Juleskringle (Marzipan Christmas Kringle)
This Christmas marzipan bread is an absolute must for the holidays, and a traditional dinner would not be complete without this kringle for dessert. It may seem complicated at first glance, but if you follow the recipe step by step, it is actually quite easy, and you will amaze your family with this beautiful dessert. This is an extremely rich and decadent treat, so guests only need a little. Often a coin is hidden in the kringle and it is thought that the finder will be guaranteed good luck for the upcoming year. As such, it is considered bad luck not to indulge at Christmas!
Christmas Casserole Cookies I
This is a good way to use up leftover ingredients from Christmas baking. The amounts of dates, nuts and coconut can be varied - just use a total of 3 cups.
Norwegian Christmas Cabbage
Norwegian Christmas Cabbage is essentially a kind of sweet and sour sauerkraut, spiced with caraway seeds.
Steamed Christmas Pudding
The variations on this are endless because the filling can be any combination of mincemeat, pumpkin and/or cranberry sauce, but here's my favorite combination.
Swedish Christmas Glogg
Glogg is warm served during the Christmas holidays in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, as it is sweet, spicy, and warming. This is the adult version of the drink, so don't serve it to the kids! Garnish drinks with raisins and slivered almonds. Serve warm with gingerbread cookies.
Cream Puff Dessert
This is delicious and easy and everyone loves it. You can make it ahead and freeze it, but let it partially thaw before serving. It's best when it's 'crispy' frozen.
Christmas Creamy Eggnog
This creamy and rich eggnog was especially designed for cold Christmas nights.
Classic Holiday Eggnog
Tired of the boring and blah tasting store-bought eggnog? Wish you had eggnog throughout the year? Here is a simple recipe for you that my family has used for years!
Pumpkin Nog otherwise known as a pumpkin milkshake. Creamy, sweet, spicy, cool and refreshing, all rolled into one neat little drink. Make spiked pumpkin nog by adding a jigger of rum to each serving.
Funnel Cakes I
A puffed fried cake. It can be sprinkled with confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.
Chef John's Chocolate Lava Cake
Legend has it that this dessert was the result of a major catering disaster. The dessert for this particular event was to be individual chocolate cakes, but someone took them out of the ovens too soon and the centers were not cooked enough and still liquefied. Well, there was no time to take them off the plates and bake them more, so the chef simply had his wait staff introduce the dessert as Chocolate 'Lava' Cake! Brilliant!