1. flyinglentris


    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.
  2. MypinchofItaly

    Christmas in July

    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...
  3. flyinglentris

    What Did You Really Want For Christmas?

    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...
  4. TastyReuben

    Christmas Meal 2020

    Ok, for folks who are cooking for Christmas, what're you making? We're planning on: Standing rib roast Yorkshire puds Roasted potatoes Cauliflower cheese (a whole roasted head) Gravy Christmas pud and sauce (Harrod's) We'll also have nibbles during the day (raw veggies and such to dip) and...
  5. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video German Potato Pancakes - Christmas Market Reibekuchen + Herb Quark Dip recipe

    Christmas Market Reibekuchen + Herb Quark Dip recipe View: Ingredients 500 g grated potatoes 1 medium size onion 1 egg 1 tbsp corn starch 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper Vegetable oil for frying Instructions Grate the potatoes into thin strips Squeeze out the...
  6. flyinglentris

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    It's December 15th and Christmas Day falls on the 25th. Therefore, the Ten Days of Christmas begins tomorrow. Do you honor that song with your special somebody?
  7. mjd

    Cobb Salad ("Christmas Tree")

    I love salads and what a fun way to make it festive! Cobb salad: 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”...
  8. LadyBelle

    Foodie Gifts for Christmas (or whenever).

    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...
  9. Hemulen

    Recipe Christmas Flatbread

    Christmas Flatbread Serves 12-16 (two oven sheets) | Dough rising time 5-6 hours, preparation & baking time 30 minutes This is a focaccia-inspired buttermilk flatbread. Dough ingredients 1000 ml/~1000 g buttermilk (or 750 ml milk and 250 ml crème fraîche/700 ml milk and 300 ml yoghourt) 1200...
  10. mjd

    Favorite Christmas Movies

    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...
  11. Burt Blank

    Christmas Pudding

    The pictorial journey starts here. Macerating of the dried fruit overnight.
  12. Burt Blank

    Christmas cake

    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...
  13. ElizabethB

    Your favorite Christmas music

    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. View: I like all of their Christmas music. I am enamored with...
  14. Windigo

    The wrong and ( too) early Christmas exitement thread

    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...
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Sausage Roll Wreath

    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! Ingredients Puff pastry (home made or ready rolled) 300g good quality pork sausages 1/2 tsp...
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  17. Hemulen

    Recipe Christmas cake with clementines and cinnamon

    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...
  18. Windigo

    Recipe Burnt caramel mince pastries

    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...
  19. mjd

    Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas

    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...
  20. Sticky Fingers

    Going to cook my Christmas cakes tomorrow

    I am a little late for my Christmas cakes, normally cook them in August, I follow a Mary Berry recipe but never stick to it. I always add something. When do you start yours?
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