Christmas Treats

Yummy treats from a friend in Minnesota

Just look at the fabulous goodies above, sent from a friend in Minnesota, yummy. I love the postman, well not LOVE him,  but love it when he rings the bell with goodies – you know what I mean! The little ones can not wait until we have time to make the gingerbread house, and neither can I, I am a child in an adult body.

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I have been busy today finally making the Christmas puddings. I have put off making them, and then was overcome yesterday with a desire and a will to get them done but after weighing out most of the ingredients I was missing 2 crucial items: sugar and eggs. How did that happen? Never mind, the local shop had the necessary items and ta-da I have 3 puddings. We don’t eat all 3 on Christmas day, I mean we do love this delicious traditional pudding but even we can only manage one on THE day. The puddings keep for quite a while so the other ones will be used up in the coming few months.

img_5370Then I had a bash at making marzipan because I couldn’t find what Brits call marzipan in Holland so I made some. I need to make the royal icing to cover it, but I can not find any glycerine to keep the icing from setting rock hard, so I will have to ice it nearer to Christmas Eve when we will have the first slice with the essential piece of cheese.

Until next time…..

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Treats

  1. looks like some good treats! I need to come up with a few traditions for Christmas as far as treats and food goes. I have a relatively new family so I need to establish some good traditions and get some yummies going!

  2. Your Christmas goodies look wonderful! The gingerbread house will be fun to make — I have lots of fond memories of decorating them as a child. My mom makes some incredible gingerbread houses — here’s a link to some of our “Christmas goodies” in New Mexico. You have to scroll down a little bit to get to the gingerbread house.

    http://www.recipemashups.com/?p=1578

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