First Sunday in Advent

This coming Sunday will be the first Sunday in Advent and the start of the proper countdown to Christmas.

Plaetzle - German Christmas treats

I must confess, being a bit of a Christmas-obsessive, I have been feeling festive for weeks!

I am an avid subscriber to Baked and Delicious magazine and back in early November when I saw the flyer for their Festive Special I was eager to don my pinny and make the gorgeous gingerbread house.

Festive foods
On a recent visit to see my German friend Gudi, she offered me some delicious little baked fruit treats, which got us talking about festive foods.

It is traditional in Germany to offer these
plaetzle to visitors in the run up to
Christmas as a gesture of hospitality.

It’s really interesting to see how festive foods change throughout the world. The Baked & Delicious Festive Special includes recipes for Roscón, a Spanish ring cake traditionally baked for Epiphany; Buche de Noel, a French yule log; and Semifreddo Natalizio, an Italian alternative to Christmas pudding. As well as our fabulous mince pies and Christmas cake of course!

Baked and Delicious Baked & Delicious magazineThe magazine plops onto my doormat once a fortnight complete with silicone bakeware – FREE with every issue! I am such a convert to this – it so easy to clean and the cakes virtually jump out of the pan when they are ready. A winner in the Davenport household.

Take a look at their Facebook page or order online or just pop out to the shop and buy an issue!


Frost Lemon Top Cake

Frosty Top Lemon CakeQuick, easy and lemony lovely. A perfect match for silicone bakeware!

Recipe taken from Clever Cooking for One or Two
now available for just £7 from the Dairy Diary website.


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