I LOVE baking. In fact, I actually applied for the Great British Bake Off a few years ago. I didn’t even get a response to my application, but I think Mary Berry missed a trick! I find baking really relaxing and one of the best things about cooking up a storm is sharing my creations with friends and family. Christmas baking is so special, we make a variety of things to take to our neighbours, friends and even to Ava’s nursery. There’s something so lovely about giving people something you have taken the time to create yourself, rather than just picking something up off the shelf.
I must admit baking with a child in tow is not as relaxing as it is solo! We still have a go though and she does love trying so much. She’s always so proud when her masterpieces are finished. I love that it’s something we both really enjoy and we can share it whenever we want just by heading into the kitchen.
We live close to quite a few elderly people and so this year I might do some baking to take to them or perhaps to the residents of the local care home.
Whitworths recently got in touch with me to let me know about their festive e-book and I couldn’t wait to have a look. I wasn’t disappointed, it’s so lovely. It totally sums up how I feel about baking. A fantastic way to share the love and it can give all involved, the bakers and eaters!, so much joy. Whether you prefer to go for the tried and tested family favourites or try something new, there is something magical about creating something out of basic ingredients. Especially in today’s world, where the emphasis can often be on purchases and material possessions.
It is such a beautifully illustrated book and a wonderful christmas story. You can read it below.
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Disclosure: This is a commissioned post.