Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake

Ingredients: Materials: Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F/163°C Butter, flour, and line with parchment paper a loaf pan. Sift together, 3 times, cake flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.  Prepare your mise en place. Cranberry pound cake mise en place Sift the dry ingredients and whisk the egg with vanilla extract, set…

Η πικρή αλήθεια για το All I Want for Christmas Is You της Μαράια Κάρεϊ

Η Μαράια Κάρεϊ έχει πολλούς λόγους να αγαπάει τα Χριστούγεννα. Πολλά εκατομμύρια λόγους, για την ακρίβεια, όσα και τα εκατομμύρια δολάρια που έχει βγάλει από το πιο επιτυχημένο χριστουγεννιάτικο τραγούδι όλων των εποχών, το περίφημο All I Want for Christmas Is You. Το τραγούδι που κάθε χρόνο κάνει ακόμα πλουσιότερη την τραγουδίστρια, έσπασε ακόμα τρία…

Christmas Morning Mimosas

INGREDIENTS 1 (750mL) bottle champagne 3/4 cup cranberry blood oramge or pomegranate juice (your preference!) rosemary springs for garnish sugared cranberries for garnish SUGARED CRANBERRIES 4  ounces fresh cranberries 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup water INSTRUCTIONS Add an ounce or so of juice to the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill it up with champagne, garnish with rosemary and sugared cranberries, and serve! SUGARED…

Christmas traditions around the world

For the millions of Americans who celebrate the Christian holiday of Christmas, the holiday is synonymous with traditions of everything from baking and decorating Christmas cookies to trimming a Christmas tree with heirloom ornaments. Americans go on marathon shopping trips, both in store and online to find that perfect gift while listening to Christmas carols. Stockings are hung and people…

Why are so few people born on Christmas Day, New Year’s and other holidays?

Christmas and New Year’s are days of celebration in many parts of the world when people gather with family and friends. One thing many typically don’t celebrate on those days is a birthday. That’s because Dec. 25 is the least popular day in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand to give birth. In England, Wales and Ireland, it’s the second-least popular, behind Dec….

Where Christmas trees cost a month’s pay

Georgia is home to Europe’s favourite Christmas tree, the fragrant Nordmann fir. So why do locals have to pay so much for one? By Taylor Weidman16th December 2019 (Credit: Taylor Weidman) Festive shoppers love the classic shape, pleasant fragrance and soft needles of the Nordmann fir. It’s Europe’s most popular Christmas tree, making up as…

Netflix: 4 ταινίες για να μπεις κι εσύ στο κλίμα των Χριστουγέννων!

Ταινίες για να μπεις κι εσύ στο χριστουγεννιάτικο κλίμα! ΟΔεκέμβριος μπήκε δυναμικά και μαζί του φέρνει την αγαπημένη γιορτή όλων: τα Χριστούγεννα! Οι δρόμοι είναι γεμάτοι φωτάκια, χριστουγεννιάτικη μουσική ηχεί παντού και αν δεν έχεις ακόμη μπει στο κλίμα των Χριστουγέννων, μην ανησυχείς! Παρακάτω σου παραθέτουμε 4 ταινίες που μπορείς να δεις αυτή τη στιγμή…

Butter spritz cookies

INGREDIENTS 2 sticks (1 cup, 226 gr) unsalted butter, room temp 2/3 cup (135 gr) granulated sugar 1/4 tsp kosher salt 2 large egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional) 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (measured properly by spooning into measuring cups without packing in and level off) sprinkles for topping…

Gingerbread Cake with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients For the Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup white whole wheat flour can sub AP as well 3/4 tsp salt 3 tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1 and 1/2 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 sticks salted butter, softened 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs room temp 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup molasses not blackstrap! 1 cup buttermilk see note if you want to use regular milk For the Frosting 20 tbsp butter, softened 2 sticks + 4 tbsp 6 ounces cream…

Garam Masala Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients 1 ½ c unbleached all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting ½ c cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp garam masala ½ tsp salt 6 Tbsp salted butter, room temperature 1/3 c white sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ c molasses 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Instructions In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, garam masala, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add…

Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake

INGREDIENTS SPARKLING CRANBERRIES  2 cups fresh cranberries 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar, divided 1 cup (240ml) water CRANBERRY CAKE 3 1/3 cups (433g) all purpose flour 2 cups (414g) sugar 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups (336g) salted butter (340g), room temperature 3 eggs 2 tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup (240ml) sour cream 1 cup (240ml) milk 3 cups…

Candy Cane Holiday Cheesecake Recipe Makes Dessert Very Merry

Candy Cane CheesecakeAuthor: Rachel QuenzerRecipe type: DessertCuisine: AmericanPrep time:  20 minsCook time:  40 minsTotal time:  1 hourServes: 8-10 Ingredients Cheesecake Crust Ingredients: 4-5 large graham crackers Three tablespoons of butter, melted Peppermint Cheesecake Filling Ingredients: Two 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened ¾ cups of sugar ⅓ cup sour cream ⅓ cup of heavy cream 2 Tbsp. of vanilla 1 Tbsp. of…

Rudolph’s Cranberry Fizz

Rudolph’s Cranberry Fizz:Makes: 2 cocktails10 cranberries6 sprigs fresh rosemary2 ounces gin1 cup cranberry juice3 ounce sweet vermouth1/2 cup ice cubes1 cup Champagne2 marshmallow4 cloves1 toothpick Muddle 8 of the cranberries and 2 of the rosemary sprigs in a shaker. Add the gin, cranberry juice and vermouth and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into 2 chilled…