Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Baking!

Let's go crazy.... baking style!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Very yummy but incredibly crumble-y both pre-cook and post-cook. Recipe from current issue of Donna Hay mag. Boy ate these at work all week.


Started off a little too thick..

Cranberry & Pistachio biscotti, also from Donna Hay.
Surprisingly easy to make! Sooo hard not to eat it all after the first bake, though. And hey, for health people around the world, they are so skinny that a single serve won't wrack up nearly as many calories as any of the other biscuits featured.

 Bake bake bake.. bake bake bake...

Lemon & Almond biscuits (also Donna Hay!)

Also incredibly crumble-y at all stages, and they came out a little too moist for my liking (like there's too much butter in them), but they taste good - very lemon-y, bit of a weird crunchy texture with all the raw sugar, though. I didn't get a final photo of these which is silly.


 You can't catch me I'm a Gingerbread Man!
These are my first ever ginger bread men and I am so very proud! I made them extra gingery as I love ginger. The piping was trial and error, but after going out and buying a piping bag with a super fine nozzle, I used a zip-lock bag with the corner cut off instead. Recipe from

 My boys were very quiet through all that baking.. look how I found them;

Sleeping, cuddling on our bed. Naughty pussy cats aren't allowed on my nice white bed! But how could you yell at that image??

Merry, merry, merry Christmas to all my lovely followers & readers. May every one of your wishes and dreams come true. Have a happy, safe and above all - healthy! New Year.

Much love & Stay Well!
Natalie x