Very Good Recipes of Christmas from Alessandra Zecchini

There are 15 Christmas recipes on the blog Alessandra Zecchini. (1249 on all the blogs)

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Christmas Carrot Sweets Christmas Carrot Sweets By Alessandra Zecchini 12/23/13 03:15 I often make carrot juice and I have lots of carrot pulp left over, so I decided to make some little sweets with a few Christmas flavours. These came out really well, moist and soft. I started with 1 kg of organic carrots, drunk the juice (it makes approx....
Christmas tree, cookie house and sweet Christmas display (mostly homemade) Christmas tree, cookie house and sweet Christmas display (mostly homemade) By Alessandra Zecchini 12/22/13 03:55 For me Christmas is a chance to express creativity and make things by hand, bake, ice, decorate and fill the house with a festive display. This is my little coffee table tree, all the decorations are made with paper and rolling icing (fondant). You can...
Royal icing Christmas decorations Royal icing Christmas decorations By Alessandra Zecchini 12/12/13 23:13 I made some royal icing (or fondant) decorations last year and they still look good. This is a good and inexpensive way to make your own beautiful decorations, and very little skill is required (just a few cookie cutters!). Last year my decorations were...
Christmas Cake and Fruit Mince Tarts Christmas Cake and Fruit Mince Tarts By Alessandra Zecchini 12/03/13 08:24 I got a Christmas cake and a some mince tarts (pies?) from Bakers Delight (thank you!), I never bake Christmas cake or mince pies myself (being Italian and having different Xmas traditions) but I do enjoy them if they are made by someone else :-). And what...
Merry Christmas and the last trees Merry Christmas and the last trees By Alessandra Zecchini 12/23/12 20:30 The little tree in the entrance, decorated with teddies and soft figurines Merry Christmas to all, I hope that your day is filled with fun! The kids' tree, always bright and colorful Three kids (cousins) making the Xmas tree in Wanaka Photos by Alessandra...
Hot chocolate spoons, and recycling Christmas Cards Hot chocolate spoons, and recycling Christmas Cards By Alessandra Zecchini 12/16/12 23:25 For the hot chocolate spoons I used little wooden spoons, the idea is simple, just dip the spoon in a cup of hot milk and stir! They are perfect for little present, inside a little bag with a Christmas card for backing. Now this idea may not suit everybody,...
White and sugar Christmas tree White and sugar Christmas tree By Alessandra Zecchini 12/15/12 07:44 Merry Christmas! This is my big tree, with white decorations, some collected, other handmade. Some are porcelain, some wooden, some cotton or felt, and there are some real starfish too. I made several with fondant, instructions here Others were made with...
Meringue snow flakes and doilies for the Christmas tree Meringue snow flakes and doilies for the Christmas tree By Alessandra Zecchini 12/12/12 03:53 More ideas for more white Christmas tree decorations. Meringues are classic, in the past I used the meringue wreaths from my book Party Food for Girls, and this year I was very happy to see that Franci and Vale from La Signora dei Biscotti blog made them...
Christmas recipes and ideas Christmas recipes and ideas By Alessandra Zecchini 12/08/12 11:23 Here are some recipes and ideas for Christmas, please click on the captions for the links. Classic Christmas From top left clockwise: Mont Blanc Mille-fuille, Panforte, Vegan Panforte, Strawberry and Balsamic non-alcoholic aperitif Small Treats From top...
White Christmas tree decorations made with fondant: this is easy sugar craft for Sweet New Zealand White Christmas tree decorations made with fondant: this is easy sugar craft for Sweet New Zealand By Alessandra Zecchini 12/06/12 04:59 This year my main Xmas tree (I mean the big one, I have other trees too, like these ones here) is going to be all white. I have a few white decorations, mostly in cotton and felt, plus a few in ceramic, wood and glass. I also added ribbons and some white...
Christmas decorations ideas: branches instead of pine trees Christmas decorations ideas: branches instead of pine trees By Alessandra Zecchini 12/04/12 03:40 These small 'trees' are just dried brunches that I got from the garden: one is decorated with china birds (from an art gallery in Alice Spring, Australia), and the other is decorated with wooden figurines and clay cookies. Photos by Alessandra Zecchini...
Almost Christmas in Feltre, Italy Almost Christmas in Feltre, Italy By Alessandra Zecchini 12/23/11 19:01 We are in Italy, in Feltre, getting ready for a mountain Xmas. Decorations in the streets are really subtle, mostly pine branches, fairy lights, and Christmas trees outdoors, in the gardens, balconies or squares, that light up at night. My Mum put a few...
Sweet Christmas Links Sweet Christmas Links By Alessandra Zecchini 12/10/11 04:48 These recipes/ideas are all suitable for Christmas, take your pick and tell me what you like (or not). Classic Christmas From top left clockwise: Mont Blanc Mille-fuille, Panforte, Vegan Panforte, Strawberry and Balsamic non-alcoholic aperitif Small Treats...
Homemade Edible Decorations for Christmas Homemade Edible Decorations for Christmas By Alessandra Zecchini 11/22/11 02:26 This month Party Food for Girls is featured in Good Magazine with some decorating ideas for Xmas: Xmas tree biscuits with spirulina icing (the little hand is Max's), meringue wreaths (the hand is Arantxa's friend Yana), and some icing recipes. And the editor...
J. Friend and Co. Christmas Pohutukawa Honey Giveaway J. Friend and Co. Christmas Pohutukawa Honey Giveaway By Alessandra Zecchini 10/31/11 08:24 Today, and for the next two weeks, I have a very sweet giveaway for you, kindly offered by J. Friend and Co. So if you like to win some honey read on! J. Friend and Co have just released their latest festive offering: Christmas Pohutukawa Honey Known as...

Alessandra Zecchini

Orignal recipes from a professional food writer, vegetarian, mostly Italian, Japanese, home grown and foraged.

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