Pumpkin and spices, what a perfect mix for the season. Ideal for Thanksgiving, and just about perfect for Christmas as well. The mix of flavors here is rich and complex. The pumpkin and the molasses bring sweetness. The spices balance the sweetness. The currants and sultanas provide texture. It’s a flawless balance.
Christmas Cookies Are for Blogging
The other day, I had a craving. I wasn’t sure if I wanted oatmeal cookies, or peanut butter ones. I did know I wanted chocolate chips (who wouldn’t?). Then it occured to me that mixing the three together might make for a fantastic way to satisfy my craving. And it did! What a trinity: peanut butter oatmeal and chocolate chips, in a word: Awesome
Here’s another recipe going back to my childhood, that my grand-mother used to make. She taught me the recipe for this upside down raspberry pudding when I was 7 or 8 years old, and it’s remained a favourite of mine since. Great eaten warm, freshly out of the oven, or out of the fridge for breakfast if you are so enclined!