October 25, 2011

*blush*


A few weeks ago I got talking to someone about what we bakers get up to around Christmas, and about the little hampers that TPB do.

About how, when it comes to foodie gifts, it's important to select things that can be prepared in advance...




jams, granola, spice mixes, vanilla extract
 
 
Or things that require only a few key ingredients and can be whipped up in a flash...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Things that can easily be made en masse...
 
 
 
 
 
 
And about how we tend to go a little overboard in the process...
 
 
 
 
 We discussed how Christmas can mean many things to many people, but that for me it's the opportunity to do something that I enjoy for the people I love, which holds the most meaning.
 
She agreed, penned some very kind words, and showed me how lovely what I bake can look when there's someone talented behind the lens.
 
 
 
 
She also shared some of the delightful treats others prepare come Christmas-time, so do head on over and have a read. If you prefer print copy then you'll enjoy the delights of those delicious treacle pecan caramels, while fans of online will find themselves privy to the recipe for our highly coveted vanilla extract.
 
 
 

It's often quite humbling to hear people's thoughts about TPB. Admittedly we may set ourselves rather high standards, but to me it's nothing particularly special, it's just what I do, and I take it simply as a privilege to be able to share it with you all, so thanks for continuing to pop by.
 
Happy baking!
 

3 comments:

chris said...

Congrats! Well deserved recognition for your amazing Christmas treats.

ariel said...

Great article, awesome ideas. made a list of all the awesome things besides pickles, jams and relishes and biscuits and sweet treats that we have put together in the past. Would love to hear what you do at easter

Em Hart said...

Thanks Ariel, and I agree, it was great to read what other people do for Christmas and to pick up some new ideas and recipes.

As for what we do at Easter... what else but hot crossed buns!

http://teamprettybake.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-standards.html