Christmas baking has been fully underway for two weeks now. Gingerbread houses for our young friends to decorate, cookies for co-workers and neighbours, and now prepping for our Christmas party on Saturday night.
I got up early today to make more whipped shortbread, as it seems I never make enough. Note for next year: just make two double batches and be done with it!
I used to make a whackload of truffles, but in recent years I've found them to be too labourious and expensive to make. On a whim, I decided to make a bar that I've never baked for Christmas. I was tired of florentines, shortbread and nanaimo bars ( well, not totally! )
With the ingredients I had on hand and with my Mum coming on the spur of the moment - Hermit Bars! I usually make then in the winter, when something spicy and homey is the antidote to dreary, cold days. This recipe is from Martha Stewart Living - the only thing I've changed is to eliminate the candied ginger as Hubby is not a fan and I've used a twelve by twelve pan instead of the 10x15 called for.
the butterscotchy drizzle is super yummy!
Link to the RECIPE
chewy, spicy and full of raisins.