Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sweet Christmas Links


These recipes/ideas are all suitable for Christmas, take your pick and tell me what you like (or not).



Classic Christmas

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Small Treats

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Christmas 'Shapes'

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17 comments:

  1. I made the sugar balls from your cookbook as Christmas presents!! I made two kinds - one elderflower (green) and one vanilla rose petal (red). I've paired them with some beautiful silk-bagged pomegranate cranberry tea bags. Lovely!!

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  2. Mi piace tantissimo quel monte bianco con la sfoglia! Dev'essere anche buonissimo! Inutile dirti che mI piacciono tantissimo anche tutti i dolcetti decorati, biscotti o marzapane.....ma quel montebianco oggi vince, fa così tanto Natale e neve!! Ciao franci

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  3. Beh, è tutto bellissimo, difficile scegliere. Il Mont Blanc millefoglie però mi ha davvero conquistata: sei davvero bravissima :-)

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  4. @ Make-do Mum, that's great, I am so happy! And I would like to try the elderflower, did you use an essence or syrup or something else?

    Franci e Stefania, il monte bianco e' uno dei miei dolci preferiti e con la sfoglia devo dire che ci stava benissimo, e poi era un pranzo di italiani e l'hanno capito tutti! Infatti vediamo i commenti, scommetto che i Kiwi non saranno cosi' attratti da quello!

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  5. ma quante belle idee, evviva la creatività, buon WE con bacio al seguito!

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  6. (copied on my blog as well)

    Thanks Alessandra, I make homemade elderflower cordial http://makedomum.blogspot.com/2011/11/elderflower-cordial-and-elderflower.html and just replaced the vanilla in your recipe for half the amount of elderflower syrup. I had tried drying elderflower in the caster sugar, this did not work well. The smell was horrid and (luckily) dissipated in the fresh air! I made rose sugar with dried rose petals that I sieved out after a few days.

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  7. Alessandra! I love the origami Christmas tree decoration, the Calissons and the flower/star biscuits. I tried to click on the link 'Xmas Tree Biscuits' to get the recipe but the link wasn't working! :-)) x.

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  8. Shirleen, I removed that post because I published something very similar in my latest book and I couldn't keep it on the blog :-). You can find the recipe in Party Food for Girls and also in this month issue of Good Magazine (there is a picture here http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-edible-decorations-for.html)

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  9. @ Make-do Mum, thank you for the quick reply!

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  10. Love those star biscuits!! Beautiful shapes.

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  11. What joy...off to take a peek at some...thank you .xoxox

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  12. pure il Panforte vegan ma sei un angelo!!!
    mi piacciono tutte le ricette, qualche biscotto provo a farlo sicuramente.
    e per il tour de force natalizio come stai? riesci a riposare un pochino?
    un abbraccio :)

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  13. My favorites are the small treats especially the Turkish Delights, look so pretty and delicious...!! I need to try them someday, I've never had them in my life, but they somehow remind me of Japanese mochi :).

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  14. @ B. per farlo vegan basta sostituire il miele con un altro sciroppo (vegetale). A dire il vero conosco diversi vegan che mangiano miele ed infatti lo promuovono perche' dobbiamo tenere le api per impollinare tutte le piante che ci servono.Altri invece sono contrari, cosi' ho la ricetta con il miele (panforte normale) e quella senza (100% vegano).

    @ Cooking Gallery, I also like small treats, and yes, Turkish delight is a bit like mochi :-).

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  15. I love the homemade marzipan -so dainty and cute!

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  16. I think that it is one of my favourites as well Lucy, plus it tastes so good!

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