Monday, 21 December 2009

Ten posts to Christmas: The last of the baking

I had a whiskey and a mince pie to celebrate baking the mince pies and the rose and almond shortbread.
In our house the children always leave a mince pie and a whiskey for Father Christmas.
My mother started this tradition in our family when I was about 8 and read in some book or other that we should leave biscuits and a glass of milk out for Santa. My mother decided Santa would like whiskey more than milk. Once I became a Santa I really appreciated her good sense. Whiskey is good at about 1 or 2 am when all the presents are finally wrapped and set out around the tree or at the foot of the children's beds.

Shortbread baked, cooled and packed.

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