Origin and History of Mince Pies at Christmas – Xmas Recipes

History of Mince Pies

It is quite likely that if you are from a family of European descent,  mincemeat pies are a standard staple for your holiday gathering. You may not have ever wondered why these delightful pastries are a regular occurrence during the holidays, but we hope to shed some light on their …

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Tunis Christmas Cake – Delicious Christmas Cake Recipe

Tunis Christmas Cake

(from the UK ) A Madeira cake with a topping of a thick layer of chocolate and decoration of marzipan fruits is known as a Tunis cake. This cake is traditionally eaten during Christmas. The cake dates back to Edwardian times, and it was initially baked in the United Kingdom …

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Christmas Cake – Traditional British UK Recipe for Xmas

Christmas Cake British Recipe

Christmas cakes are a tasty tradition that help to put people in a festive mood. Christmas cake tends to be rich in taste and contains plenty of dried fruit. This Christmas cake recipe is a traditional British recipe. Christmas cake ingredients (metric measures): 350g of self-raising flour 1 teaspoon of …

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Mincemeat Christmas Recipe – Traditional Xmas Specialty


Very few people know what it is like to taste traditional mincemeat, this sweet dish dates back to the early eleventh century. Now a worldwide holiday tradition, mincemeat is now a popular dessert served up after Christmas dinner. This recipe makes up to three pounds of scrumptious mincemeat. Ingredients: Sixteen …

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Victorian Mince Pies – Christmas Recipe

Victorian Mince Pies

Victorian Mince Pie is a festive British pastry served during Christmas and New Year. Also known as a mince tart, these flaky treats are guaranteed to please your holiday guests! Ingredients: 1 1/2 LBS medium-rare roast beef 2 LBS beef suet 1 LB stoned raisins 1 LB sultanas (white seedless …

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Wassail Recipe – Apple Cide Christmas Recipe


Wassail is an Anglo-Saxon greeting “waes hail” in which to wish others prosperity and good health. This 13th-century phrase for their salutation became a popular term for the drink participants toasted with. It is commonly practiced today during the holiday season. Ingredients: Five Red Delicious apples (cored, peeled, and halved) …

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Pepernoot / Christmas Tree Cookies – Netherlands Cookies Recipe


  Ingredients Metric Measurements Plain wheat flour 250gms Ground cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon) Pinch of salt Baking powder (1 teaspoon) Caster sugar 165gms Unsalted butter 165gms Finely grated lemon rind (1 teaspoon) Milk (1 tablespoon) Decoration One egg white, beaten Coffee sugar crystals (4 tablespoons) Imperial / American 9oz wheat flour …

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Pavlova – Christmas Baking Recipe

pavlova recipe

Pavlova is a dessert made from meringue and is named after the famous Anna Pavlova the Russian ballerina. It’s lightly crusted and is topped with whipped cream and assorted fruits. There are two versions of how to make Pavlova, the original or the American way. Here’s a quick and simple …

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Panettone Cake Dessert – Christmas Recipe – Xmas Fun

panettone recipe

The classic panettone delivers a heady mixture of candied citrus, rich butter, and aromatic vanilla. It’s considered a Christmas staple in native households, particularly across Milan where the sweet treat originates. This traditional Milanese recipe produces a panettone that’s soft, moist and bursting with flavor. (We promise you’ll go back …

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