Monday, December 27, 2010

Treat of the Week: A Cozy Christmas Cottage

There’s nothing cozier than a snow-covered cottage at Christmastime—white smoke billowing from the chimney as the decorations twinkle in the ice. Unless, of course, that cottage is made from a moist, luxurious ginger cake—as is the case of this delicious cottage which my mother baked and decorated for dessert on Christmas Day.
This cute confection consists of a tender, light ginger cake which has been baked in a mould resembling a wee house. How she manages to get this out of the mould without cracking off the tops of the trees is beyond me, but that’s the skill of an excellent baker.

It’s as delicious as it is adorable. And, just the sight of it reduces everyone to a joyful child. I must accurately quote myself as having said, “I want a tree!”


Jason said...

Wow, what a gorgeous and delicious-looking house. Your mother is a baking genius. Happy holidays!

Joseph Crisalli said...

Thank you, Jason! Happy holidays to you! I hope you're having a great week!