Food and drink play a very important part in the season of Goodwill and Festive Cheer. Christmas is a time of giving and sharing and, so having friends and family over to share a table which is laden with rich, lavish food and festive drinks is part of what we perceive Christmas is all about. Although all good cooks enjoy the preparation and planning that goes hand-in-hand with this time of year, they also know the benefit of forward planning so that they too can enjoy the festivities and not spend all their time in the kitchen. Here we have a selection of recipes from around the globe which we hope will help you to prepare for Christmas and that you, and all your family and friends will enjoy too.
Egg Nog is is a rich, chilled, sweet, dairy-based drink. Traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. It can also contain brandy, rum, whisky or bourbon. Throughout Canada and the United States, eggnog is traditionally consumed over Christmas season.
Adding butter to drinks may seem a little odd but it is a practice that has been used for hundreds of years. By making a spiced butter beforehand it will bring an extra quality to a hot, warming drink. For these buttered spirits you can use Whisky, Brandy or Rum all are equally delicious.
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