I still managed to bake something new this year, though I didn't fulfill the entire list.
These are cranberry shortbreads. The dough gets soft very fast so for some of them, I had to make snowball type cookies.
I attended a cookie workshop at Sugar Inc some time back and learnt the techniques of making royal icing using meringue powder. I did tried this on my own before but after attending this workshop, I'm able to do it much better. :) So I gotto try it out on my x'mas cookies this year. My friends were delighted when they saw these cute decorated cookies!
Another new item i baked this year was christmas stollen. Used the recipe from my trusted 孟老师的100道面包. You can find the recipe in Elyn's blog as well. :)
Brandy mixed with orange juice-soaked dried fruits. I used mainly cranberries, raisins and currants.
I love to eat these toasted almonds on its own!
Made two loaves dusted with icing sugar
I find these bread rather oily because quite a high amount of butter is used. They were a tad too moist as well. I later realised I need to pat-dry the soaked berries well, which I didn't. :P Overall, it's a very delicious bread with the generous helping of berries.
Wanna wish everyone a HAPPY 2010!! May all have a good year ahead! :D