Glogg - this is classic Scandinavian mulled wine but to make one with a bit of an edge, use good quality apple juice, slices of fresh ginger, finely ground cardamom, sugar and a drop of vodka! Heat gently and make lot's as it will disappear fast.
Gingerbread - loads of them and a gingerbread house too. Nothing will fill your house with the smell of Christmas like these do! You can buy cute cutters in Ikea for elks, hedgehogs, foxes etc
Potted Stiltons - not Scandinavian at all but too delicious not to mention here. I had one made by Emily from Rosehip Vintage and it was gorgeous. A glass of red wine or mulled wine with this and a few oatcakes - yes please.
Apple and Cardamon compote - I intend to make jars and jars of it to give to friends for Christmas. We made this for the Pickling class in September and I remembered how much I love it. Sour yet sweet, perfect to top porridge or yogurt in the mornings or on ice cream for a quick dessert.
Saffron and Almond Biscotti - made and given to me by my Swedish friend Anki, I loved these small crunchy nibbles so much I think we'll be making them in the December classes too..
Traditional Finnish Christmas Bread called Joululimppu; sweet, sticky and so aromatic.
Hope we get some snow soon and I hope you enjoy all the festive preparations! Maybe I'll see you in one of the December classes, if not - join me for some Nordic Tapas, Family Feasts or Cheese Making in the new year!!!