Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Yule, and more Seasons Greetings, Bookwyrms!
Back in October, I listed some of my favorite fictional treats, including a spiritually spiked log cake that inspired me to make my own Lithuanian Christmas version. A quick Google search led me to this recipe for a Krupnikas pound cake. I pulled out a bundt pan (to make a wreath instead of a log), added a few extra decorative ingredients, and va!
It’s supposed to look like a birch wreath. I used ground cloves for the stripes, candy-coated almonds for the leaves, and mini marshmallows topped with espresso beans for forest mushrooms. It…didn’t exactly make me see the Holy Trinity at first bite, but it was a respectable attempt.
Have any of your favorite stories inspired you to try a new recipe? What are some of your favorite Christmas desserts?