A Taste of Christmas

Kevin and I are beginning to get a bit excited – our big trip to the US is now just two weeks away! Having booked our flights way back in March the adventure has seemed very, very far away for a very, very long time, so being a countable number of days out from our departure date is a refreshing change.

But we still have a lot to get done before we leave little old New Zealand – early Christmas celebrations with family, final catch-ups with friends, trip related errands, non-trip related errands, packing… The list is so long it looks a little endless! So this weekend was spent ticking as many things off the list as we could.

After nailing a good number of errands yesterday morning, I spent the afternoon holed up in the kitchen beginning my Christmas baking. I’ll be sharing the things I make with you over the next couple of weeks, so I hope you’re in the festive mood! If you’re more in the eating mood, then click here and enter my Christmas giveaway – you can win a bag filled with these homemade treats!

One thing I made yesterday was peppermint marshmallow – officially one of the most delicious things in the world. After making passionfruit marshmallow a month or so ago, I was totally pumped to make this Christmassy version. If you’ve never made marshmallow before, you should definitely start with this recipe – even though boiling glucose and using a sugar thermometer sounds a little intimidating, it’s actually incredibly simple to make. Click here for the recipe.

To give the marshmallow a little more of a festive feel, I decided to marble the top with red food colouring. This was as easy as randomly dropping food colouring onto freshly poured marshmallow, then pulling a knife through them and swirling it around a little. It gives the marshmallow a bit of a candy cane look, don’t you think?

What are you baking this Christmas?

Kirsten
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