When I was younger, every Christmas Eve we would go to church.
I wasn’t really into church, but this one was fun. We sang Christmas carols, Santa was there, we got chocolate, you know, all the important things!
When we got home from church we would lay out a plate of food for Santa and his reindeer.
We would always put out two of Mum’s shortbread biscuits, a glass of milk, and a carrot. Come to think of it, one carrot doesn’t seem enough for 12 reindeer.
On Christmas morning we would wake and fine half the milk drunk, the carrot nibbled at and one biscuit eaten, with lots of crumbs around.
It was a really fun tradition, and always added to the excitement of Christmas!
What’s your favourite childhood memory of Christmas?
- 225 gm plain flour
- 113 gm rice flour
- Pinch of salt
- 113 gm caster sugar
- 113gm butter
- Preheat oven to slow to moderate (about 160)
- Sift together flour, rice flour, salt and caster sugar.
- Rub butter in to make a soft dough, I found it needed a bit of kneading to stick together.
- Roll on board about 6mm thick.
- Cut into chosen shapes.
- Prick with fork
- Bake on greased, cold oven tray, for 15-20 mins. Until straw coloured.