Christmas provides me with the perfect reason (read that as excuse!) for baking. It’s far more socially acceptable to take trays of cakes to the office and to bake more decadent dishes for guests.
This recipe from Joy the Baker (total baking goddess for those of you who are not aware) is a doddle to create. I followed the leaving overnight process (so started it on Christmas day- geek!) and baked it ready for our boxing day guests arrival. The hardest part I found was when the dough has been cut into strips is layering it up; the dough tends to stretch. A lot. This was swiftly rectified by using a palette knife!