Homemade Candy Cane – Advent Calendar – Day 13

A homemade candy cane will always beat store-bought ones. Why not give our recipe a go? Origin Of Candy Canes According to a folklore, in 1670, in Cologne, Germany, the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral, wishing to remedy the noise caused by children in his church during the Living Crèche tradition of Christmas Eve, asked a…

Pavlova – Advent Calendar – Day 12

Origin Of Pavlova Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. It is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit and whipped cream. The name is pronounced /pævˈloʊvə/. The dessert is believed to have been created in honour of the dancer either during…

Punch – Advent Calendar – Day 11

We cant have a festive advent without a good drink! This punch recipe is sure to satisfy any thirst over the holidays! Origin Of Punch The term punch refers to a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice. The drink was introduced from India to the United Kingdom…

Easy Trifle – Advent Calendar – Day 10

Traditionally, easy trifle is enjoyed all over the world in many variations. Make this delightful dessert ahead of time to help with the load of cooking for Christmas! Origin Of Trifle The earliest use of the name trifle was in a recipe for a thick cream flavoured with sugar, ginger and rosewater. It evolved from…

Cranberry Sauce – Advent Calendar – Day 9

We can’t have a Christmas dinner without the cranberry sauce! Why not shock your guests with this delightful recipe for a homemade version! Origin Of Cranberry Sauce Cranberry sauce was first offered to consumers in North America in 1912 in Hanson, Massachusetts. The canned version appeared on the market in 1941, allowing the product to…

Cherry Nougat – Advent Calendar – Day 8

Cherry nougat is my family recipe. It’s easy to make making it great to get the kids involved! Also, it can be gifted or just shared around for a sweet treat. Origin Of Cherry Nougat Many legends exist around nougat’s origins. The early recipes of white nougat, probably borrowed from Central Asia, were found in…

Gingerbread – Advent Calendar – Day 6

Origin Of Gingerbread Gingerbread is claimed to have been brought to Europe in 992 CE by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis (also called Gregory Makar and Grégoire de Nicopolis). He left Nicopolis (in modern-day western Greece) to live in Bondaroy (north-central France), near the town of Pithiviers. Then stayed there for seven years and…

Mince Pie – Advent Calendar – Day 5

Mince Pie (fruit mince pie) is a traditional treat through most English speaking countries with a world of variations. Our recipe is below. Origin Of Mince Pie A mince pie (also mincemeat pie in New England, and fruit mince pie in Australia and New Zealand) is a sweet pie of English origin, filled with a…