Saturday, 10 December 2011

10 Things on the 10th–December

What easier to go for in December than Christmas baking! Winking smile So after a lot of Christmas Markets in my November 10 things, my 10 things for December are my favourite baked goods during Advent/Christmas time (not necessarily all made by me or at least not yet):
(photos for first 3 items are mine, the rest is courtesy of Google)
  1. “Stollen” (usually just the buttery type with candied fruit and raisins, but also like the Nougat type or Poppy seed one – just NO MARZIPAN one please – can’t stand the taste of it!!) – best with some squishy cream and a cuppa hot chocolate or tea!

  2. “Vanillekipferl” (vanilla crescents – tried my best in this country to get my granny’s recipe going, but somehow they don’t rise properly and go all flat – would have thought I’d have figured out why after 13 years!)
    (2008 batch)

    Vanillekipferl 2009
    (2009 batch)

    And the 2010 batch looked again like the one from 2008!!! I wonder if it’s the butter … or flour… Surprised smile 
  3. “Husarenkrapfen” or ”Engelsaugen” (that’s one of those jam filled Christmas cookies, and I love them! Probably because they don’t cause trouble like the Vanilla crescents! – And I always go for raspberry jam even though they can be made with apricot or other jam as well)

  4. Gluehweinmuffins (Mulled wine muffins - have done them once, will try them again this year but with Ikea’s “Glogg” – non alcoholic – due to the horrendous prices of Aldi’s/Lidl’s Gluehwein this year!!

  5. Butterplaetzchen (easy peasy sugar cookies – but so nice decorated… can’t wait for the girls to be old enough to help out there!)

  6. Christmas Brownies (bought one from my lovely “Stoertebaecker” girls, loved it and found a recipe to try this year!)

  1. “Nussecken” ( didn’t have them in ages because DH doesn’t eat nuts with chocolate – and the roasted kind only since this autumn! – but might consider making a batch for myself and potential guests)

  2. “Spritzgebaeck” (one of those piping bag cookie types – haven’t made them yet but is one of the easiest ones to make if you are any good with piping – or so I’ve been told. LOL!)

  3. “Spekulatius” (spiced cookies – usually nice ornamental shapes and with almond slivers – only shop bought really at Lidl or Aldi).

  4. Chocolate Gingerbread (never liked the non-choc version and it’s only the shop bought ones so far (again, Lidl or Aldi), but who knows – might start baking them too one year! Winking smile )

Well, that’s my 10 things on the 10th for this month/year – definitely will continue doing it if Shimelle’s going forward – or maybe even by myself/with other bloggers. Who knows!

If you have any favourite Christmas cookies/baked goods, please comment with a link to a pic/recipe – I always LOVE looking at new recipes and maybe even bake them!! Smile

For more 10 things on the 10th click here.


beccaf1970 said...

I posted about cookies too! :) Your list looks wonderful & delicious!

scrappyjacky said...

So many delicious looking treats.

Michelle said...

YUMMY! I'm drooling....

Beverly said...

A very tasty TEN, yummy! I am hosting a linked up virtual cookie exchange on the 16th, if you're interested check out the first part of my TEN post. Sounds like it would be right up your alley if you have time :)

Latharia said...

I think I'd be delighted to have tea & cookies at your house. YUM! :) Hope your angel-devils are enjoying the season along with their mum! :D