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What I’ll be watching this Christmas

Every year I get asked ‘What are your favourite Christmas films?’ And I’ve never had a satisfactory answer… until now.

After much head scratching, and much discussion, I’ve settled on three films that I could watch every year to give me that festive feeling.

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Stollen moments

Over the festive period I had fun making stollen. I made three different batches using this basic recipe. Each time however I changed the final construction.

Mmmm, stollen
Mmmm, stollen

For my first batch, which I took into work, I followed the recipe exactly. Basically you create an envelope with the dough and place the marzipan inside.

The second batch I made were for a pre-Christmas gathering at my sister’s house. She doesn’t like marzipan, so I made stollen bites. Half with marzipan. Half without. These didn’t really turn out that well. The marzipan stayed as a hard lump in the middle of each bun.

My final batch (pictured) was, I think, the best. This time I rolled the stollen like a swiss roll which distributed the marzipan evenly throughout. With the marzipan rolled much thinner it almost melted into the dough, which was delicious.

Grace in small things #4 (festive edition)

Geordie
Geordie
Daisy
Daisy
  • Spending quality, relaxing time with my close family. Eating, drinking, laughing and playing games.
  • Having pets around the house.
  • Sleeping in and being brought my first cup of tea of the day to drink in bed while reading.
  • Having no plans for a whole day and just seeing where the wind takes me.

This post is part of my attempt to recognise the joy of simple pleasures. Inspired by Schmutzie.

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