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Holiday Baking

I had big plans for the day. Volunteer in the morning, hop on a train to Solana Beach, meet up with Julia, and go with her to Pacific Beach to get her tattoos. I was so excited, but it wasn’t in the cards. I got to the train station only to see that the trains aren’t running because it’s been raining for days (flooding, slides). But by the time I was dropped off at the station I was in a total fog from the Dayquil I had taken so I couldn’t drive. I’m still in that fog and it’s still raining, so here I am.

Here’s what I made over the weekend.

Grandma Violet’s Welsh cakes (without the currants). I don’t think I’ll be using the snowflake cookie cutters again. The snowflake “arms” were a little too fragile.

Welsh cake dough cut into snowflake shapes

Cooked Welsh cakes

Brandy balls. These were aMAZing, if I do say so myself. The recipe’s here. I used brandy instead of bourbon because that’s what Grammy had on hand.