Ideas for a Sweet Xmas – Gâteaux de Noël


(Osaka cake)

You probably think I’m big fan of Christmas. Actually, I couldn’t care less, it’s only the bottom of the year, the time with the shortest days. What I really like is there are so many Christmas food, particularly sweets, from so many places.
It’s fun to try to make them.

Snow-flake

Kurisumasu keeki 2012

charlotte kurisumasu keeki

rose cranberry panettone

Easy Yule logs :


bûche forêt noire


bûche aux marrons glacés

The tradition of Provence with the 13 desserts :

13 retro desserts

honey walnut iced nougat

These cakes are not only for this occasion, but many like to invite them :

snow flake cake


Marquises au chocolat


Gâteau Mont-Blanc antillais (coconut layered cake)

With the coffee, you need many mignardises :


Schwowebredele (the traditional Xmas cookie of Alsace, make them in many shapes and flavor)

black sugar nonnettes (yeast)
Mandarin orange nonnettes (baking powder)

Biscotti de Noël


Truffes au chocolat


Calissons


Pâtes de fruit


Pralines au chocolat

Hot wine revisited :


jelly spiced wine pears

lait de poule (French eggnog)

This is what we have in Japan :


kurisumasu ke-ki (how to bake a Japanese Xmas cake)


Ichigo daifuku mochi (Winter wagashi)


kuri kinton (marron sweet)

Over the world :


Bibingka (Philippines)


Povitica (Slovenia)

home-made mandarin Stollen (Germany)


Chionoules or snowballs (Greece)

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I have not made these two, I’ve just received them. The white is of course a German Stollen.

Berawecka (Alsacian “pear bread”, fruit cake). I’m very serious. It’s very healthy. It’s mostly made of fruit like those “health fruit bars” I see on many health blogs.

I had to check the quality. You want to know ? Of course, that’s totally decadent and not healthy at all. Mmmmm… Well, I’ll try to keep some for Christmas.