So many Christmas songs written and sang, so many Christmas recipes cooked. All because we all share the same special emotion. Just like the emotion of anticipation, opening and falling into love with a gift, we share the same anxious feeling of planning and purchasing the products, laying them over the table, having a look at and start with the magic of cooking.
The burbling on the hot stove, the smell filling up the house, the crispy golden look and that tempting moment of having a bite, just one small bite to check if the meal is ready. And then the serving culmination. Entering the room a curious hungry family, putting the pot proudly on the table and sharing a piece of your soul with everybody. Seconds of silence while everyone is having the first bite and then bursting out into yum yum and wow sounds that worth more than everything in the world.
SooFoodies has been working on the Christmas menu and we’ve prepared some really nice dishes for you.
So, let’s begin with the fancy Christmas tree salad based on spinach, flamboyant in colors because of the apples, mango, orange and the pomegranate seeds. Decoration is up to you but served as a tree with a star on top will surely make kids love it which is quite of an advantage.
SooFoodies would definitely offer you Balkan cuisine recipes. It is typical for the area, during the summer and autumn, to store a part of the harvest in jars for the winter like roasted red peppers, eggplants, tomato sauce and many fruits turned into thick fragrant jams. These tasty treasures of the warm seasons are now more than welcome on the festive winter table.
Let’s go quickly to the main dish recipe ideas. No one should miss Kapama – layers of meat, sour cabbage and sarmas cooked slowly into a clay pot and representing a salty, juicy combination of so many rich flavors.
You may also serve the Stuffed pumpkin with beef that looks impressive and tastes incredibly especially if you are fan of the salty-sweet mix. Just one word for the Christmas wreath – amazing. Meaty cumin flavored filling into crispy dough. Smells like home, looks like heaven and such a holiday treat.
Not to miss the drinks, right? We have such a strong rakia and so rich red wine, perfect for any Christmas table, all homemade and traditional.
Any nice and long dinner ends with a list of desserts that once again, represent the abundance of the passing year and the hopes for the rich future one. Most of the desserts can be prepared 1-2 days in advance (we even recommend you to do so and have all the flavors beautifully mingled by the Christmas dinner time).
Ready for the sweet tooth temptation? Chocolate rules in the Chocolate log beauty as well as in the orange flavoured Chocolate orange banana muffins, so soft and fragrant. Leaving the most simple, yet outstanding pleasure for last, the Apple caramel cake. No words can describe the fruity taste covered with a layer of caramel, soaking through the sponge and moisturizing it completely. Out of this world, gorgeous menu.
Merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday time and festive table with family and friends. That period is all about creating comforting memories and sharing the goodness. Send the year away with something small for a person you don’t even know. The easiest way to make yourself happy is to raise a smile on a stranger’s face. Share the goodness!
That is how we would like to enter into the New Year. With health and luck. Learn more about one of the funniest and positive Bulgarian traditions on New Year – eating delicious banitsa and hoping for the most wanted fortune wishes (called “kismets”) to pick.