A Culinary Christmas, everyone!

Don’t worry, we won’t develop into a foodie-blog and we have another couple of posts about other topics lined up. Yet, we felt like we wanted to offer you guys a ‘lighter’ read for the holidays. Which is why we decided to share two recipes with you which we just recently learnt here on Vancouver Island. In fact, we think they could make a great gift for your loved ones. Who needs another half-arsed, impersonal and uncreative present anyways? Screw the consumption hype and bring something that can be enjoyed together on the spot!

1. Golden Milk

Ahhhh this is Gesa’s new favourite treat! It’s truly a recipe that manages to keep your immune system AND your sweet tooth satisfied over winter. Make sure to add the pepper and the coconut oil even if it sounds weird at the beginning… They are crucial because they help your body to absorb all the health-promoting ingredients!

ginger, turmeric

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

  • 1/2l milk
  • 3cm of fresh turmeric or 1 heaped tablespoon of dried turmeric powder
  • 1cm of fresh ginger (or 1 teaspoon fried powder)
  • generous pinch of ground black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper/chillie
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of honey

Preparation:

Stir grated turmeric, ginger and spices in ½-1 cup of water and let the mixture simmer 5-10min on low heat (the more dried powder you use, the longer!) until the mixture has thickened. Keep stirring to prevent burning! Add milk, coconut oil and honey and heat it up, but don’t boil it anymore. Use a sift to filter and then enjoy the Golden Milk hot and fresh in your favourite mug 😊

 

2. Eggnog à la Patrick

Yes, it’s indeed Eierlikör that we are suggesting – a drink that we used to associate with nausea and elderly people… But just recently, a friend convinced us that this drink is very tasty if you prepare it yourself! So challenge your prejudices and try this North American Christmas favourite!

eggnog

Ingredients:

  • 1l milk
  • 1l cream
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 small cup cane sugar
  • (some dark rum and/or Kahlua)

Preparation:

Whisk sugar and egg yolks in a bowl to a stiff mass. In another bowl: mix all other ingredients, then add them (a little at a time) to the egg-sugar-mass. Heat the mixture up on low heat but make sure it DOES NOT BOIL or the eggs will curdle! Keep stirring! Once the Eggnog has thickened, put it in the fridge for 24h. Enjoy chilled with ice-cubes and add dark Rum and/or Kahlua if you wish.

 

Feel free to modify the recipes to your own taste and let us know how you enjoyed them! Merry Christmas, everyone 🙂

2 Comments on “A Culinary Christmas, everyone!

  1. A merry belated Christmas to you too! We actually thought that “Golden Milk” should be served in every German Cafe. You might give it a try and share it with your sister! Let us know if you liked it!

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