Three Little Piggies: Merry Christmas to all
Heirloom beans and ham. I found these beans in Burmese country market plus a home-cured ham butt slowly boiled for 2 hours. True winter fare as Battambang is hitting 13C at night and under 20/70 by day. So a total of 3 days getting out the woollen wear. Christmas day it’s back to 30C/90F
Stollen: my annual output of Dresdner stollen Christmas cakes. Yeast dough kneaded forever, dried fruits macerated overnight in black Bacardi rum and once baked soused with more then slathered with unctuous melted butter and dusted with copious quantities of icing/powdered sugar. And finally wrapped in foil as the ultimate xmas gift of love. I think […]
White (cheese) Christmas. St Marcellin, St André, Chevre, St Félicien. A saintly parade of raw milk curds all banned in Australia, alas. roughingitinbattambang
Xmas gift from artist @morrison_polkinghorne He stamped Cambodian lotus stems with India ink onto Vietnamese hill tribe paper, then bespoke framed in heavy gauge steel crafted by a local Battambang forger
Making Christmas stollen today with samdara142 Rich in rum macerated raisins, currants and peel. Proof is in the kneading. Baking, buttering and icing sugar await.
Christmas Pudding. My first real muslin-wrapped pud boiled in water without mould. Sticks to hang for a more rounded shape. Wish me luck!
Merry Christmas! Stollen is the perfect Chrissie breakfast. So glad I took the time to bake 4 loaves
We fossicked this green & red bamboo spirit house from the local Battambang market. Amazingly, both its design and colors are perfect for Christmas. Indeed, it looks more Western than Asian, what with its tall gables and Germanic-style marquetry decorations. So we’ve festooned it ecumenically for the holidays, with tiny vintage Santas (a legacy of my mother Joni Y); topped […]
Christmas Stollen ready for the oven. Afterwards, two heavy coatings with butter & powdered sugar, then ageing till Christmas. Question: this recipe calls for glazing with egg white prior to baking, but won’t that hinder the butter absorbing after baking? Any stollen experts wish to comment? Macerating dried fruit in rum for my Christmas […]