Wednesday, 21 December 2016

WOW: Christmas Baking

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
Wow, what a year it's been! I'm surprised that it's Christmas time already and even more surprised that it's Christmas baking time. It just doesn't feel like December to me. Oh well, there's no doubt it is and I just have to mentally catch up to start 2017 feeling like it really is a New Year.

Many years ago, we moved to gift free Christmases as we realized that we had everything we needed and wanted. In the years since, Christmas time has been free of any shopping frenzy and we usually spend the week leading up to Christmas together at home, baking and talking about the year ahead.

Some years, it's simply too hot to bake in Australia and other years, like this year, we're doing more assembling than 'baking' itself. Today I'll be making Wafers with my youngest DD who finished work yesterday, my other DD finishes work on Friday so she'll just enjoy our wafers and miss out on our kitchen gathering this year. We'll be talking lots of photos for her and no doubt I'll post the recipe here once we've finished. The yearly recipe cycle is an important one on my blog because no matter how many times I write my recipes out, or how many times my DDs watch and join me in making it, they always want the recipe again. Now, they just check out my blog! Are you ready for Christmas? Is it just me or does the Festive Season feel different this year?

What's Your WOW?


  1. it isn't too hot here to get baking done but we have gone gift free over all as like you we buy what we need when we need it. Leave the shopping frenzy to those who think they really need to have more stuff. I buy for the young children and that is it.

  2. Sweet little peace dove, Esther! Merry Christmas to you and yours! XOXO <3 Jeanne

  3. Hi - I just discovered your blog and love all of your work. What is that beautiful piece in this current post - the one with the beautiful dove??? Is it part of a wall hanging? I'd love to see the entire thing and have scrolled through your blog but couldn't find it.

  4. Merry Christmas Esther
    Baking day with your DD's = the best gift ever!
    Cheers Wendy.

  5. Enjoy that special family time and a chance to pause - you've had a roller-coaster year and I imagine that more than ever you will welcome the time with your family.
    Thank you for all the projects and tips that you've shared over the year.
    Festive greetings to you and all the best for a fabulous 2017!

  6. All the cooking I will be doing is done except the brandy sauce, which my boys love, they only have the plum duff so they can eat the brandy sauce LOL

  7. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017.

  8. Merry Christmas Blessings, Esther!
    Cathy vJ in MA, USA


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