‘Tis the season of Starbucks Red Cups, Christmas Carollers and new baking recipes. If you have been panicking about the extra mouths to feed over the Christmas period, and not boring your family with the same Trifle dessert, the panic is over! If you are feeling brave enough to experiment and bring a different taste to Christmas, look no further.
In this beautiful season, many of us are fortunate to experience winter festivals, fairs and markets. I had my first German Market experience a few years ago: carousels, ferris wheel, juicy bratwurst, home made hot chocolate, mulled wine and pretzels were just a handful of things that grasped my attention. One tasty treat that my taste buds will never forget were the delectable treats known as Schmalzkuchen. These little doughnuts, other wise known as Lard Cakes, are traditional treats eaten at German winter festivals. Served hot and smothered in melted chocolate, these are the perfect little treats to keep your guests happy.