Christmas and other Festive season breads
For the last few weeks I've been making a range of different breads in recognition of the Festive season. Even invented (discovered?) a couple of new ones. (Well, for one I’ve made a festive Swedish tea ring using tinned peaches and glace cherries. Can I claim ownership? Probably not! :( )
The main focus has been on what I call a ‘Christmas loaf’, which is basically a fruit bun dough formed into a loaf with marzipan and cherries running through it – sort of a stollen-light, tarted up a bit.
And I’ve also had a lot of ‘Fun with mincemeat’, secure in the knowledge that anything made with pastry can be made with a bread dough. So, instead of mince pies, make mincemeat doughnuts.
But I’m aware I’m just scratching the surface – there are many, many Festive breads out there and I’d love to hear about ones that you’ve made – or intend to make one day!