Phew! Made it. Christmas started Wednesday night 7.00 p.m. when the last customer went out through the front door.
The absolutely fabulous Yr Ardd Fadarch Focaccia stuffed full of Cynan Jones’ shiitakes fresh and dried.
A Pain de Noel, which is just a slightly up-market version of my Brioche Provencale. For this the preserved fruits are soaked in cognac and orange juice. I know dried fruits like currants and raisins will pretty much double in weight when soaked, but I was surprised by how much the preserved fruits (papaya and pineapple) absorbed.
And finally, as a balance to all this rich stuff, good old plain Pain de Campagne.
Best wishes to everyone.