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…

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…

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…