Do you feel like Christmas is coming pretty fast this year? Because I do! It’s almost time for Christmas baking!
In my family, baking is very important part of preparation for Christmas and it already starts at the beginning of December. First, shopping for butters, flour, nuts, eggs, etc… need to be done. Then the actual baking starts. Cookies that last for several weeks are to be baked first. They are so called dry cookies. They are stored in airtight containers waiting patiently for the festive time so that they can be enjoyed with family and friends. Many times the temptation is stronger than the will to keep them untouched for such a long period of time and so more batches need to be baked to fill the empty containers! The next on the list are sugar cookies.
Then Gingerbread cookies are now decorated with white icing (mum is our master decorator). Cakes which last only a few days are for obvious reasons left to as late as possible. The week before Christmas Eve is the busiest one, finishing off cookies and cakes with various fillings, icing or ganache. The last one on the list is sweet bread similar to Jewish challah. This one is baked by my grandma on 24th December. Then nothing is being baked up until way after New Year because there is no need… Now it’s time to enjoy them with our friends and family!
So this is how Christmas baking looks in my family. What does it look like in your family?
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