Christmas is coming, what a great way to celebrate with all sorts of sweet treats from around the globe.
First off though is not a sweet treat... A french classmate went to Belgium recently and brought back this cute sachet filled with lavender, perfect for Christmas (merci!)
Mini pandoro from MUJI. I had read about pandoro on Rowena's blog, but had not tried it myself.
Have you seen how big Pandoro or Panettone are?! Lucky for me, MUJI had these mini-sized (like the size of a big muffin), perfect for a taste.
This Italian eggy bread/cake reminds me of what we have in Japan called castella.
And if you try pandoro, then you have to try the Italian panettone too.
Another mini-size made by MUJI.
This one was more bread-like filled with raisins and citrus peels.
I preferred the pandoro while Satoshi preferred the panettone.
A small box of La Mere Poulard's Les cookies du Mont Saint Michel (France).
These cookies are packed with chocolate chips...yum!
Weiss Contrella Classic Lebkuchen (Germany)...I had envisioned something more like gingerbread, maybe a little more crisp, but these were soft, a little spicy, very sweet and dipped in chocolate.
With a cup of tea though, they were perfect.
Rounding out our Christmas treats, shortbread from Scotland.
Walker's buttery shortbread are delicious.
What are you enjoying these days?