Advent Calendar – Day 1: Vanillekipferl Cookies

It wouldn’t be advent without some freshly baked Christmas cookies. Vanillekipferl are a German-Austrian favourite …

Advent Calendar – Day 3: Spiced Apple Cider

Cosy winter nights call for hot drinks to warm up after a walk outside, or …

Advent Calendar – Day 6: An 18th-Century Gingerbread Recipe

Here’s Janette’s favourite gingerbread recipe. Janette told us that the recipe “is based on an 18th …

Advent Calendar – Day 7 – Mince Pies

Mince pies can be traced back to the 13th Century and would have tasted quite …

Advent Calendar – Day 8 – Recipe

While most of our recipes in this Virtual Advent Calendar boast of a long family …

Advent Calendar – Day 12 – Cinnamon Star Biscuits

One of my favourite childhood memories is baking Christmas Biscuits (in German: Weihnachtsgebäck) in my …

Advent Calendar – Day 15 – Berlin Bread

Despite its name, Berlin Bread is neither bread nor from Berlin. It’s a Christmas delicacy …

Advent Calendar – Day 16 – Melomakarona (Greek honey-syrup cookies)

If there’s one thing that really marks the festive season getting underway in earnest for …

Advent Calendar – Day 17 – Egg Nog Recipe

A delicious Christmas recipe to be enjoyed with either savoury treats or coffee and chocolate. …

Advent Calendar – Day 19 – Kourabiedes

Though I cannot claim credit for this recipe (it was sitting in my cook book …