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Holiday baking

Discussion in 'Christmas Food' started by novelist, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. novelist

    novelist Mistletoeologist MMC Lifer

    :sparkle:Has anyone started, or when do you plan on doing your holiday baking? I started this weekend with baking pumpkin bread. I made two loaves yesterday, and two loaves this morning. The ones I made yesterday have walnuts in them, today's bread has chocolate chips added. I froze all four loaves, much to the disappointment of my husband. This is a new recipe, and we'll have the first loaf on Thanksgiving morning.Another loaf will be served on Christmas morning. I plan on baking Christmas cookies to, but that will have to wait until my decorating is done. I'm not in as much of a hurry to get my baking done, as I don't put the cookies out until Christmas Eve.
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  2. Courtney

    Courtney Just "Merry-ed"! MMC Lifer

    Not yet. Which feels weird because I've usually made something by now. I'm just having a really tough time getting into the spirit this year, and it bums me out. :/ Maybe I will throw some pumpkin bread in the oven this week, maybe it will help. It does sound pretty good. :)
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  3. Virginia

    Virginia Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    I love to cook but this early I start stocking up on all the fantastic foods available in the shops so I can have something festive with my cuppa every night while I do all my planning. Absolutely love Pfeffernüsse and all the varieties of gingerbread.
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  4. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor Christmas Crew MMC Lifer

    I bake all the time but no I havent started my holiday baking. I have been stocking up on everything I need to do my holiday baking which I do in Dec.
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  5. XmasFlora

    XmasFlora Tinsel Straightener MMC Member


    I have not started my holiday baking yet. Next weekend I plan to bake my fruitcake. I always like it to mature for some weeks with a little cream sherry and a little orange liquor, I buy one of those mini bottles for this.:dance:
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  6. novelist

    novelist Mistletoeologist MMC Lifer

    :dance:Since starting this thread, I baked pumpkin bread last weekend, four loaves. One of the loaves, I'll take out of the freezer Wed, and we'll have it with breakfast Thanksgiving morning.
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  7. XmasFlora

    XmasFlora Tinsel Straightener MMC Member

    Baked my fruitcake this past wednesday. I add some sweet sherry once a week.

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  8. sugar142286

    sugar142286 North Pole's RN MMC Lifer

    I baked a good bit for Thanksgiving and bake occasionally during the holidays. I love to bake.

    As for actual holiday baking, I don't do very much - my mom and brother get together to have a day at it - I will help them if it's my weekend off, but if never seems to be. I will make some cookies and maybe some fudge, but they will go all out - cookies, candy, fudge, chex mix. There is enough for all of us to share!

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  9. angelpugs

    angelpugs Christmasologist Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    It's my busiest time from before thanksgiving to christmas,i bake all kinds of goodies and i make my own confections,as i've already started stocking for it all.:blinky:

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  10. DoYouHearWhatIHear

    DoYouHearWhatIHear Mrs. Claus' Executive Assistant MMC Premiere Member

    This thread reminds me I need to be looking up new recipes for this year!! Thanks angelpugs!
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  11. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    We have "candy day" at my Moms every year - usually on a Sunday. Everybody makes 1 or 2 types of candy & we divide it all up so we have nice candy trays to give to our neighbors, etc. I also have "cookie day" with my friend & her kids at our house, we cut out & icing Christmas cookies. Both are so much fun! Plus I make some extra things on my own.
    Cookie day
    Candy Day: (not everyone is in the pic - we usually have 10-15 people in the kitchen!) :)
    And last year friends got together to make candy canes & santa's
  12. snowflake22

    snowflake22 *Harlowe's Mom* MMC Lifer Louann Jeffries Award

    Ahhhh! I remember these, too! YUM!!! I'm so hungry for sweets now :p
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  13. angelpugs

    angelpugs Christmasologist Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    How yummy,i get alot of my ideas from pinterest,of course i have some of my grandmothers recipes to.:ornarment

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  14. The PinProject

    The PinProject Christmas Fan MMC Member

    I film youtube tutorials so I usually like to get a head start on my videos so I will be filming starting next week and my friends/family get to enjoy christmas early haha
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  15. Holiday

    Holiday North Pole Resident MMC Lifer Alum

    Now I'm excited to start Christmas baking again!!! :)
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