For our second meeting we once again were kindly hosted by the wonderful folks at Velocity Cafe, who were on hand to supply us with hot and cold drinks as we sampled and chatted about our bakes! We were a slightly smaller group but this no way affected the quality or quantity of the bakes!
Kara made her own mincemeat in this delicious amandine tart:
Jane made the classic German cookie – Lebkuchen:
Dorothy made her classic Christmas shaped shortbread which were made with icing sugar, as well as the addition of cornflour!
Ilona generously made two bakes which were both wheat-free, a mince pie flapjack and also some stollen!
I (Susan) made a date and cinnamon bundt cake, topped with an icing glaze and cranberries, pistachios and almonds:
And finally, Mandy made these intricate and cleverly decorated iced gingerbread biscuits! They were almost too good to eat, but we managed!
If any of the bakers would like to add their recipe to our archive of recipes, do let us know! We’d love to share around these tried and tested recipes!
Our next meeting will be in February, and more details will be available in the new year, once everyone has recovered from Christmas!