It turned out much bigger than I expected. So big, in fact, I couldn’t fit it into a conventional cakebox. Which brings me to my question. Does anyone know where to find an extra-high cake carrier? I adapted the … Continue reading
What is Christmas without some festive food? 🙂 Someday I may get down to making the savoury stuff but my friends do such a fantastic job of it there really isn’t much point for me to try. So this year I decided to try out the perennial crowd pleaser, Gingerbread Men. I tried a recipe from Betty Crocker but substituted molasses sugar for the molasses and it turned out really dry and, frankly, quite inedible. My bad. I tried again using a recipe from Real Simple. I used treacle this time (which is apparently what the British call molasses. No wonder i couldn’t find molasses anywhere!) and they were delicious!
A touch of icing and a troupe of gingerbread men were ready to be deployed. They were soft, sweet, and spicy. The kids loved them. And they make lovely little table gifts.
You can make the dough in advance and bake the cookies fresh when you feel like it. The kids will have a field day cutting out the gingerbread men and you can mold their arms and legs into funny poses too. Have fun!
It is Christmas season again and it is time to gather with loved ones and thank God for our myriad blessings over good food and drink. Also a great time to break out your apron and get baking! This is … Continue reading
Also made a Spinach Bacon Quiche by the substituting the onions in the Quiche Lorraine with 200g of frozen spinach.
After numerous mentions by J, I finally decided to bake a Quiche Lorraine. The last time I tried baking one was almost 20 years ago! I improvised and used a large muffin tray to bake the mini quiches. My quiches … Continue reading