Christmas Recipes

Here are some Christmas Recipes from around the world for you to try.

Click the flag to see that countries food. The recipes will open in a new window so you can print them easily.

If you have any favourite Christmas Recipes you would like to add to the site, please contact me.

Germany

Stollen: Stollen is a fruited yeast bread made in many parts of Germany. At Christmas time it is decorated with colourful candied fruits for the occasion.

Holland

Christmas Tree Cookies / Pepernoot: These rich and decorative cookies are made to hang on the Christmas tree. They are coated with coloured coffee sugar crystals or iced and decorated with silver balls or sugar strands.

Kerstkrans (Dutch Christmas Ring): This is an attractive cake for the Christmas table, especially when a candle is put in the centre of the ring with some sprigs of holly and fir.

Italy

Panettone: This is a sweet yeast cake that is a traditional part of Christmas in Italy, but it is served with coffee and for breakfast throughout the year in many regions. Panettone keeps well in an airtight container and can be reheated whole. (and I really like it spread with butter and jam!)

Madagascar

Akoho sy voanio - Chicken with Coconut and Rice: Chicken cooked in Coconut Milk, with some ginger and garlic

Akoho misy Sakamalao - Chicken with Garlic and Ginger: If you like a lot of garlic and giner, you'll love this traditional Madagascan recipe!

New Zealand

Pavlova: This is a light pudding that can be eaten with fruit, cream or anything you like!

Norway

Hole Cake: This is a flat rye bread with a hole cut in the centre, which will fit over the wooden rod in the centre of the Scandinavian bread boards made for ring crisp breads.

South Africa

Malva Pudding / Lekker Pudding: A yummy Christmas Desert that's traditional in South Africa.

UK

Christmas Cake: This is the Christmas Cake that we use in my house ever year! It's not quite so heavy as some Christmas Cakes.

Christmas Pudding: A traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe. I like Ice Cream with my Christmas Pudding!

Mince Pies: These are nice hot or cold. A good traditional UK Christmas treat!

Mincemeat: If you want to make your own or can't buy it in a jar!

Wassail: This is for adults! Good to warm you up on a cold winters night!

Scotland

Shortbread: One of my favourites, yummy shortbread! Nice to have with a cup of tea or coffee.

 

Historical Christmas Recipes - try them at your own risk!

These are very old recipes and I take no responsibility for how they taste!

Two old Frumenty Recipes: The original 'Christmas Pudding'.

Plumm Pottage from 1707: The next step in a 'Christmas Pudding'.

Victorian Mince Pies: Made with real meat!

A Bowl of Snow: A pudding from 1594!

Christmas Fun and Activities