Monthly Archives: January 2014

International Desserts for the Holidays

Those of us in My Kitchen My World did something a little different in December, thanks to Kayte. Instead of just visiting one country we visited lots of countries. Everyone chose a desert from the country of their choice. And there were plenty of delicious treats on Christmas tables.

So without further ado…..

Peggy starts us off with

stollen

According to Peggy,”Stollen is a German Christmas tradition dating back to the 14th century. My research found that Germans baked these loaves at Christmas to honor princes and church dignitaries.” According Chandler she would be arrested for having ‘stolen’ bread in the house. LOL Very Pretty, Peggy.

Rebecca made…

florentines

Flrentines are is an Italian pastry made from setting nuts and candied fruit into a caramel disc, which is then often coated on the bottom with chocolate. And in Rebecca’s case, drizzled with chocolate as well. Yes, please!!

With her English background I was not surprised that Joanne brought an English Christmas Cake {aka fruitcake} to the table.

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Joanne says this recipe was handed down from her Grandmother and her Mother makes this 4 pounder every year. Full of fruit, nuts, traditon. Love tradition!!

Rounding off the desserts is Stephanie with her….

kugel

Noodle Kugel.

Kugel is a traditional Jewish dessert for Sabbath and holidays. This one is a Russian version. Made with noodles it also has graham crackers, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Sounds tasty!! And how unusual!!

Seems Margaret forgot to post her cake. So here it is better late than never. She had surgery in December and says it just slipped by her!! Ah well. It LOOKS delicious

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also known as Swedish Dark Spice Cake.

Thanks to all for their Christmas/Holiday treats.

January sees us visiting Poland. Wish you would join us.

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