Grandma’s Cookies: My Love for Baking
Many of us have something they associate their Grandma with; maybe it’s a signature scent, a certain brand of biscuit or even a style of cardigan. For me, it’s baking. Every visit to Grandma involved endless baking, hours of laughing and arguments between my siblings and when it came to licking the spoon. We would also debate who made the best cakes, however it was always me of course. Baking takes me back to being a young, convincing my grandma that I was a big enough girl to put the baked treats in the oven. Nothing quite makes me smile like remembering her delicious cookies; how the chocolate chips oozed out when you took a bite. No matter how hard I try, I cannot recreate them, and as much as I beg, granny wont share the secret recipe!
Its not just me who has a passion for baking. With thanks to shows such as the Great British Bake Off, we as a country have fallen in love with traditional baking once more. For the last few months, with no choice but to stay home, amateur bakers all over the country have gotten their Mary Berry on, filing their homes with amazing smells of freshly baked scones and cakes. And let’s be honest, fattening their loved ones up with as much cake as they can eat throughout lockdown.
At Harrison Cropper Garstang Gift Shop, the thing we love most about our Garstang Village is how traditional it is. During the day, the air is filled with the aroma of fresh baked goods, forever making our tummy’s growl! There’s nothing more tempting then than a fresh cake or biscuit, and we love that people are finding their passion for baking once more.
With that in mind, we have an array of beautiful baking accessories that’d make a wonderful gift for a loved one who enjoys baking, or perhaps even yourself.
We stock a wide range of beautiful aprons to protect your clothes from pesky splashes of flour. Our favourite apron for dog lovers is the Country Matters Sleeping Lab apron, which features a gorgeous black Labrador puppy.
For fans of Voyage Maison, we have the stylish Venatu Pheasant apron available in three stunning colourways, allowing the wearer to bake in style. This apron is ideal for country and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
Every top baker knows the importance of protecting their fingers from burns. Luckily, we have a stunning range of luxury oven gloves and matching tea towels in store and online. We love local brand Mosney Mill for their beautiful oven glove and tea towel designs. One of our favourites is the Bee and Stripe Double Oven Glove, not only does it look beautiful hanging in your kitchen, but it has a thick towel backing and steam proof lining to protect your hands. The matching Bee and Stripe Tea Towel is equally as gorgeous, plus who wouldn’t want their kitchen accessories to match!
If you watch The Great British Bake Off, you know how important it is to display your baked treats beautifully, it’s the finishing touch to show off your hard work! Our Mosney Mill Edgar Green Hare Rabbit Stand is ideal for displaying your cakes and biscuits. With two tiers, this country style cake stand is made from a quality white China and features playful rabbits in the long grass.
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