Recipe – Christmas Cake

Now I realize a lot of you will not be making your own Christmas cake, it seems to be a British tradition at Christmas, some people do and some do not, I think every household in the UK who make their own cake will have their own recipe for Christmas cake.  I always make my …

Continue reading Recipe – Christmas Cake

Christmas Food Around the World – Part 2 of 3

As we get closer to Christmas, the demand for holiday foods grow, especially the sweet ones. While sugar cookies are baking and gingerbread houses are being constructed in the US, over in the UK people are whipping up or purchasing Christmas cakes. The German stollen cake (Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen in German), Italian panettone, the French …

Continue reading Christmas Food Around the World – Part 2 of 3

Christmas Foods Around the World – part 1 of 3

Over the recent years, I have been learning new Christmas traditions and rituals in other parts of the world, particularly the UK. In one of my recent posts, I talked about Christmas crackers which was something new to me. Growing up in California, Christmas was a totally different thing. For one, we didn’t have snow …

Continue reading Christmas Foods Around the World – part 1 of 3

Recipe – Yule Log

Christmas would not be Christmas without the food and a Yule log is something that is easy to make, looks impressive and taste good.  I use a Swiss roll basic recipe and cover it with chocolate butter cream.  So first we will make a Swiss roll, which is basically a fatless sponge.  You will need: …

Continue reading Recipe – Yule Log