Wednesday 24 December 2014

Happy Christmas!

Every year we haul the same old fir tree from the garden and try to compensate for a thin supply of pine needles with a whole load of Christmas decorations. The fairy is in position
and all the little objects that have been used for many years are back on display.

In the morning before the family arrived I made some Julpepparkakor biscuits. It's an easy recipe, the dough behaves well, easy enough for a child to handle and the spicy little biscuits are good to munch with a glass of mulled wine.

Boil together 3oz light brown sugar
                      2oz treacle
                      1fl oz water
Add               2oz margarine to melt then cool.
Mix               8oz plain flour
                     teaspoon each of cinnamon, ginger and bicarb of soda.
Work dough until smooth.
Roll very thinly and back for 5 - 8 minutes at gas 3-4. 
Makes about 100 biscuits
"CAT biscuits!" dear departed Maisie would have said. "What's this household coming to!"
They taste good!
We are not going to starve, the doorbell kept ringing with deliveries, first of all a parcel from Booths. Oh, goody!
Then the first batch of family arrived home with a hamper from Betty's. By 'eck, summat more from 'op north!
What's inside? Ah, health food,  - I think not! We are going to become as fat as pigs!

Family, friends and feasting, what could be nicer. I wish you all, dear Bloggers, a very Happy Christmas holiday and a healthy and creative year to come.


  1. Your house looks beautiful and your goodies...well they look good. Chocolate and orange biscuits? New one on me, I was just given some caramel. You cannot eat just one. Merry, merry

    Xo J

  2. Although filled with family, have a peaceful Christmas Rosemary.

  3. Such beautiful colors in your Christmas house! Merry Christmas!

  4. What beautiful Christmas decorations. And every Christmas tree to lovely no matter what.
    Must try your cookie recipe.
    Merry christmas !

    cheers, gayle
    The Square Ones

  5. Thanks for sharing your beautiful house, flowers, cookies and celebrations with us. Merry Christmas! -Beth