What’s in my Kitchen this December
Do you feel that Christmas has caught you by surprise this year? I really do feel that way. Last year this time, our tree was up and gifts were being bought. This year it’s not been that way at all. Even though we are not Christians per say, we do celebrate and love Christmas, having lived most of our adult life in Christmas celebrating countries.
So instead of posting a single recipe, I am taking a leaf of my friend OZ from Kitchen Butterfly who herself has also leaved Celia of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial, featuring a ‘what’s in my kitchen’ for the month of December. I did say that I was going to be away from blogging till I am done with my projects but I could not stay away for very long. I guess it’s all the festive cooking and baking I am witnessing around me.
So the cookies you see above are Linzer Cookies I made yesterday. I followed that with baking Melomakarona: Greek cookies that are usually baked at Christmas time. These two cookies deserve a separate blog post each really. It’s like doing a joint feature on Cecilia Bartoli and Kiri Te Kanawa. Two distinctively different opera divas with great pizzaz and very different personalities. But it is Christmas and one can indulge both on food and imagination!!
So another two things that featured in my kitchen this month is Butterscotch Bars adapted from Celia in her Fig Jam and Lime Cordial . I reduced both the sugar content to just 150g and butter to 150g. It was still amazing considering all the wonderfully sweet and bitter chocolate that goes into them.
Last but not least I baked a chocolate trifle for my friend Reema that was fit for a good friend. Just baked the same chocolate cake from Halloween and layered that with some whipped cream and the chocolate icing that is also in the Halloween post. That cake is one of the lightest and darkest sponges I have ever baked.
Note: I will be adding the recipes for both Linzer and the Greek cookie later this week.
Enjoy your Christmas and may all your wishes come true!