Category Archives For: Christmas

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cakes

Hot chocolate cake

If you need a last minute Christmas treat this hot chocolate cake recipe is perfect for you. It is a quick and easy cake to prepare. It requires a few steps but guarantees a delicious result. This butter-free cake is moist, sweet and so satisfying. The addition of small amount of chilli powder and cinnamon […]

Cheesecake

Mascarpone and condensed milk no bake cheesecake

This no-bake cheesecake with mascarpone and condensed milk is so creamy and delicate that it becomes a real one-way ticket for the “I’ll just have one last piece ” journey. The condensed milk guarantees the right sweetness and the use of grated lemon and orange peel adds a subtle citrus aftertaste. I prepared it for […]

Cookies

Traditional honey and ginger cookies for Santa

According to my 7-year-old son, on December 24th you have to leave traditional cookies for Santa Claus near the Christmas tree. And I don’t dare contradict this much loved tradition of my baby boy who still firmly believes in the magic of small things. On the night of Christmas Eve, just before going to sleep […]

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