We love a bit of baking here at Hazel End, there is a lot of pleasure to be had from cooking when you don’t have to wash up afterwards. The best time of year to indulge our baking passion is Christmas. Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and of course, mince pies, the perfect festive treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.
We had such a lovely time creating our mince pie masterpieces. It was a grey day which made our tearoom feel even more cosy, we popped on a Christmas play list, made a cuppa, and settled down to conjure up our Christmas treats.
Christmas songs, the smell of the Christmas spices, they bring back so many special memories for all of us, baking for our children, our grandchildren, for family parties and school fayres, we share our stories as we bake and the time flies.
We are very excited about Christmas, excited about up-coming parties, entertainers, Christmas films and cosy nights. We are looking forward to visits from our families, our friends, swapping gifts and eating far more than we should, there is a lot planned but for now we are content with a cup of tea and a homemade mince pie, hot from the oven.