Food, glorious food! Hot Sausage and mustard!
Okay so maybe not the hot sausages and mustard for Christmas. Although in good ol’ Kiwi tradition we do break out the BBQ and cook up some sausages on Christmas Day. I love food and I love to explore foods from different cultures. But when it comes to Christmas food well I get pretty excited! I love to join in n the cooking for Christmas day and bake some cake and cute little Christmas treats for my little cousins. It’s really quite a fun time! In saying that it will be quite hard for me to only pick 4 foods that I only eat at Christmas for today’s Challenge prompt.
1. Christmas Cake
Christmas cake is the ultimate Christmas food. Every time I eat a piece of fruit cake all I can think about is Christmas! I used to help out my Grandma before Christmas to ice and decorate the cakes. Now we have swapped positions as I have started making and decorating the cakes myself for my grandparents, Aunty and my own family.
If you don’t know what Ambrosia is, I’ll explain. Well apart from the food of the God’s of Ancient Greece and Rome, Ambrosia is a delicious dessert made with mini marshmallows, fruit, whipped cream and yogurt that is eaten cold. You can find recipes for ambrosia online if you want to make it yourself! (I’m never heard of it outside of New Zealand so if you have had it below and are not living in New Zealand let me know below in the comments!)
3. Christmas pudding
Christmas Pudding is of course something that I always only have at Christmas time because supermarkets don’t tend to sell it unless it’s Christmas. Plus I have never tried making one Myself! (Hmmm…maybe that is something to try out next Christmas!) Christmas pudding is even more amazing when it is accompanied by my Dad’s brandy butter (which I hope he will make this year!)
Now in New Zealand we probably eat Pavlova at any special occasion because it is one of New Zealand’s most famous desserts. However I mostly associate it with Christmas because it is a NZ staple. I have made a few pavlova’s in my time (still convincing mum to let me make one this year though) and they are delicious with whipped cream on top, kiwifruit, strawberries and a chocolate flake crumbled on top!
Hmm going by these 4 foods I seem to have quite a sweet tooth when it comes to Christmas time.! Actually that shouldn’t be too surprising. I also have to give a worthy mention to those glorious fruit mince pies that I used to bake with my Poppa!
What are some foods that you eat at Christmas time?
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