For today I’m making a selection of the dishes for Christmas. I’m revising the Christmas menu for this year today and it’s a perfect way to see what options I have that I didn’t think about. Snowflake biscuits with cinnamon, the one I made was huge, but a smaller size would be just as nice.
I wanted to make a batch of peanut butter biscuits for some time and I think they look really festive. As I also got the Christmas cookie cutters from Ikea and I wanted to try them. Animal-shapped biscuits, especially the moose and the baby bear, are so appropriate for Christmas. I loved the flavour and
I made these mince pies as a treat when my husband and I were decorating the tree. I should say the dog did help, by sniffing the branches and, after that, sniffing his gifts underneath the tree every single day. I can’t say I blame him, I can’t wait to unwrap my gifts too. Ingredients
For St. Nicholas Day I prepared two Dutch desserts, these Pepernoot and Krestkrans. Pepernoot are spiced biscuits and their name comes from, as you can imagine, pepper-nuts. I liked them a lot, although they might be a little hard. It’s the first time I use black pepper in a dessert and I loved it so
Kerstkrans is a Dutch cake made for celebrating St. Nicholas Day. There are some traditional biscuits too, I made them and I’m going to share the recipe for those in a couple of days. You can read about St. Nicholas Day and traditions regarding this day on my lifestyle blog: ancaslifestyle. Krestkrans is made with
I am thinking of Christmas bakes for a while now and I got a lot of fondant decoration tools to help me. While I was baking along the Bake Off I had the opportunity to use fondant and it was the push I needed. Now I’m more than happy to try to make interesting decorations
I bought some Chestnuts because I really wanted to cook with them. I thought of a pie, but when I didn’t have loads of time I’ve ended up with a Chestnut and Brussels sprouts side dish for some vegan sausages. This recipe is vegan too and also delicious. I used only 3 spoons of oil,