Wednesday, December 14, 2011

'tis the season

antwerpen (2) 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!)

pandoro 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.

panettone 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.

lamerepoulard A small box of La Mere Poulard's Les cookies du Mont Saint Michel (France).

These cookies are packed with chocolate chips...yum!

lebkuchen 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.

walker (3) Rounding out our Christmas treats, shortbread from Scotland.

walker (4) Walker's buttery shortbread are delicious.

What are you enjoying these days?


Lizzy said...

What fun holiday treats. Loving that sachet :)

K and S said...

Thanks Lizzy :) Happy Holidays!

Take care.

Ana_ILTdP said...

You have a very international assortment of xmas sweets!
Ooooh, Muji and its great ideas, I'd love to try those mini versions you've got. I'd love to go to Japan again too :)

I am spanish but I live in the Netherlands, so far I have been trying dutch sweets for the first time, and next weeks my parents will bring me spanish christmas sweets!

Happy holidays!

Japan Australia said...

A great way to celebrate Christmas with treats from all over the world. It is tradition in my family to have shortbread and mince pies :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

Hola Ana! I love the Netherlands, especially Holland.

I don't think I've ever tried minced pies J-A, sounds interesting.

Take care you two and Happy Holidays.

Rowena... said...

Mere Poulard's chocolate chip cookies are way good! That's one that I wished the supermarket had brought in as the decorative tin offerings. Glad to hear you tried both "pans". Somebody should come up with ornaments shaped like both because they would look cute on a tree.

K and S said...

I'm gonna check another import store to see what kinds of Mere Poulard stuff they have Rowena, I think they had some tin-types.

Take care.

K said...

Yum, everything looks delicious! I wish the Muji in NYC sold food!!

K and S said...

aw that's too bad NYC MUJI doesn't sell food, K.

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

The sachet is so cute and some really delicious holiday treats too. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb :)

Take care.