Thursday, 17 December 2015


Its getting close to Christmas so am busy baking cookies mum's recipe, everyone  loves them....Remember when Mum came here for a holiday so that she could spend some time with her grand-children and at Christmas time she baked broas de mel (((black treacle cookies))) They loved them, and they always refereed to them as Vavo's Biscuits although now they are Tia Ana's in theory.

Few years later on one of Mum's  many visits I asked her for the recipe and she told me of the top of her head I wrote it down and have been making them every Christmas, it has become a tradition.
I always start baking on the first week of December for two weeks the house smells of cinnamon, ginger and freshly baked cookies.... it smells and feels like Christmas should, it takes me back to my childhood  when Mum used to bake them....

All the cookies are baked and its time to box them up, and post to my family here in England since I am the only one that has kept the tradition going, my nieces and nephews are all grown up but they still love them and so do their children, my friends love them also, so they to get some at Christmas.

Now am going to be very busy baking the cakes although I won't be posting them thank goodness,  since I am only baking them just for us, hubby makes me smile, when I go in the kitchen he asks so what are you doing now, and I smile back because he always says the same thing((( what not more biscuits)))  he say's that I am mad, for doing all this baking and then spend the time boxing and going down to the post office. But to me that's what Christmas is all about the giving sharing just like when we were children back home.

 My little Granddaughter also loves them. Jennifer and Mia have been asking for them, but I have made them wait until now although they have tested them so am sure the wait has been worth...
Broas de mel


  1. Hi Ana - enjoy the time with the family and traditions are meant to be kept for the special day .. the 'Broas de Me!' ... look so good. All the very best and Happy Christmas - cheers Hilary

  2. Thank you Hilary Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New year....