Christmas – an excuse to bake
I love baking. I also love eating baking, but I don’t love the distance I have to run to burn off the baking.
Luckily, my comrades at Careers New Zealand are quite partial to a bit of something sweet, so finding people to eat my cooking isn’t too difficult. We find any excuse to have a morning or afternoon tea – it’s a chance to down tools, tear our eyes away from the computer screen and have a chat with each other over some cheese or chocolate (sometimes both at once!).
Here’s what I made this week: Stained glass biscuits
Just use your favourite biscuit recipe (I used one for gingerbread men) and, using either cookie cutters or a knife, make holes in the biscuit. Then smash up some boiled lollies (I used mini snaplock bags to make sure the crumbs didn’t go everywhere as I was bashing them with a rolling pin) and sprinkle them in.
In the oven the lollies will melt and form your “stained glass”. This technique will make stunning Christmas-themed cookies – stars and Christmas trees would look cool.
Bringing in treats to share with your workmates not only stops you from eating the whole batch, it also makes work a happy place to be!