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.
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
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 :
home-made mandarin Stollen (Germany)
Chionoules or snowballs (Greece)
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.