We had a huge 20-pounder on Christmas day, accompanied by many other dishes such as roasted carrots, roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, squash and stuffing. I also made yorkshire puddings but they kind of failed, they turned out more like muffins. I am not sure if it was the recipe, or the heat wasn't high enough, but they didn't puff up as much as they should have :(
We normally have pavlova for dessert but since my sister didn't come home, we are saving it for when we go visit her at New Year's (for yet another turkey dinner). Instead we enjoyed the many baked goods around the house such as fruit tarts, nanaimo bars, cookies, chocolate and cheesecake.
My uncle made more 7 Layers, shortbread cookies and a delicious pumpkin pie. We also had nanaimo bars, a variety of fruit tarts, cheesecakes, and a platter of goodies from our neighbor.
Just before dinner she dropped this off. Our neighbor is an amazing baker, her brownies taste like fudge and everything is so perfectly sliced and presented! There are lemon squares, peanut butter cookies, ginger cookies, nanaimo bars, brownies/fudge and coconut/cherry truffles. Of course, I tried everything...
I got some wonderful presents from Santa:
Cook books galore! I've wanted Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen for a while :)
My friends gave me this beautiful sea salt! I used it in my salted caramel and chocolate macarons
Some nice stainless steel kitchen utensils
Cause you can never have too much...
I actually have so many toblerones now it's ridiculous... I think I might bake with them, any ideas?