Officially, at least in my country, Christmas is NOT over. Somehow, we start in September and go on until the first Sunday of January of the coming year! So the stores still have their Christmas decorations and displays, as well as their Christmas music blaring.
As for me, I did very little Christmas baking/cooking, if at all. I had asked hubby if he wanted fruitcake (he usually did) but lo and behold, he asked me to hold off on making fruitcake. Meanwhile I anticipated his saying yes and already bought some mixed dried fruit and mixed glazed fruit! I thought, oh well, I could always make something else later on and simply stuck the stuff in the fridge.
But as soon as Christmas day passed, I got an urge to get into the kitchen and do something.
This is what I came up with… considering I already had some “Christmas” fruit mix in the fridge.
Just in time too, for New Year’s Day lunch, when my mom and 2 brothers came over for a meal.
As usual, I chose a no-knead bread… and of course, from my favorite book – The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
The recipe can be found here. (I halved the recipe.)