Categoría: Recetas de Navidad

Por Ane Goñi Salaverri

Christopsomo (Pan Griego de Navidad)

Christopsomo, or Christ’s Bread, is considered a sacred tradition in many Greek Orthodox homes and the care with which it is made is said to ensure the well-being of the home in the year to come. Only the purest and most expensive ingredients are used. The bread is often decorated with pieces of dough formed into representations of the family’s life (boats, animals, etc.). Ingredients are for simple loaves and directions for a decorated loaf can be found below. In Greek, Christopsomo is spelled Χριστόψωμο (pronounced hree-STOHP-soh-moh). Helpful Tips for Better Bakery-Style Homemade Bread

Por Ane Goñi Salaverri

Pan de Navidad trenzado ucraniano (Kolach)

This recipe for Ukrainian Christmas bread or kolach is a slightly sweet yeast bread that is braided and shaped into either an oblong loaf, a round braided loaf, or three separate round braids stacked one on top of the other. In the case of a stacked kolach, a candle is placed in the middle and is an essential part of the Christmas Eve supper (Sviata Vechera). The bread isn’t eaten until Christmas Day because it contains eggs and Orthodox Christians fast for Advent, including Christmas Eve. Kolach is a symbol of good luck, eternity, prosperity, and also is featured at memorial services for the dead. Helpful Tips for Better Bakery-Style Homemade Bread

Por Ane Goñi Salaverri

Receta de salsa de natillas con especias para la Navidad

What is the perfect partner for a traditional Christmas pudding? It could be a proper English custard sauce or, as traditionalists would have you believe, a white sauce laden with rum or brandy. If you can’t decide between the two, you’re in luck! There is a middle ground with this Christmas spiced custard sauce. With hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, mace and cloves—the spices of a good old British yuletide—you will be able to have the best of both worlds. These warming flavors are so perfect for the cold winter months, and as such, fit perfectly with the festivities. Christmas Just Isn’t Christmas Without a Traditional Pudding