The holidays have past, but the thought of a Christmas treat in Germany has just poked me - Lebkuchen.
These are specialty cake cookies that are often included in the Weihnachtzeit celebration.
I was wondering if anybody has tried these or better, made them.
There is a tradition that takes place in a small village in Piedmont, Val D'Ossola, that has always made me smile.
Christmas celebrated in July.
The small municipality of Vagna, in the D’Ossola valley, Piedmont, celebrates Christmas on the second Sunday of July every year since XVII century...
What did you really want for Christmas?
I could tell you that I wanted a Canon EOS R5 and accessories, but that will come in time. That camera has been on back order for some time now anyway.
What I wanted is to see my fellow Americans wise up to long term consequences of the continued...
Ok, for folks who are cooking for Christmas, what're you making? We're planning on:
Standing rib roast
Cauliflower cheese (a whole roasted head)
Christmas pud and sauce (Harrod's)
We'll also have nibbles during the day (raw veggies and such to dip) and...
I love salads and what a fun way to make it festive!
Crisp, fresh lettuce
Satisfying chicken and hits of flavorful bacon
Chopped hard-boiled eggs
A little spicy red onion and plenty of creamy avocado
Pretty cherry tomato “ornaments”
A final sprinkling of blue cheese “snow”...
I think half the challenge of buying gifts is choosing the right thing for the right people. With that in mind I thought it might be an idea to have a thread that we could share some of the food related presents we’ll be gifting to the food lovers in our lives.
I’ve still got a few people to...
Serves 12-16 (two oven sheets) | Dough rising time 5-6 hours, preparation & baking time 30 minutes
This is a focaccia-inspired buttermilk flatbread.
1000 ml/~1000 g buttermilk (or 750 ml milk and 250 ml crème fraîche/700 ml milk and 300 ml yoghourt)
We have a thread for favorite Christmas music so I thought a Favorite Christmas Movies thread would be fun too!
One of my favorites is "Silent Night" starring Linda Hamilton (mom in "Terminator" movies). It's based on a true story of a woman (Hamilton) and her young son who accepts soldiers...
We stopped the tradition of baking for friends when my Mum died. Before we moved I gave my loved collection of Alan Silverwood bake ware to one of the few local schools that had cooking classes.
We bought a 15 cm spring form for the pork pie and both agreed although it was late we would start...
I listen to Christmas music when cooking food for our family gathering.
My favorite is Manheim Steamroller's arrangement of Silent Night. I get goose bumps when the strings kick in.
I like all of their Christmas music.
I am enamored with...
This is not a thread for those who loathe Christmas,
But for elves, reindeer, santas, fairy folk and happy fellas
For those who start early in the year
Decorating their tree and spreading Christmas cheer
What are you putting on the menu
What are you going to do?
Okay, this may be a...
A bit of fun for Christmas and very easy to make if you use ready rolled puff pastry. I think next time I'd increase the amount of sausage meat as I think the wreath would look better a bit fatter!
Puff pastry (home made or ready rolled)
300g good quality pork sausages
Christmas cake with clementines and cinnamon
Contains dairy products, eggs, almonds and pistachios
This is a drier cake with steamed clementines, intense cinnamon flavor, pistachios and almonds. You can baste the cake with e.g. rum, gin, Cointreau, Bailey’s, heavy cream or orange juice when...
I credit Burt Blank for this post. :laugh:
What you need:
1 whole baking tray sized sheet puff pastry
1 350 g jar mince meat (you know, the fruity type)
Powdered sugar & powdered aniseed (mixed)
Beaten egg in a cup
Bad folding skills
1) Heat the oven to 200 celcius upper and lower heat. Put...
Halloween - Our area announced they are allowing trick-or-treating this year. That seems bizarre since our state isn't fully open and passing out candy to a long line of kids seems like unnecessary risks for all parties involved. All of our schools aren't even open yet.
Thanksgiving - I know...