This is what happened in Take 1.
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. 🙂
Oh well . . .
Here’s the plan for Baking Day Take 2:
- 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.
- 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.
- Finish off my sugar cookies – dough is made. I just need to cut out the Christmassy shapes and decorate.
- Oatmeal raisin cookies – an annual Christmas present for a good friend.
- Peanut Butter balls
- Cranberry salsa
- 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.