Advent 2019 #7: Sweet Success

I feel the need in today’s post to provide a ‘Christmas Prep Fail’ update. After round one was a total fail, I went back to the drawing board. (Is it to be back to the kitchen? Yes it was 🙂 )

Second time round, I opted for gingerbread biscuits, seeing that there was a recipe in my recently purchased December edition of Super Food Ideas (p.96).

It was a bit of a multi-step process. First the pot with the sugar, syrup, bi-carb and butter. Then the sifting of flour, baking powder, allspice and ginger (how good does ground ginger smell?). Then it’s mixed all together and divided in half, to be placed as two discs in the fridge for an hour (or a few days if it’s me).


Then it’s baking time. This was the part that concerned me (due to Wednesday’s post) but I managed to come through unscathed this time!

Then I let the biscuits cool (again for a few days) before I iced them. And voila…


Second time round and all my sins have been erased.

Which, I might just add, is (sort of) the message of Christmas.

He died on a cross when he was 33, but it was a bit of a multi-step process. It included being born and placed in a manger, because there was no room in the inn. Every step along the way was important, including his birth at Christmas.

Enjoy your gingerbread biscuits this Christmas (I know I will). But enjoy more the knowledge that all your sins can be erased because God turned up on earth, on that first Christmas night.

Yours in gingerbread baking,


Photo by Oleg Zaicev on

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