Is there anything more comforting at this time of year than gingerbread? I had my first Gingerbread Latte of the year the other day and I instantly knew I had to make these cupcakes again.
Orange and Cranberry Shortbread
A really easy way to make the house feel a bit more festive is to have some homemade Christmas biscuits ready for when you have unexpected visitors. I love having these available as they are so easy to make and they store well.
Don’t shoot the messenger but Christmas is coming and fast! If you want to enjoy a traditional Christmas Cake with your loved ones this year, you need to start the preparations soon! We are talking really soon, this weekend would be ideal!
The reason we need to make it so far in advance is because it needs time to sit, be fed with alcohol and mature. This cake is easy to make and just requires you to soak the fruit in brandy the night before and then mix and bake in the morning. By morning the raisins, currents and cranberries will have plumped up adding an extra tasty touch