The Fresh Loaf

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Merry Xmas ...

harrygermany's picture

Merry Xmas ...

Hello all,

not to forget:

I wish you a Merry Christmas and an happy and peaceful New Year. 

Greetings from the country of Stollen and Gluehwein (glogg)


Dave W's picture
Dave W

And a happy Christmas to you Harry and all on the "Fresh Loaf"

 OK, Bread for Christmas is: Susans sourdough loaf, Dan Lepards Linseed bread, a multi garain loaf of some sort, and Richard Bertinets prune and cardoman bread (with rum!) and maybe if im sober enough a few others!


and all the best

Dave W

Chester UK

fleur-de-liz's picture

Thank you, Harry and Dave, for your Christmas greetings from Germany and the UK.

My bread goals are not as grand -- Floyd's Buttermilk Cluster recipe made as cloverleaf rolls. For dessert we will be having Lemon Bars (not traditional, but my Granddaughter's favorite) and a chocolate tart with hazelnut caramel (a blend of recipes from Tartine and Dorie Greenspan's Baking).

Happy holidays and happy baking to all!

Liz (in Southern California)

Floydm's picture

Thank you, Harry. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones (and to all Fresh Loavers, for that matter)!

ehanner's picture

Here is a Wisconsin Holiday greeting where we are having a Snowy Christmas. Hoping all the Fresh Loavers are blessed with a safe and healthy New Year!!

 The Hanners

AnnieT's picture

May I add greetings from chilly and damp Whidbey Island? Here's to a great baking year in 2008, and above all, PEACE on earth, A.

browndog's picture

Merry Christmas from the snowy Northeast, I raise a glass of wine and a slice of bread to you all!

Christophsomo, Vienna bread, whole wheat w/ cheddar, and baguettes from Bread, pfeffernuse the most recent cookies, apple pie and eggnog cream puffs for tomorrow's dessert. I need a nap.

mse1152's picture

I just broke a small, I mean glow...sweeping the front porch.  I'd rather have mid-50s and a slight drizzle, to justify building a fire.  Oh well, another Xmas in paradise.  This afternoon, we're doing our usual Xmas eve thing, making tamales with friends.

I hope to bake a few things this week - maybe some Italian bread, a load of sourdough, and something new like the flaxseed bread.  Happy holidays everyone!


tattooedtonka's picture

Merry Christmas to all my friends here on TFL.  Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.

Now, back to my first attempt on a Pumpernickel from Bernard Clayton.


Oldcampcook's picture

Merry Christmas to you all and your families from just south of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

I baked 3 stollen, a dozen SD rolls with wheat germ and gluten, 2 loaves of bread the same, 4 dozen Viennase Almond Cookies today.

 Yesterday I baked 8 loaves of sourdough with various additives, raisins, fruit, cinnamon, etc.  Plus 4 loaves of plain sourdough.

I empied my freezers out on Friday when I took almost every loaf and half loaf to work to give out for Christmas.

Oh, well, baking kinda keeps me out of trouble, most of the time.

 Frohes Weinachten, Harry.  Buone Natale

Cooky's picture

 Merry Christmas, all, and thanks for your boundless encouragement and enlightenment here on TFL!

I'm coming off a frenzy of challah-baking and braiding for gifts to neighbors and friends. At this moment, I'm baking sourdough to take to the office tomorrow for all us hardy souls who pulled the Christmas shift. 


"I am not a cook. But I am sorta cooky."

weavershouse's picture

I wish everyone on this site and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with Peace on Earth for All.



edh's picture

Merry Christmas to all from way Downeast, coastal Maine where it's no longer so white as it was yesterday; I've never seen snow melt so fast!

Just finished all our wrapping, stuck the sticky buns in the fridge for tomorrow's bake. Made Hamelman's rustic bread, but turned half of it into two mini-boules of JMonkey's chocolate cherry bread for presents. Pumpkin pie and mincemeat pie for dessert tomorrow.

All the best of the season to you all; this site is the best present anyone could want!


goetter's picture

Snow''s three feet high and rising outside -- enough for everybody and to spare.

Whole wheat sourdough, Vollkornbrot mit Leinsamen, and pissaladiere.  Nothing too seasonal, just things that we like to eat.

cordel's picture

Merry Christmas everyone.

I have Zolablue's sourdough challah waiting to go to Christmas dinner at my son's, and in the fridge a sourdough whole grain is raising to cook a boule of tomorrow.

We lost 3/4 of our snow, but then got enough of a dusting yesterday to make it pretty and white again. It is really cold and it was lovely to have a beautiful sunrise this morning, even if that is a warning of more snow coming.

Have a great day.

Paddyscake's picture

15 loaves of Floyd's Orange Cranberry Bread, 12 loaves sourdough, an awesome fruitcake soaked in apple brandy for 3 weeks, PB & J truffles, Balsamic vinegar truffles, Oreo Truffles, Chocolate Almond & Peppermint Roca covered pretzels, Snowball cookies, gingerbread popcorn, candied walnuts, peanutbutter fudge, macaroons, chocolate coated shortbread and PR buttermilk rolls..phew..I am a crazy baking fool ! Wishing you good health and happiness in the coming year!

browndog's picture

Paddyscake, did you really?! You must have had a houseful--or perhaps just a couple of teenagers--and started baking last month.

I felt clever for making three desserts and a couple of baguettes..

Paddyscake's picture

I baked every weekend since the beginning of the month, the truffles the week before Christmas and all the rest the weekend before Christmas. The breads were gifts for co-workers and the rest was for our Christmas dessert. 3 kids, only one a teen. The 2 oldest with their husband and boyfriend, my husband & I. I don't know who I thought I was cooking for..obsessed I tell you!

Thegreenbaker's picture

I know I am a few days late, but happy holiday season to everyone here :)

I am glad to be back and just in time to share some special treats not usually made during the year.

I hope everyones day was wonderful and filled with delicious food and bread!

Have a safe joyful new year!