Few things are more magical than the mix between bread and Christmas. It’s magical to make bread and it gets even more impressive if it’s in the shape of a Christmas bread wreath with spices, walnuts and raisins. I made this recipe because it’s one of the recipes that you guys asked from me on Instagram when I asked what you wanted to learn for Christmas. So mission accomplished ;)….
Turkey is the king at your Christmas table. And how can it not be if it’s super tasty and is joined by a delicious sauce. For me a Christmas table can have different side dishes every year but if there’s something I’m not over yet is turkey. So here I try to give you all the tips and tricks so that you can get a perfect, tasty, juicy oven roasted turkey to share with your loved ones.
Salads with a sweet touch are the perfect pairing for turkey. This Christmas salad has pears, cranberries, fennel, spinach and almonds… Just YUM. And to top all of that it’s dressed with a lime and honey vinaigrette. …
When I was a little girl I loved to turn on the Christmas tree at night (my mom had this GORGEOUS tree with gold ornaments) and have a mug of hot chocolate and a bit of panettone. As years have gone by I’ve changed the panettone for Christmas cakes or loafs that are full of spices and nuts. You definitely need to make this Christmas bundt cake for your gatherings with friends and family; they’ll love it.
Are you a sweet potato or a potato potato person during Christmas? I have to admit I’m a potato person. Maybe I’ve eaten sweet potato so much I’m already over it, but I just prefer to get my sweet dose elsewhere. These crispy baked potatoes are perfect because they’re first cooked in water and then placed in the oven where they get this lovely colour and texture: crispy outside and really soft on the inside.
Is there anything more christmasy than cookies? I loooove the smell that comes out of the oven when they’re ready and the way they make the perfect company for a coffee or hot chocolate. It’s also great to share them with our family and the people we love. This time I made shortbread style cookies which are really buttery and melt in your mouth, but I also added some spices to them for some extra Christmas flavour.
This hot chocolate is too yummy. It’s not just dissolved cocoa but actual melted dark chocolate with milk. It’s the kind that you find in European Christmas markets and I LOVE IT. You’ll specially like it if you’re into chocolate. I like it with whipped cream (if I’m cheating my diet I do it all the way!) and marshmallows. I also tried it with also marshmallows and it works amazing as well….
– So you want salad?
– Of course! It looks amazing
Salad should not only be on your Christmas table to reduce the guilt factor, we have to enjoy it as well! Make it yummy, full of flavour, with sweet, crunchy and colourful components. What I like the most in this salad are the crunchy prosciutto pieces. It goes really crunchy, like bacon would (although I don’t fancy bacon that much :O) but thinner and more delicate. I also mix 2 dressings: one made of lime, a bit of mustard and olive oil and another one which is balsamic glaze or reduced balsamic vinegar which has a nice sweetness to it….
I must say that, in general, my experience decorating cookies hasn’t been very good. One of the main reasons is because I’m really impatient (“uh…. that should work”) and the other reason is that I didn’t know some tips that are very useful to get rid of the urge to toss the tray of cookies in the bin….