Martha's Christmas bakes

'It's the best time of year for baking' says Weekend columnist and Bake Off 2014 star, Martha Collison

Martha Collison

I love Christmas. It’s when everyone seems so happy. Then there’s the baking. For me, it’s all about the flavours and the smells – the spices, the gingerbreads... Even when I’m coming up with my own twists and variations on festive classics, I like to use interesting Christmassy ideas. I usually start the Christmas bakes in late November or early December. The Yuletide music goes on in the background, the candy canes come out and off I go!