Star Topped Christmas Mince Pies

star topped christmas mince pies

These star topped Christmas mince pies are made from an easy homemade short pastry which is deliciously tender and light and sweetened with sugar and orange juice. The pastry casings are filled with fruit mincemeat and topped with a pastry star – it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas… December is here. Can youRead more

Czech Christmas Bread (Vánočka)

Many countries have their own version of a traditional Christmas cake or bread. Germany has Stollen, Italy has panettone, England/New Zealand/Australia has a dried fruit Christmas cake, and the Czech Republic? They have vánočka. What is Vánočka? Vánočka (vah-NAWTCH-kah) is a sweet, braided bread eaten at Christmas time (vanoce) in Czech Republic and Slovakia andRead more

Gingerbread Granola

Gingerbread Ganola

The Christmas markets have officially started here in Brno, the city’s Christmas Tree has it’s lights and all the shops are decorated to the brim with Christmas decorations – I think it’s officially the Christmas season. Where has this year gone!? Christmas season to me has always been a mixture of summer and winter celebrations/decorations/food.Read more