The perfect hot chocolate

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This hot chocolate is too yummy. It’s not just dissolved cocoa but actual melted dark chocolate with milk. It’s the kind that you find in European Christmas markets and I LOVE IT. You’ll specially like it if you’re into chocolate. I like it with whipped cream (if I’m cheating my diet I do it all the way!) and marshmallows. I also tried it with also marshmallows and it works amazing as well. Continue reading The perfect hot chocolate

Spinach, avocado, crunchy prosciutto, pomegranate and pistachio salad

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– So you want salad?
– Of course! It looks amazing
Salad should not only be on your Christmas table to reduce the guilt factor, we have to enjoy it as well! Make it yummy, full of flavour, with sweet, crunchy and colourful components. What I like the most in this salad are the crunchy prosciutto pieces. It goes really crunchy, like bacon would (although I don’t fancy bacon that much :O) but thinner and more delicate. I also mix 2 dressings: one made of lime, a bit of mustard and olive oil and another one which is balsamic glaze or reduced balsamic vinegar which has a nice sweetness to it. Continue reading Spinach, avocado, crunchy prosciutto, pomegranate and pistachio salad

Nutella Yule Log

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This recipe for Nutella Yule Log is perfect for Christmas! It reminds me of a recipe that my godmother used to cook for us. It’s a thin vanilla cake that is rolled and filled with Nutella cream and covered in whipped cream, fruits, hazelnuts and honeycomb. Continue reading Nutella Yule Log

Christmas cookies

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I must say that, in general, my experience decorating cookies hasn’t been very good. One of the main reasons is because I’m really impatient (“uh…. that should work”) and the other reason is that I didn’t know some tips that are very useful to get rid of the urge to toss the tray of cookies in the bin. Continue reading Christmas cookies

Sausage and apple stuffing

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In general I’m not a fan of stuffing. It bothers me that it’s all watery, and to be honest I don’t think it’s very hygenic to cook it inside the turkey because it will reach a safe temperature after the turkey does, so you either overcook the turkey or eat unsafe stuffing. I just don’t fancy it. Howeeeeever, I recently discovered that there are people who cook it apart, I think they call it “dressing”, and so I thought I would give it a try, and I LOVED IT! I ate it and thought “now we’re talking!” The sausage I bought is very neutral because we’re using the meat inside which goes amazing with the apples (Granny Smith and Pink Lady) and the toasted baguette. Continue reading Sausage and apple stuffing

Gingerbread loaf

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There’s nothing like receiving a gingerbread cake or loaf in December! You open it and off comes the smell of spices. Imagine now that you’re at come, and the smell coming from the oven fills your whooooole house with the scent of Christmas. Nothing compares to it :). I recommend that you always make a double recipe so you can give one to someone else and keep the other 😀 Continue reading Gingerbread loaf

5 Cocktails with Sparkling wine

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Now that it’s December and we start organizing gatherings with friends and family to celebrate the upcoming holidays, I feel that sparkling wine is the best to say “cheers” with. However, this doesn’t mean that we have to drink it on its own, right? In this post I bring you 5 cocktails (some even with gin) that you can make in your gatherings for something more fun and different. The sparkling wine I used is Asti, which is quite sweet, so if you don’t find this one, ask which other you could use that is sweet. I did this so you don’t have to make sugar syrups all the time but rather use the sweetness contained in the wine. Before you start, make sure that your wine is VERY VERY COLD. Continue reading 5 Cocktails with Sparkling wine