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You needsome salty biscuitssome cakeschocolate creamsmall biscuits for mouthsome lacasitos for eyes and noseSTEP BY STEP1· Put the chocolate cream onto the cake2. put the small biscuit in the middle of the cake3·Put the salty biscuits as horns4.put the lacasitos as eyes and nose5.Enjoy your reindeer cupcake!

You need:½ kg flour ¼ of butter 200gr of sugar 2 eggs ¼ kg glass sugar 1 spoon of vanilla 2 tablespoons lemon juice Green food coloring Red colorant egg whites We are going to prepare some Christmas cookies decorated in the shape of a tree, a star and a snowflake, but you can bet on other options if you want! With that said, let's get startedThe first thing is to take two containers and place the sifted flour and salt in one and the butter and normal sugar in the other. Mix the contents of the second container and, as soon as it is there, add the two eggs and integrate again.Now pour the contents of the first container into the second and beat again. If the dough has already taken hold, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour.After this time, put the oven to preheat to 190ºC and remove the dough from the fridge. Flatten it with the help of a rolling pin on a flat surface and make the cookies in the shape of a tree, flake and star. As soon as they are done, put them on the baking sheet lined with kitchen paper and bake them for ten minutes.We are now going to prepare the dough with which to decorate them. Put the icing sugar, the egg whites and the lemon juice in a bowl and mix. Little by little a meringue will form and, since you will need three colors, separate the result into three bowls.If the cookies are already there, take them out and let them cool for about 15 minutes. Then, with a pastry bag, decorate them and, as soon as you have them, let them rest for two hours so that they finish being. Then you can serve them!

You need:-Marshmellow.-White chocolate to melt.-Some lacositos for eyes and nose.-Lollipop sticks.-Plastic paper.-Salty biscuits for horns.Step by step:1.Put the stick into the sweet.2.Dive it into the melted white chocolate.3.Let it rest on the plastic paper.4.Meanwhile,put the eyes and nose(Lacasitos)5.Also,put the horns(salty biscuits)6.Let it dry,and enjoy your reindeer lollipops.

LASAGNA ALLA BOLOGNESE"Lasagna alla bolognese" is a very popular dish in Italy, and is one of our tipical foods. There are many types of lasagna for everyone.Ingredients: Layers of pasta Minced beef Mozzarella Grated Parmesan cheese. Salt Tomato sauceHow to prepare the ragùIngredients: Minced beef Carrots Onions Celery Tomato sauce Cut the carrots, onions and celery, then fry it. Put the minced beef Cook everything for 1 hour Then put the tomato sauce and wait 30 minutes.How to prepare the layers of pastaIngredients: Flour 5 eggs Oil Salt Put the flour on the table and put all the ingredients inside. Knead and let the dough rest. Roll the dough with a rolling pin. Create rectangles and boil them.How is it prepared? In a pan add a few spoons of minced beef, tomato sauce and mozzarella. On the top of this layer put the pastry. Continue until you reach the top of the pan. 4) On the top of the lasagna put some parmesan cheese . 5) Bake at 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes.We hope you like it!

Ricetta brodo-Celery -Carrots -Onions -Potatoes -Tomatoes -Crust of Parmesan -Clove -Cinnamon stick -Chicken -Salt -Grain of black pepperx le pallottine -Minced veal -Grated parmesan -Eggs -Salt -Nutmeg x la stracciatella di cardi -Cardoon boiled -Eggs -Grated parmesan -Salt -Black pepper x la pizza reale -Grated parmesan -Flour -Parsley -Nutmeg procedimento brodo Put all the ingredients in a saucepan with cold water, take at boiling point, clean the broth and cook for 6/8 hours on low heat . procedimento pallottine Mix all the ingredients and make balls that weigh 2 grammes , boil them in salted water for 2 minutes. procedimento stracciatella di cardi Clean the cardone and put it in water and lemon, boil it in salted water for 15 minutes , scramble the eggs with parmesan, salt, and black pepper. Add the cardone. procedimento pizza reale Beat the whites until stiff, yolks with flour, parmesan, parsley minced and nutmeg. Mix the ingredients delicately and put it in a baking tray with parchment paper and cook for 15 minutes 160°C. When it is cool cut it in cubes of 1 centimetre. Finitura Filter the broth and put it in a saucepan and take it at boiling point. Take the egg drop and cover it, take it on low heat slowly and cook for 5/6 minutes. Leave the cover and take it on high heat quick, add meatballs and pizza reale, make it flavour for 5/6 minutes and serve in a hot dish.

Sweet bread A sweet Christmas treatIngredients: 1 cup milk ⅓ cup white sugar ⅓ cup butter 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 4 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggsRecipe: Step 1 In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, sugar and butter. Heat until slightly warm then remove from heat and stir in the yeast. Let stand until foamy.Step 2 In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Mix in the eggs, oil and the yeast mixture. Mix until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and continue to knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Grease a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of oil. Place the dough into the bowl and turn once to coat. Cover and let stand in a warm place until it's double the sizeStep 3 Use remaining oil to grease a cookie sheet . Place your dough the gresead pan. Let dough rise for 20 to 25 minutes, or until almost double. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Step 4 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.

Toba, a romanian Christmas dishingredients: -2 pork kidneys; -allspyce -1 pork tongue; -salt - pork heart; -pepper - ¼ of a pork liver; -bay leaves -fat; -1 pork stomach - ½ kg pork meat; -pork rinds; - ½ a pork head;How to prepare it: -first, poach the kidneys and tongue separately; -cut everything at a reasonable size and boil them together; -while they are still warm cut everything in bite size pieces; -ad salt and pepper to taste, some lenihabar and some of the water that you boiled the meat in earlier; -ad everything in the pork stomach and sow the end together,then boil it in the same water that you boiled the meat in and let cool.

Cabbage RollsIngredients: Onion – Every bite should have onion in it Long grain rice – Basmati rice is best. Ground pork Fresh parsley & dill – Using fresh herbs makes such a big difference in how the flavor develops in your rolls! Salt & pepper – Season the mixture to your own discretion. Sour cabbage leaves – This is what really sets the Romanian version apart from the rest. The little hit of vinegar is to die for! Bacon – Find yourself a nice thick-cut smoky style of bacon. Tomato juice – This is what our rolls are going to sit and cook in.1.Prepare the filling: Saute the onions until translucent, then add the rice. Add the pork, salt, pepper, parsley, dill, and the onion mixture to a large bowl and mix well. 2.Roll the filling:Cut each leaf in half and fill the piece with a few tbsp of the meat mixture and roll. Try to roll these nice and tight. Repeat until all the filling has been used. 3.Assemble the rolls: Chop up the remaining cabbage leaves and add them to a large pot or deep roasting dish with a lid. Arrange all the rolls over the chopped cabbage and disperse the bacon evenly among the rolls. Pour the tomato juice over the rolls. 4.Bake the rolls: Cover the pot with a lid or foil. Serve hot with a side of sour cream. H

Dumplings Ingredients 2cups flour 1 1/2teaspoon salt 2tablespoons vegetable oil 1cup warm waterStepsCombine flour, salt . Add oil and water and mix until smooth. Add a bit more water until dumplings are soft and not at all dry. Form into a ball and place in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave to stand for at least 30 minutes Stuffing- Cabbage with mushroomsIngredients½ cup butter1 onion, chopped 1 head cabbage, chopped mushrooms ½ cup water salt to tasteStep Melt the butter in a pot. Add the onion,mushrooms and cabbage in the butter over medium-high heat until the cabbage is soft but cranchy. Place half of the wonton wrappers on a clean, flat surface. Step 1Set up your work station and have all your ingredients ready and within reach including the store-bought wonton/dumpling wrappers.Step 2Set up a tray nearby to hold the dumplings. Dust it lightly with flour to stop the dumplings from sticking.Step 3Place half of the wonton wrappers on a clean, flat surface.Step 4Place a small, rounded spoonful of the filling in the centre of the first wrapper. Don’t overfill it as it will burst open when cooked.Step 5Use your finger to dab a little water around the edge of the wrapper.Step 6Fold wrapper in half and, using your thumb and index finger, pleat one edge, then press edges together to seal. Place, in a single layer, on tray.Step 7Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Dumplings can be made up to 6 hours in advance; store covered in the fridge or freeze on the tray, then place in a zip lock bag.

Gingerbread MenYes they are tasty, but these can also be really fun to make. Let your little one get creative with the icing and turn their gingerbread men into fantasy characters, family members or their friends.Ingredients350g flour2tsp ginger1 tsp cinnamon125g butter175g light soft brown sugar1 eggDecorations (icing, sweets, edible balls/glitter etc)MethodSift together the flour, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl of a food processor (you can use an electric hand mixer). Add the butter and blend, Stir in the sugar.Lightly beat the egg and syrup together and add to the mixture. Pulse the mixture together leave in fridge to chill for 15mins.Preheat the oven to 180C/160CRoll the dough , cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.Then let the decoration begin!

Kūčiukai With Poppy MilkKūčiukaiare bite-sized biscuits served with freshly made poppy milk that are only eaten during the Christmas season. You would never ever see Lithuanians having this dish any other time. So, if you want to try it, better make your way to Lithuania before Santa Claus.Poppy Seed MilkAnother special for Christmas Eve, poppy seed milk is something like Lithuanian eggnog. It is often served alongside with Christmas Eve cookies - something like breakfast cereal, only for dinner.

Cranberry Kissel DrinkKissel is found in many Eastern European cuisines, and it is usually a berry or fruit flavoured thick starchy dessert. In Lithuania, however, kissel is thinned down to a consistency of a drink, and its cranberry variety is a favorite in winter and during Christmas season.Traditionally, cranberry kissel is made by boiling cranberries, straining them, thickening the hot liquid with starch and adding sugar to taste. As a shortcut, you may heat up ready-made cranberry juice and drizzle some starch suspended in a small amount of water to thicken the juice.Voila- you have a kissel.

Not overeating on Christmas is not possible, no matter where you are in the world. Who can refuse a delicious home-cooked meal? Oh yes, mother’s food is always the best, especially on Christmas Eve, when every table in Lithuania is stacked with at least 12 different dishes. In accordance with Catholic traditions, many Lithuanians abstain from meat on Christmas, so most of the dishes are fish.

Chrismas Eve poppy seed biscuits – Kūčiukai RecipeIngredients- ½ (half) kilo of flour- 250 ml or 1 cup of milk- 4 Tbsp. of vegetable oil- 4 Tsp. fresh yeast (1)- 2 Tbsp. of poppy seeds- 65 ml or (1/4) cup of sugarMethod Blend yeast with sugar and dissolve in warm milk. Add half of the flour to yeast and mix well. Dust top of batter with flour, let rise in warm for 1 hour. Beat dough, add remaining flour, oil and scalded poppy seed. Mix well and knead until dough is not sticky, about 30 minutes. Let rise in warm for another 1 hourPreheat oven at 180°C.Roll dough into 1cm thick rolls and cut into same lengths. Place dough pieces on floured baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.Wait until they cool before eating.

Poppy milk (aguonų pienas)Ingredients: To make poppy milk, you will need one or two glasses of poppy seeds.Directions:1. The poppy seeds are soaked in some hot water for a day or so, changing the water from time to time, until the eeds become soft.2. Then the poppy seeds are crushed in a food processor (or with a pestle in a mortar), until a white liquid comes out.3. Some cold water is added (preferably water that has been boiled, and cooled), and the poppy seeds are strained and crushed once more.4. This process is repeated several times in order to get a good poppy milk concentrate.5. The poppy milk concentrate is diluted with some cold boiled water (the quantity of the water used, is a matter of taste, and certain family preferences, but the flavor of the poppy seeds should be pronounced).6. Finally, some sugar or honey is added to sweeten the poppy seed milk.

BOILED COD RecipeINGREDIENTS 2 -4 cups water 1 -2 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon vinegar ⁄ teaspoon basilCombine water, salt, vinegar and basil in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Add the cod. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Make sure to keep the water just below the boiling point to prevent the fish from falling apart.Remove fish from water and place on serving platter. Top with chopped parsley in melted margarine, or a hollandaise sauce. Serve with boiled potatoes and carrots.

Roasted LambINGREDIENTS:1 (5 to 6 pound) trimmed bone-in leg of lamb4 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon kosher salt2 teaspoons ground black pepperDIRECTIONS:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.Pat lamb dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, score the top side of the lamb by making shallow cuts all over.In a small bowl, combine garlic, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, Dijon, salt and pepper.Place lamb, fat side up, on a rack in the prepared roasting pan. Spread garlic mixture evenly over the lamb, rubbing in thoroughly into the scored cuts.Place into oven and roast until it reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees F for medium, about 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes, or until desired doneness. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.Serve immediately with mini hasselback potatoes.

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