Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday Bake - Cinnamon Stars (Gluten Free)

Christmas traditions - I love them. 

I have a box with my Christmas glasses, mugs and plates that I get down from the loft on the first of December.  I buy new ones to add to my collection each year.

Last Sunday, we went to the Pantomime - Cinderella.  The cheesy jokes, the "he's behind you", the contemporary  songs, the poor man in the audience who gets picked on by the Dame, the box of sweeties I take along - fab.  I get the tickets through my work and we always have excellent seats. 

Yesterday we went to the Christmas Tree Festival.  I love the knitted ones - so much work goes into making them - it must take all year!   Look at the penguin conga!


When we get home I put up the tree.  I decorate in the order of lights, tinsel, decorations, then the robin, and finally the Angel at the top (who looks a bit like a wee Minibakebakgirl!).  I bought her for my first tree when I left home - so she is doing well for her 19th Christmas!
Putting up my kitchen fairy lights - balancing on a chair to put them on top of my cupboards.  The kitchen always feels so bare at the beginning of January when I take them down.

We watch A Muppets Christmas Carol every year - singing along to the songs and yes, I cry at the end :o)

And hopefully lots more new traditions to add to the list in the years to come.

For cake club a few weeks ago I made these gluten free cinnamon biscuits, you can find the recipe here.  The dough is very sticky and rolling it out in between two pieces of baking paper is a great tip.


We enjoyed them - they have a nice chewy texture and the meringue top made a nice change to normal icing.
Thank you for visiting,
Today's top three Christmas songs:
1. 2000 miles - Pretenders
2. Christmas Alphabet - Dickie Valentine
3. I wish it could be Christmas everyday - Wizzard

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