Make edible Christmas ornaments this year! These 4 homemade sugar Christmas ornaments are so pretty and incredibly easy to make! DIY candy Christmas decorations are easy last-minute Christmas DIY crafts for kids.
Sugar ornaments are traditional Christmas tree ornaments. One of the following sugar ornament recipes was even published 280 years ago in 1741!
Two years ago I tried a Victorian recipe for quince paste. Homemade quince paste is a traditional Christmas treat since the Victorian era. And since this quince candy turned out so delicious, I tried to make candied quince this Christmas! Continue reading Candied Japanese Quince Slices→
Candied lemon slices are a decadent treat. And they’re also very pretty to decorate cakes and cookies. This is an easy, no-fuss recipe on how to make candied lemon slices at home with only two ingredients: lemons and sugar. Continue reading Candied Lemon Slices→
Is there anything so Christmassy as green cookies? And what’s best, you can make all-natural green Christmas cookies – naturally dyed with vegetables or nuts!
Green is fairly easy to achieve with homemade natural food coloring. I’ve already made all-natural green Christmas cookies with pistachio nuts, matcha tea, curly kale and sunflower seeds. Yes, sunflower seeds can dye food green! 😀 Continue reading 4 All-Natural Green Christmas Cookies→
Candied kiwi slices are an unusual treat and so delicious. Homemade candied kiwi slices are just as easy to make as candied orange slices!
Inspired by my DIY candied orange slices, I tried to make candied kiwi slices and they turned out delicious. Yay! Candied kiwi slices are an unusual treat. You can simply snack on them – have I mentioned that they’re delicious?! 😉 – or use them to garnish cakes and cupcakes. Continue reading Candied Kiwi Slices→
Bake and craft along with me to count down the days until Christmas! Visit my interactive Christmas countdown calendar every day in December to open a door and find a DIY Christmas ornament tutorial or Christmas recipe behind it!
How Victorians baked perfect bread by making their own yeast at home from scratch. 15 Victorian bread baking secrets that are still useful today!
The Victorians usually made their own yeast at home from scratch, even if commercial yeast was already available. However, the Victorians believed that wild yeast bread from scratch was better, healthier, more digestible and more flavorful. So they made their own yeast at home with hops, potatoes, flour, peas or grapes. Over the years, I’ve tried different spontaneously fermented bread recipes from the Victorian era: Some failed and some turned out delicious! Continue reading 15 Victorian Bread Baking Secrets – Perfect Bread With Wild Yeast From Scratch→