If your not into baking- I do hope you'll enjoy the photos-
An even better idea if you have time-
The close up above of a Tea Plant reminds me of the Christmas candy my mom would buy-
shaped like ribbons..do you remember those?
Here is a recipe for those who enjoy something home made as well as festive.
Trust me, it's delicious and easy!
Candy Cane Bread:
This comes out of an old cook book I've worn out-
(Breads)- by Sharon Tyler Herbst
Most of the photos had to wait in my draft so I could really make this first..(last night in fact).
Basic sweet yeast dough
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter melted
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
3 & 1/4- 3 & 3/4 cup flour
Let your yeast and water stand while you mix sugar, eggs, butter (real), sour cream, vanilla & salt.
Add 1 & 1/2 to 2 cups flour then mix on med. speed of electric mixer for 2 min.
Knead for about 4-6 min and set it to rise for about 1 & 1/2 hours
Candy canes is all I used as I didn't fuss with anything else?
You can turn it into a pretty wreath or C Cane shape~
Cut the dough, crush them and sprinkle in-be-tween ropes, then braid.
Let it rise for another hour or less then bake at 350 for 25 min.