What would Christmas be without the smell of baking circling around the kitchen and the giving of gifts to those you love? Australia always seems to be a little at odds with itself at Christmas time. There are festive decorations in the cities, songs about snow, ice and mulled wine, but all the while the sun continues to blaze outside and scorch the streets and everyone is planning their summer holidays. It has taken me almost 6 years to adjust to Christmas in the heat, I’m not entirely sure that I ever will, but that doesn’t mean that I have to miss out on the smells and joy of Christmas baking. A lot of Australians spend Christmas day having roast dinners at home with family and friends; even if the temperature reaches over 30C. What can I say; those European first settlers’s traditions persist! My Mother in Law is German and she is an expert at making ‘Gutzi’s, so much so, that she has included a selection of wheat free biscuits especially for me at Christmas time. I’m a lucky lady.