christmas

  1. ScandiBrit

    Uuni Pizza Oven for christmas!!

    Hi I got a Uuni Pizza oven from Santa. . . does anyone out there also have one of these? Richard
  2. Herbie

    Bread sauce

    Does anyone else make this? I've been getting quizzical looks when I mentioned all the breadcrumbs I was preparing for this and home made stuffing for christmas.
  3. morning glory

    Breakfast on Christmas morning?

    Do you have a special breakfast you make on Christmas morning?
  4. MypinchofItaly

    Christmas in July

    The small municipality of Vagna, in the D’Ossola valley in Piedmont region, celebrates Christmas on the second Sunday of July. This odd decision was taken in the XVII century to allow families to celebrate Christmas all together. The fathers and the oldest children, then shepherds and...
  5. murphyscreek

    Recipe & Video Christmas Cranberry Rum Balls

    Ingredients 250gms milk arrowroot biscuits (or suitable substitution) 2 cups desiccated coconut 1/4 cup good quality cocoa 1 can (395gm) sweetened condensed milk 75gms dried unsweetened cranberries Rum to taste (1-3 tbsp) Method Crush the biscuits and place in a bowl. Add one cup of the...
  6. morning glory

    Christmas presents for cooks

    Do you have a cooking related Christmas present wish list? For some reason I can't think of anything I really want that isn't stupidly expensive. Family are asking but I'm drawing a blank - it would be interesting to know what other cooks here would like to receive.
  7. T

    Christmas pudding help!!

    I have made 5 Xmas pudding today and they are on the hob steaming. The recipe suggests steaming for 3.5 hours then a further 3.5 on Xmas day. The problem is, I forgot to cover the pans for the first 1.5 hours of steaming. Should I increase the steam time by an hour or more or don’t worry...
  8. Mountain Cat

    Christmas Eve: The Feast of the Seven Fishes

    It's an Italian tradition but probably not all over Italy. Dad discovered this tradition in the 1980s sometime and although we are not Italian (and neither Dad nor I were actually Christian at this point) it sounded like a wonderful food idea to carry on. Dad actually did carry it on for close...
  9. morning glory

    Christmas Food & Drink

    Tell us what you are eating & drinking this Christmas. Photos appreciated!
  10. TastyReuben

    Christmas 2019 - Misc

    Just a thread in which to post your Christmas 2019 potpourri of thoughts and items. I'll start: I'm simmering water, apple cider, cranberries, oranges, cinnamon, cloves, and rosemary, making the house smell like Christmas!
  11. morning glory

    Cooking related Xmas gifts?

    Did you receive any cooking related Christmas presents? I was lucky enough to receive two - a deep fat frier and a book about fermenting food (of which more, later). Tell us what you received.
  12. epicuric

    Christmas leftovers

    Anyone yet started the annual search for creative uses for Christmas leftovers? I think we may be trying a turkey pie tonight.
  13. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Merry Christmas for 2018

    Here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas for 2018 from the CookingBites team.
  14. Lullabelle

    Who hangs chocolate on their Christmas tree?

    For a couple of years we hung chocolates on our Christmas tree because my very young nephew came here on Christmas day and it seemed like the right thing to do. He hasn't been here for a couple of years so we no longer bother. Does anyone on here hang chocolates on their tree?
  15. morning glory

    Christmas Nuts

    Is it a tradition in your house to have a bowl of Christmas nuts in shells? As a kid, I remember there being a bowl of nuts every Christmas with the nutcrackers poked into the bowl. We had brazils, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts. We used to eat them on Christmas Day afternoon or on Boxing Day. I...
  16. epicuric

    Driving home for Christmas

    Apologies for not contributing much of late - I've been away for most of the last three weeks. I've had Chris Rea's "Driving home for Christmas" as an ear worm for the past week, and finally it's come true! I'm home, and looking forward to getting stuck into cooking for Christmas.
  17. LadyBelle

    Mince Pies?

    Mincepies? Yes or no? I’ve just taken my first homemade ones out of the oven, but must admit I’ve worked my way though a box of shop bought ones. Do you like them? Is it a British thing(I think so?)?
  18. morning glory

    Christmas Tipples

    Are there drinks that you tend to only have at Christmas? Eggnog perhaps or Baileys - maybe a special malt whisky? There is one thing I used to always buy at Christmas but never had at any other time - Advocaat. I think for some reason it may have been the one alcoholic drink my parents had at...
  19. LadyBelle

    Christmas Pudding

    Do you make traditional Christmas pudding? Are you faithful to Stir Up Sunday or does anything go? What do you serve with it and which recipe do you use? I always make pudding (and for family members) every year, and am normally a slave to stir up Sunday but missed it this year due to illness...
  20. epicuric

    Christmas Food on TV

    I noticed today that a new channel - Christmas Food - has appeared on Freeview TV. There went another afternoon. Rick Stein, Two Fat Ladies and Nigella (altogether too many stiff peaks) classics in abundance.
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