Wednesday, 7 December 2016
In my Kitchen
It's very cold today. Minus 5 C with a windchill of minus 12 ( -5C is about 23F) . For us this is cold!! So I decided to warm up the kitchen and bake my Weinachts Stollen. This traditional German fruit bread is served only during the Christmas season. The first two pictures
are from the internet and look so perfect. Then there are the ones I made. I console myself with the fact that at least mine turned out very tasty. My cousin and her husband came by for tea and he couldn't get over how good it was. I wish I could make my baking look like the pictures though.
Maybe if I put lots of icing on them will hide the lumpiness.
Since I intend to freeze some I didn't ice them nor sprinkle icing sugar over them. I'll do that when I serve them.
My mom used to make icebox cookies that also used the glaced fruit. I have made them in the past but must have lost the recipe. I got one off the internet and it turned out just like I remember them.
It's so cold that the Hummingbird feeder froze. We brought it in for night and by lunchtime I noticed that the Hummingbird was hovering around the spot where it should be. I hurried out and I don't think I was 5 feet away before it was feeding. The Chickadee feeder was full of sunflower seeds and I spread regular bird seed on the ground for the other birds. I don't want to run out of food for the birds while this cold weather lasts.
I hope you are all keeping warm and cozy, maybe doing some of your baking?
Thanks for coming by,