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Birthday Campfire Chocolate Christmas Dessert Easy to make Hygge Valentines Day

Three Hot Chocolates for Christmas!

Mmmm, who doesn’t love a cup of steaming hot chocolate on a cold winters day? We enjoy hot chocolate quite frequently in the Christmas season and until spring arrives. There are many ways to make hot chocolate or some will call it hot cocoa (but we really don’t want to be calling it that), so let’s begin with the most important ingredient: Chocolate!! There it is, we said it. Make your hot chocolate from real, good quality chocolate instead of…

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Christmas Citrus Decorations Dessert Easy to make Oranges

Candied Orange Peel

Candied Orange Peel is a delicious treat that you can make at home instead of buying it for $$$$$. It is really quite simple and all you need is organic oranges, sugar and water, and a pot to boil it in, oh yes, and also: time! Wash the oranges well and score with a knife into the peel to divide the oranges into quarters. Then gently peel each piece off and place in a large pot. You do not need…

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Bread Cake Christmas Easy to make Hygge

Lucia Buns

On Saturday, December 13th, it is Lucia day, a day of light. Read the story about Saint Lucia here. Ayoe’s friend Marie, from Sweden, taught her how to properly celebrate Lucia day. The day before we bake Lucia buns, like these: Then in the morning of the 13th, we wake up super early, make tea, heat the Lucia buns in the oven and snuggle up on the couch and watch Swedish television where they send live from a church in…

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Almond Caramel Christmas Dessert Hazelnut Hygge Mint Nuts and seeds

Cream Caramels

This treat has got to be one of Ayoe’s favorite Christmas candies. It is chewy caramels, which reminds her of when she was a child back home at the farm. Her mom would make these every Christmas and the whole house would smell like cream caramels, a soft, sweet smelling sent hanging in the air. Every time Ayoe makes these, she gets a little sentimental and pauses to remember the good old days. Here is how you make them: Ingredients:…

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Aebleskiver Almond Apple Christmas Dessert Easy to make Egg Hygge

Aebleskiver

These soft and fluffy donut-like buns are originally from Denmark and used to be made with a piece of apple inside the bun. In Ayoe’s family this dish is always made for Christmas Eve dinner and one of the aebleskiver will have one whole almond inside. Whoever gets the almond and can present it in one whole piece will get a present. The so-called “almond present”! Ingredients: 250 g (2 cups) flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (natron) 25 g (2…

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