Who doesn’t love gawking at amazing photos of food – especially Christmas food that we treat ourselves to only once a year. Janice, the dynamo behind baking blog Kitchen Heals Soul treats us week after week with her original food, beautiful photos, and stories. She’s kindly agreed to share some of her favourite Christmas recipes with me, and I’m already deciding when and how I’m going to get these done in time for Christmas!
Here’s her picks and what makes them so great:
Drink—eggnog milkshake: This milkshake takes literally minutes to throw together, and it tastes amazing. All you need is a blender to make it, and it can be kid-friendly by omitting the booze.
Bars— Nanaimo bars, reversed: I love these reversed Nanaimo bars even more than the originals. The white chocolate layer has a lovely creamy texture and is a sweet contrast to the dark chocolate centre. The bottom layer is really coconut-y and a perfect base for these bars. It’s a good make-ahead recipe too!
Cookies—chocolate crackle cookies: I think these might be the chocolatiest cookies I have ever made. They taste like bites of brownies, made festive with a thick coating of powdered sugar that cracks while the cookies bake. Lots of fun to make and definitely a huge hit!
Cake—my grandmother’s white fruitcake with marzipan & brandy frosting: we make this fruitcake recipe every year, baked in a loaf pan or in a cupcake pan (served as shown). It’s delicious and I think everybody should give it a try. It’s cake with a little fruit (and not the other way around), so those opposed to fruitcake even enjoy this recipe. The cake has a lovely almond flavor, and garnished with a layer of marzipan and brandy frosting, what’s not to love?
Be sure to check out her blog for more great food no matter what time of the year!