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12 December 2010 @ 06:17 pm
Sentimental Food Faves  
What foods do you associate with memories of the holidays?

Me, it's mostly sweets, other than the aforementioned sausage rolls.

Matrimonial Cake
Nanaimo Bars
Mince Tarts
Butter Tarts
Plum Pudding
Sees Chocolates
Fruit Cake
 
 
 
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on December 13th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
My maternal grandmother who came from Switzerland made Zopf (pronounced zufa), a Christmas bread....
http://www.about.ch/culture/food/zopf.html
From the dough she created beautiful braided masterpieces as depicted in the link above.
I not only recall how incredibly fragrant it was as it baked, but that she baked it all in a wood stove exclusively. How she managed to get it baked to perfection, she made a huge batch to give to family and friends, is still a mystery to me.
I miss her so very much, but her bread remains fixated in my mind as an integral part of Christmas.
There were other lovely things she made for Christmas, but her Zopf remains fixated in my mind.
Ithithildyn on December 13th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Sounds nummy!
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on December 13th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
It was.
I just sent the link to my sister last night with hopes that perhaps her husband, who is a bread maker, will try his hand at it given that site has the recipe AND technique for braiding loaves.
She also made little twists that looked like doves.......even pinched an area and added raisins for eyes.......
I loved her bread but most of all miss HER very much.