Category Archives: Festive food

X is for Xmas cookies, Greek style

These Xmas cookies, known as Melomakarona, are to a traditional Greek Christmas what Christmas pudding is to an English Christmas. We were first introduced to them a few Christmases ago by our Greek friends (but of course). I can’t believe I have waited these many years to … Continue reading

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Pistachio-Cranberry Cookies

I came across these Pistachio-Cranberry Jewels while searching for cookies in Christmas colours. If there ever was a Desert Island Cookie List, this would certainly feature in it. Thank you, Maggie Ruggiero! The original recipe on the site can … Continue reading

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Christmas fruit cake

This is a much lighter version of the regular Christmas cake. It is fashioned using a variation of the pound cake recipe. With the amount of rum that goes into it, any pirate would be happy to go ‘Yo Ho … Continue reading

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