Saturday, December 08, 2007

BAKING MORNING


A festa today at Chiara's to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season in Italy. Whilst December 8th is an official holiday, many more shops opened both this morning and again this evening than last year. I do hope it doesn't become like the UK where hardly any bank holiday is really a holiday any more. Chiara had asked me to bake these orange biscuits as she thought they would go well with dessert. [She likes to serve up a British trifle!] Here the flour is different, the butter is different and the ovens are temperamental so they always turn out more crumbly and delicate than they would in Britain. But they tasted all right and all were eaten!

16 comments:

Ellee Seymour said...

you are working?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Not till Monday, Ellee.

jmb said...

And the flour is different again in North America so my British recipes for baking don't work over here either.
I'm sure they were delicious anyway.
Here the stores only seem to close Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, jmb. amazing how the flour varies from country to country. Surprisingly, Good Friday is not a holiday here.

Dragonstar said...

They look delicious. Now, top them with darkest melted chocolate . . .
I gain so much weight this time of year!
Good luck tomorrow.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, dragonstar. Seasonal hazard, that! Thanks for your good wishes re tomorrow - they mean a lot.

James Higham said...

Lovely start to the season. Enjoy!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

They look delicious. WL

Sending you best wishes for the start of your new job tomorrow. x

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, James and Anne.

marymaryquitecontrary said...

A cup of tea and a homemade biscuit;lovely. Will you share your recipe?

Crushed said...

I think you should post some to every BP member as a Chrissie present.

Gledwood said...

Are they the sort of thing you're meant to dunk deep in tea?

Or (correction) are they the sort of thing a person like me might dunk deep into vulgar old tea!!!!

Gledwood said...

Did you know my GREAT EPIPHANY of late is that following a near 14 years of SUGARTEADRINKING I've FINALLY managed to make do WITHOUT


... wow to be free of the bonds of that addiction is so marvellous I cannot tell you!!!

;->...

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, MM. It's in the old "Farmhouse Cookery" book of the TV series. I don't think I'd better post a copyright recipe. You'd only get a pack of crumbs by the time they got over there, sadly, Crushed! Ciao, Gleds. They are so crumbly they'd disintegrate into your tea! Gleds, I know it ain't easy, but if you can kick one you can kick the other!

Liz Hinds said...

They look yummy!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, Liz.

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