It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. This is my all-time favourite time of year when it comes to soul-soothing baking. There is a chill in the air, and those warming flavours of spices, orange, cranberry and nuts sate the cravings we start to feel at this time of year. Part of my new job involves, starting this week, creating weekly dessert features. But, I didn’t want to jump the holiday train (sleigh?) too early with intense hits of nutmeg and cinnamon, so this week was a great one to ease into the flavours of the season.