Oh dear, it’s been a crazy last few weeks with me travelling for work and trying to get all the Christmas stuff sorted for next week. Blogging has been on the back burner as I’ve hardly been home, unfortunately. And I miss sharing recipes.
When I started this blog, I never realised how much it would become a part of who I am. Last year, I posted a few recipes here and there, mostly for family and friends. Now, this humble blog has readers in over 100 countries.
Being a part of the food blogging community has given me a great sense of pride. If you’ve ever used a recipe from a blog, and it’s turned out perfectly – you’ll know what I mean. I am constantly in awe of the food bloggers around the world who research, test, photograph, painstakingly detail and then share their favourite recipes. There’s a generosity of spirit and a love of sharing good food.
So this Christmas, think of your favourite food bloggers. They’ll never ask for your gratitude, but I know my table has been enriched with their food and their stories. These days I cook from blogs more than I do from my cookbooks, and that’s saying something because I have a whole lot of cookbooks.
Anyway, here’s a recipe that’s great to share as a side to Christmas pudding, or any day of the week in summer – and don’t worry if you don’t have brandy, you don’t (really) need brandy to make brandy snaps.