I’m officially on holidays (and not a moment too soon!) and will be hanging out in France for the next two weeks. One of the things I like to do when I’m here to relax is bake. I know I hear some of you asking why on earth I would want to be baking when that’s something that I do “for work” through the year. Well, truth be told, baking *not* for the blog but for pleasure (or for other people) is my own personal kitchen yoga. I love nothing more that pottering around the kitchen trying new recipes or revisiting old favourites and in that spirit, for today’s French Fridays post, I bring you a few favourite holiday baking projects you might like to try from the Around my French Table archives.
First up, why not change up your holiday shortbread with these cocoa sablés…
Don’t fancy those?How about a classic buttery shortbread dipped in chocolate?
Looking for something with holiday spices to make your house smell amazing? How about some classic speculoos cookies?
Interested in a more challenging baking project? How about trying your hand at tuiles?
If you’re all done your holiday cookie baking and are looking for something a little different for your holiday dessert, how about an orange-almond tart to end your festive meal (still one of my favourites from Around my French Table).
If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you might need something a little lighter for your holiday dessert -what about this fruity terrine for something completely different?
If the idea of a giant cookie for dessert sounds good, this Gâteau Basque (basically two giant cookies filled with jam) might be more your style…
Perhaps the most festive French dessert of all is a Bûche de Noël – here’s a gingerbread version that will wow your holiday guests (ok so this one is from Baking Chez Moi so technically it’s not a French Fridays archive but it’s too festive to not include!)
(psst: looking for a last minute gift?)
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