I know! So many days but it also feels so soon somehow. And the fact that streets and shop windows are already decorated makes it feel even closer.
Well, I have a Christmas surprise for you! Over the six weeks that precede Christmas, I will introduce you to six Christmases around the world: gifts of knowledge, culture and recipes.
I spoke and wrote to different persons I know who all come from different countries (alright, no surprise here but one of the Christmases will be the French one and I personally will be telling you about this one). They were all delighted to participate in this project.
Over the past few weeks, I read and heard tales of amazing Christmases in some really cold and also some quite exotic places, as well as from places with are all very familiar with.
This will be obviously mostly about the food they have for Christmas. Do not expect anything too purely traditional, as each and everyone of us has a different way to celebrate it.
And in the meantime, to keep you waiting without starving, here is my Rocky White Christmas Road recipe.
I was introduced to a delicious White Christmas while celebrating Christmas in July with friends in Australia (over there, you have to organise something fun during the long Winter weeks, or else there is nothing to celebrate at all!).
My recipe differs a lot as I make it with white chocolate and no added fat (the Australian recipe uses copha, a vegetable fat shortening). I also make it more rocky roady.
500g white chocolate
200g halved marshmallows
100g quartered dried apricots
100g roughly chopped macadamia nut
100g dessicated coconut
50g rice bubbles (or puffed rice of the famous snap, crackle and pop fame)
Line a square cake tin (20cm x 20cm, and at least 4cm deep) with baking paper.
Melt the white chocolate using the method of the bain-marie (I explained it here in a past recipe).
In a large bowl, mix well all the dried ingredients. Add the melted white chocolate and stir thoroughly.
Pour the mix in the lined cake tin. Let it cool down for 5 to 10 minutes and leave in the fridge for about 2 hours or until firm.
When it has hardened properly, unmold and cut into small squares.
You can also choose to cut thin slices to serve (as it is quite rich). Another option is to put lollipop sticks in the mix before it goes in the fridge, and then you can serve as Rocky White Christmas Road pops!
The first of the Six Christmases was Irish and you can read it here.
The second was Finnish and you can read it here.
The third was Australian and here it is.
The fourth was an American Christmas with delicious cookies here.
The fifth Christmas was in Brazil, read about it here.
And finally, I told you about my family Christmas in France here.