A soothing, simple bowl of well-flavoured rice and stock topped with fresh herbs and maybe some cooked shredded meat. This is a savoury yet light dish with lots of bright leafy herbs, but listen: sharing this dish at this time of year, for me, is about a change of palate and a hint of nostalgia. I […]
I love how these look like snowballs. That, plus the fact they’re made of pulverised roast chestnuts, is the reason I made them a couple of years ago and why I made them again this year. Couldn’t remember how they were supposed to taste like, but I after several bakings, I can confirm these cookies […]
These are heart-shaped custard creams made festive: more generous and well-defined spice amounts, a little rum extract in the filling, and the suggestion you make them star-shaped. Twee? Yes. And they’re delicious.
A bigger batch of these cranberry-studded biscuits with the addition of pistachios. I love the gold, green, and deep red together. These are my favourite holiday cookies because I find them well-balanced and not too sweet. Sweet-tart dried cranberries and fragrant clementines always evoke the holidays for me, and here they perfectly brighten up a rich shortbread. A handful of pistachios […]
A nutmeg-spiced custard which is light enough to drink, several of my favourite things in one mug. The first time I had eggnog was last year, when Mary and I made up a big frothy bowl of it for Christmas using Alton Brown’s recipe. It’s always a delight to try something new and delicious with […]