Please tell me its totally fine to start Christmas baking with a vengeance? I’m loving pottering around the kitchen at the moment. The days are so dark and cold here in Merseyside so my kitchen is a haven with lights & heating on full belt. I know this Mincemeat & Marzipan Wreath isn’t the prettiest or neatest, but its not for anyone else. Totally a quick bake that me & Mr C enjoyed at the end of the day. We really are run off our feet this year with Millie’s training, Vi & Tara’s dance rehearsals not to mention homework/Mock GCSE’s and after school activities.
I’ve included a ‘how to guide’ for achieving this rather
messy rustic look but obviously there are all sorts of combinations of how to make a pastry wreath. As usual, I went totally overboard with how much mincemeat & marzipan I added so if you are hoping for a neater finish, then perhaps hold back. For me though, it was all about the taste.
Bake of the Week
I’m loving that Christmas bakes are starting to trickle into our Bake of the Week entries. One of my most favourite flavour combinations particularly at Christmas has to be Chocolate Orange. So I have chosen Curly’s Cooking’s Vegan Chocolate Orange Loaf as my featured #BakeoftheWeek. I’ve been reading that Vegan living is going to be one of the major themes for next year so this recipe is right on trend.
Thanks as always go to all our our entries and also to Jenny from Mummy Mishaps for hosting for the past fortnight. as you will see, we have great variety entries so if you are thinking of joining in but not sure, give it a go! There’s room for everyone!
1. How cute is this Hedgehog Birthday Cake from A Strong Coffee?
2. Bringing back memories of her childhood is Searching for Spice with these Almond Rolls.
3. Providing an alternative to rich Christmas Cake with Mincemeat Christmas Cake is Mummy Mishaps.
4. Ooh I love the sound of this Cranberry & Orange Loaf from Baking Queen 74.
5. This Gin & Tonic Layer Cake from Mummy Mishaps definitely has my name all over it!
6. Showing off her take on a Scottish traditional bake is Glutarama with this Free from Clootie Dumpling.
The linky is now open for your entries. All bakes will be shared on Twitter, our Pinterest board, Stumble Upon and linked to in our following week’s Roundup. When possible we also like to share on Facebook & G+. Please add the badge (below) and link to me (http://casacostello.com) and Jenny (http://mummymishaps.co.uk) to share the #BakeoftheWeek love.
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