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Christmas antipasto wreath – holiday appetizer idea

If you are looking for an idea for an easy but effective appetizer for Christmas or New Year’s Eve dinner, I have just what you need: antipasto wreath! This wreath is super easy to assemble and amazes with a selection of delicious cheeses, fresh and dried fruit, sauces and appetizers. As you can see it […]

Cakes

Christmas green velvet poundcake

This Christmas green velvet poundcake is very simple and quick to prepare, super soft and fun to eat. This fluffy cake is covered with a cream cheese frosting that together with slices of fresh or frozen fruit adds a tart note. The plumcake itself is a very simple vanilla cake, with a delicate flavor and […]

Cookies

Italian biscotti Cantucci with almonds and spices

If like me you love hard and not too sweet cookies, these Italian biscotti (cantucci) with almonds and Christmas spices are perfect for you. I modified the traditional cantuccini recipe by adding some olive oil and Christmas spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg. The spices make these biscotti very aromatic and together with […]

Dessert

Triple chocolate panna cotta that melts in your mouth

This triple chocolate panna cotta is so light and delicate that it melts in your mouth. I have several types of panna cotta on the blog but I must admit this is one of the best. It is super creamy thanks to a balance between cream and gelatine and not too sweet thanks to the […]

Cookies

Cardamom and lemon Christmas cookies

These cardamom and lemon Christmas cookies are sweet and with the strong spiced scent and flavor. They are rich in honey and spices such as ginger, cinnamon and cardamom which makes them very fragrant and slightly spicy. They are also enriched with lemon zest and a sweet, but also slightly sour glaze prepared with powdered […]

Pies

Mazariner – Swedish almond mini tarts

These mini Swedish almond tarts called Mazariner have a delicious almond flavor and strong buttery smell. The filling is thick, rich in almonds, a sort of a mix between frangipane and marzipan. All enclosed in a fragrant shortcrust pastry shell. The icing on the cake is a thick layer of lemon glaze that breaks up […]

beverage

Apple and orange cider with ginger and rum

This recipe for delicious homemade apple and orange cider with fresh ginger and rum is super easy to prepare. It is made simply with apples and oranges, spices such as ginger and cinnamon, water, sweetener of your choice, and rum. It is comforting, warm and delicious. While traditional cider is made with fermented apple juice, […]

Cookies

Dark chocolate and orange Christmas cookies

Dark chocolate and orange shortbread cookies are easy and delicious Christmas cookies that fill your home with an irresistible scent. They are semi-hard chocolate and honey cookies with a deep and intense flavor and aroma of dark chocolate mixed with orange. Every time I open their box I was overwhelmed with their strong scent. They […]

Dessert

Easy candied almonds with Christmas spices

These candied (praline) almonds with Christmas spices are an easy crunchy snack but also a great idea for a DIY Christmas gift. Baking the almonds in the oven allows you to create a large quantity of this snack which, once ready, can be closed in small jars decorated with a Christmas bow and be given […]

Brioches

Apple cinnamon rolls with walnuts, raisins and lemon zest

These apple cinnamon rolls are nothing more than soft brioche rolls with cinnamon, walnuts, raisins and lots of soft pieces of apple with lemon zest. They are easy and fluffy brioche rolls enriched with delicious and sticky icing. Just a perfect autumnal dessert to be accompanied with a nice cup of hot tea. The dough […]

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