A huge part of Christmas for me (and I’m sure many others!) are the traditions. Almost three years ago I spent my first Christmas away from Mum & Dad, and while I had a great (hot) Aussie Christmas with my extended family – it just didn’t feel the same! It was almost as if Christmas didn’t happen that year. This year I am fortunate enough to be flying overseas to spend Christmas with my family, which I hope will be steeped in our usual traditions!
My biggest Christmas tradition is baking – a lot of it! I absolutely love to bake, but I don’t do it too much throughout the year. Christmas is when I go nuts, and it’s when I relish in creating yummy treats the most. I have my most cherished recipes that I make every year, but I always like to try something new to shake it up a bit.
I want to share with you two dessert treats I can’t wait to make this year.
This first one is from Not Martha, and its her take on gingerbread houses. These are small gingerbread houses that sit on the side of your mug! I have actually made these a few Christmases ago, but I have not a single photo to prove it. So, you’d best believe that I’ll be making some of these cuties this year. Possible in Shortbread form – we’ll see.
This next recipe has become an absolute classic part of my Christmas, and it is Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Pistachio Fudge recipe.
As it is a ‘cheat’s’ version of real fudge, it is so incredibly easy to make, and when you can get your hands on some really beautiful chocolate it is devine! I always make a batch and keep it in the fridge for when people come over (or to satisfy sneaky late night cravings!)
Enjoy these recipes everyone. I’ll be writing more posts in the near future with my own creations featured.