This is a recipe from Lynn Lilje of Surrey, B.C. You can also use white chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips. For a festive touch, add 1/2 cup (125 mL) candied fruit to the dough. Or dip one end of each cookie into melted milk chocolate then sprinkle with dark chocolate or sliced nuts.
The combination of peppermint and chocolate is a holiday winner. The dark chocolate dough is ideal for cutting into all sorts of holiday shapes, such as holly. (From "Festive Cookies" in the December issue of Canadian Living.)
This is a delicious twist on the Swiss tradition of serving pineapple and kirsch at the end of a meal to aid digestion. Serve with steaming hot tea.
Sunshine cake, really angel food cake made with whole eggs, is relatively obscure despite being around for more than a century. However, with its light moist texture, golden colour and citrus flavour, it makes an ideal Passover dessert using kosher-for-Passover ingredients, as well as one for Easter (see Variation, this page) and certainly deserves more celebrity.
High-domed golden panettone is the traditional Christmas dessert bread all over Italy and in every Italo-Canadian community. Lavish with golden raisins, citrus peel, eggs and butter, it epitomizes the richness and generosity of the season.
Pasteurized egg whites are found in the egg section of the grocery store.
This is medivnyk, a mellow, lightly spiced honey cake — one of the sweet endings to a Ukrainian Holy Night supper