Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Hanukkah!

 I've never met a holiday I didn't like. I'm not Jewish but one of my best friends is so every year I get out the pretty little menorah she gave me and fry up some latkes.

I also give myself presents. Actually, The Mister is technically giving me this for my birthday on the 16th and for Christmas-but I bought it. After watching all those Great British baking shows I had to have one.

I've decided that I am going to challenge myself to recreate all the technical bakes from The Great Holiday Baking Show.

This week it's Mary Berry's cream filled brandy snaps. Those are hers in the photo, not mine. They are thin lacy wafers wrapper warm around an oiled dowel and then filled with an eggnog flavored cream.  Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.


  1. Lot's of luck with baking!
    Now I feel an urge to make something from the show :)

  2. Happy early birthday. That's a great present--remember it is all about the tools! I had to laugh, I thought the rolled tube things were yours-wow, you have great goals!

  3. Your are entering brave and scary territory for me!

  4. Oh my. You certainly picked a challenging recipe. I can't wait to see how you make out.

    I LOVE my KitchenAid mixer. It's an oldie but goodie!