Sarah has done all the Christmas baking this year – it is wonderful to have a daughter who is such a fabulous cook! We make a great team – she made the goodies and I worked on the packaging details.
First up, Sarah made some Chocolate Marble Bread that she baked into mini loaves. I wrapped them in cellophane, some scrap booking paper, and tied with a bow and tag. Sarah made up some big loaves of this bread a few weeks ago and iced it with chocolate ganache and it is delicious!
Next was some Candy Cane Cookies which have become a speciality of Sarah’s over the past few years. I sewed up some little bags out of baking paper to hold each cookie and trimmed the edges with my deckle scissors, and added a sticker with the cookie name. I found the sweetest candy striped paper bags at Kikki K to pack the cookies into.
Lastly, Sarah made some Chocolate Ginger Chews that she adapted from the Donna Hay Magazine (Spring Issue 47) She used some fresh grated ginger instead of ground ginger and they are delicious. I made some origami boxes that were lined with baking paper, and embellished with a simple punched tree. The cookies were tied with bakers twine.
We love giving some home baked goodies to our family and friends at Christmas! What are your favourite Christmas treats to bake?
Posted by Sarah and Lisa