This is what happened in Take 1.


You can see what they are supposed to look like over at the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog.

My mom always did her Christmas baking with her good friend Helen Coffin. Dozens of butter tarts and Scotch cookies. And I don’t think they ever burned them. 

Hmmm . . .

Maybe I should invite a Mennonite girl or two over to help me pay attention to the timer! They could help me eat up these burnt cookies too – they taste fine once you cut off the bottom. šŸ™‚

Oh well . . .

Here’s the plan for Baking Day Take 2: 

  1. A Christmas pudding – I said last year was my first year making it. Well – I didn’t. I was given one. But this year I am giving it a try. With this recipe from the PEI Christmas recipe site. Butter instead of suet. I’m a little nervous. I’ve never made a steamed pudding before. I’ll let you know how it goes.
  2. A gluten free plum pudding – keeping my fingers crossed for this one! I hope it’s tasty as I want my dear dil to enjoy dessert with the rest of us. 
  3. Finish off my sugar cookies – dough is made. I just need to cut out the Christmassy shapes and decorate.
  4. Oatmeal raisin cookies  – an annual Christmas present for a good friend.
  5. Peanut Butter balls
  6. Cranberry salsa
  7. and brown sugar sauces for the puddings.

And here’s the sound track for the day – Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney – Librivox edition. 

3 thoughts on “Baking Day ~ Take 2

  1. Susanne says:

    Ah, yes, that looks familiar. I am so not a baker and have not even started any Christmas baking yet. Better luck on the next round.


  2. jill says:

    Ya know…I never used to burn stuff in the oven. Now with a brand new super fancy oven each baked item is a whole new game. Add high altitude timing and adjustments and I am getting close to becoming a bakery visiting type person. Especially after a dozen small tea loaves blackened and remained liquid as well. Sigh.


  3. ellen b says:

    Mama said there'd be days like this, there'd be days like this mama said….mama said mama said! :0)


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