lindt Cinnamon chocolate bar.  It only comes out at Christmastime. How lovely!
It's a cold, wintry week before us.  Not unexpected for January in Canada.  Stay warm and cosy.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

That's some serious baking. It all looks very yummy.
And always sweet to hear from Switzerland.


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