Christmas Baking

I love nothing more than baking around this time of the year. Filling my flat with the smells of gingerbread, cinnamon and orange is so dreamy, and what better way to do it than baking my favourite secret recipe, which I have been doing for the past 7 years – gingerbread cookies. When I have time off work I love to bake at least something and of course being the festive season it’s going to be with the most festive of spices.

Obviously this year I was even more happier to be able to use my camera to take some ever so amazing shots of the process. You are all probably wondering if I will share the recipe with you…which unfortunately I shall not (it’s not a secret recipe to just give away!) but what I will do is tell you that BBC Good Food do a bloody good gingerbread recipe  and for a while I was following this one until I found my own way and added my own ingredients to the mix.

Although my photography wasn’t glitzed with the usual blogger photo backgrounds of Christmas flat lays, I thought I did really well at capturing the cute Christmas tree copper cookie cutter (there’s a mouthful!) And indulge in capturing the moment rather than laying it all out. I love doing flat lays but sometimes it’s nice to just photograph instantly rather than set out a background or follow a theme. The dough rolled out really well this year and I was pleased to add a new addition to my cookies from last year – coloured icing! Okay, so my icing techniques could do with a little brushing up on, but it’s all the fun of it right?!

I shall also let you in on a little baking secret of mine…I don’t have scales! You may be wondering how on earth I measure out my ingredients right?! Well for some reason I have always followed the American cups conversion way. It’s actually never failed me and I still get a great end result!

As you can see I got a bit click happy but I was just happy to be able to get another blog post up this month too! What do you think? Do you like the way I decided to use Christmas tree’s instead of gingerbread men? Let me know if you do some baking this year and what you like bake at Christmas time.

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Happy Christmas! 



  1. December 27, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    I love the photos in this! I’m so happy I found your blog on Twitter this morning!

    • lilymcconnell
      December 27, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Aww thank you so much Sofia! I shall be sure to check out your blog too! Xox

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