The month before Christmas is magical, despite the shopping madness, painfully familiar carols, the cold and the chaos. The month before Christmas is magical because it is a time of hope and anticipation.
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Lebkuchen or Gingerbread can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, who prepared gingerbread for rituals and celebrations. The recipe was brought to the courts of the wealthy Europeans in the 11th century by the Crusaders, who brought spices from the Middle East.
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Stained glass cookies are not only pretty, but also a great combination of crisp butter cookie and sweet candy glass. Dress up your Christmas tree or simply enjoy the cookies with your loved ones.
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Cinnamon Stars are a traditional German and Swiss recipe and a favorite treat for the Holidays. Once baked, the cookies can be stored, at least 1 month, in airtight tins.
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This unpretentious rustic peach tart is a lovely combination of crispy buttery crust and lightly carmalized peaches. The tart is prepared with the classic Pâte Brisée pastry, a French short crust pastry dough made with a lot of butter.
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