Dec 9: Making Treats

Part of the 2020 good-times advent calendar! If you have ideas, and/or would like to see something fun drawn into the advent calendar, please let me know. Comment below or email/WhatsApp me and let’s have fun this next few weeks.

This is an invitation to make/bake something that you like because it is fun (note because you have to do it, or need to unveil something perfect.)

Home baked Lussekatter as per Dec 1. Oven was a bit uneven but they tasted great!

There are lots of Swedish Christmas classics, and making them with buddies is such a great memory. Here are some recipes that I like to make at Christmas. Giant cookie-making parties are not on order at the moment, so baking with the immediate household is where it is at.

I like baking by myself, and here is a recipe I like to make at Christmas.

Ginger-chip Cookies

¾ cup butter

2 cups brown sugar

½ molasses

2 teaspoons vinegar

3 ¾ cup flour (whole wheat if you like)

1.5 teaspoons baking soda

3 teaspoons ginger powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon cloves

Dash cayenne

½ cup finely chopped candied ginger

Combine and roll into 1 teaspoon balls.  Roll in white sugar if you like (granulated or powdered).  Bake at 325 for 10-12 min.  watch out!  they spread a bit.

What if after all this fun baking you have more treats than you can reasonably eat? Will you be forced to crumble shortbread in a bowl and pour milk over it for breakfast? Come back tomorrow to find an even better alternative!