I am glad everyone liked the look of the Stollen yesterday- I think Germany has the best Christmas traditions. My Dad’s mum was Austrian so we always had a lot of those sorts of things growing up. When my parents come over for Christmas I will be making another one for then.
As well as making stollen, I made some spiced nuts- whisk up an egg white, add a few tbs icing sugar and brown sugar, loads of spices (cinnamon, mixed spice…) and some extract (vanilla/ almond/ orange) then bake.
They need turning/ shaking a few times- these took around 20 mins.
Yum! Leave to cool, then store in an airtight jar. I will make a variation of these as Christmas gifts.
I have also been making some more warm lunches.
Another from my squash box- this was a red onion squash- with such vibrant orange flesh.
This was chopped up along with a couple of carrots and a massive sweet potato, and roasted in the oven for 30 mins with a little rosemary. By the way, I walked up to Aldi today (I actually went to go to Sweatshop to spend my race vouchers, but it was closed despite having Sunday opening hours of 11-5pm, anyway..) and I got a big bag of sweet potatoes for 69p! And a big bag of apples for 69p! And 3 peppers for 69p! Super cheap.
Then I cooked 50g quinoa and 50g wholewheat giant cous cous with some vecon stock, added a tin of tomatoes, chilli flakes and a tin of black eye beans.
This made 5 servings all layered up, and some more roasted veg for dinner on another day. After all that chopping I have very orange fingers, so to match I nibbled on;
Yum- Montezumas Milk chocolate with orange- soooooooo good!
Favourite orange thing? I wonder how many people will answer with pumpkin!
PS I also made the vegan pumpkin spice cake, so stay tuned for the recipe 🙂