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  • Zinaida Platonenko

Christmas Recipes

Christmas is all about family and spending time together and there is nothing that helps us enjoy it more than good food! Here are simple and affordable recipes for each course to make this Christmas.


Christmas charcuterie board, perfect for a party


Camembert cheese Cranberry jam

Fresh Rosemary

Prepared meat products of choice




1. Start by slicing your Camembert, making two circles

2. Take one of the circles and cut out a Christmas tree

3. Spread cranberry jam on the intact part of the cheese

4. Cover it with the pretty part, stick Rosemary brunches into the cheese

5. Arrange your meat, pickles and everything else you want to add around the cheese and enjoy!

Ricotta crostini



Olive oil

Herbs of choice



1. Add ricotta, olive oil and herbs into a food processor, blend until smooth

(No strict proportions, add depending on your preferred amount and consistency)

2. Toast your bread

3. Spread whipped ricotta on the toasts, you can decorate it with chopped walnuts, honey, pomegranate seeds

4. Enjoy

Baked Brie




Rosemary (dried/fresh)


Olive oil

Fig/cranberry jam/honey


1. Put Brie on the baking tray and add your toppings

2. Sprinkle some olive oil over the brie

3. Bake at 180C for about 20-25 min

4. Take it out and enjoy while hot


3-ingredient pine cones


Chocolate biscuits of choice

Philadelphia cheese

Chocolate cereal


1. Mix biscuits and Philadelphia in a food combiner, it should form a dough

2. Shape the dough into a cone

3. Stick the cereal into the cones to make it look like a pine cone

4. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top



250 g all-purpose flour, spoon and level

1 pinch of salt

230 g unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes

90 g powdered sugar

100 g finely ground almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts

1/2 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out or 2 tsp vanilla extract


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine flour, salt, cubed butter, powdered sugar, nuts, and vanilla seeds.

2. Mix at medium speed until a crumbly dough forms, about 1-2 minutes. If the dough is too crumbly add 1-2 Tbsp milk.

3. Use your hands to press the dough together and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for one hour in the fridge.

4. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper.Roll the chilled dough into a log, slice it, form half moon shapes

5. Bake the Vanillekipferl one cookie sheet at a time for 12 to 15 min (depending on the size of the cookies) until the edges are golden. They should not brown.

6. Sprinkle with some vanilla sugar

Easy sugar cookies


280g flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

175g butter

150 g sugar

1 egg

1tbsp vanilla


1. Whisk butter and sugar until the mixture is fluffy

2. Mix in the egg Add vanilla, flour, baking powder and sugar

3. Mix together until dough is formed

4. Roll out the dough cut into shapes

5. Bake at 180C for 10-15min

6. Let cool and enjoy

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