Ricciarelli – Italian Almond Cookies are especially popular at Christmas. Originating in Tuscany they have are chewy and have a great almond & orange flavour.
Recipes that are usually associated with Christmas
Mincemeat is a perennial favourite ingredient at Christmas. So these Christmas Flapjacks – Quick & Easy are a great oat-filled alternative to mince pies.
Dutch Spiced Breakfast Bread is a quick bread that is full of warming spices and sweet molasses and honey. It is perfect with butter, at almost any time of day
Viennese While Mince Pies are a lovely variation to mince pies, with the melt in the mouth biscuit topping the pies. With a wonderful texture and great taste
Pecan Tassies – Quick & Easy baking. These little two-bite tassies are so flavoursome. A rich pastry crust and a sweet and nutty filling, a perfect treat.
Ecclefechan Tarts, full of dried fruits and walnuts in a sugar and butter sauce are a perfect alternative to mince pies at Christmas. Ideal at any time too.
These Christmas Cake Cupcakes are filled with those dried fruit so loved at Christmas. Almond cream cheese frosting top the cakes. Perfect for snacking on.
Sicilian almond paste cookies, or Paste di mandorla are sweet and chewy and they taste great. Topped with cherry, almond etc they are simply perfect.
Pistachio & Parmesan Sables are such tasty little shortbread crackers, perfect for snacking at Christmas, or at anytime. Easy to make and easier still to eat.
These little walnut baskets are based on a favourite Hungarian treat. My sister Margaret, who lives in Canada, was checking on Pinterest and came across a Hungarian treat called Diós kosárka. That translates, according to Google as Walnut Baskets. Basically these little baskets are made with a wonderfully crumbly shortcrust pastry case which is then […]