This year I sent all my children and their families, and a couple of dear friends a loaf of sourdough, and a sampling of cookies: Welsh Cakes, Date-Nut Pinwheels--reminiscent of their great-grandmother--and biscotti, a recent discovery and new favorite of mine.
After a week of marathon baking:
10 loaves sourdough--our oven can only bake two at a time,
19 dozen Welsh Cakes,
14 dozen Date-Nut Pinwheels,
14 dozen Biscotti (Parmesan-Blackpepper, Cherry Pecan, Hazlenut-Citron, and Amaretto-Almond)
3 Sandwich loaves: 40% Whole-wheat, for ourselves,
and 16 mini-loaves: cranberry-orange, for the neighbors.
Today we took a one day break.
Tomorrow I'm doing a mincemeat pie, and Yvonne is baking a pumpkin pie. We're having eight of the neighbors for Christmas dinner.
Life is good.
Merry Christmas, everyone.