Happy New Year! Happy Chinese New Year that is – 新年快乐，or the more common 恭喜发财 (congratulations and prosperity).
Ah, Christmas. How did it sneak up on me this year? One day we were still in November (heaps of time), and suddenly it is Christmas day. I didn’t even put up a tree this year. But still, some traditions are still important to me. And one of them is panettone.
Want to enjoy a stress free Christmas? Then avoid the shopping mall this Christmas. I started from 1 December.
I have a new challenge – can I survive on only $50 a week groceries for one adult and two children between now and Christmas?
Next Monday I will be eating for $2 or less. And I will repeat that every day until Friday. Every day. No cheating. Not even on ‘free’ food such as foraged dandelion weeds or cake baked for morning tea by friends at work. I have $10 to spend for five days and that is it.
I love eating hot cross buns at Easter. Well, to be more precise, I love BAKING hot cross buns at Easter.
I blame it on Vegemite Chocolate. One minute I enjoyed the occasional dab of Vegemite on a crumpet, but now I have become obsessive. Even afternoon tea baking features Vegemite.
I am not sure if this recipe is really Armenian or not, but it sure is special. My Auntie Julie, a wonderful and generous cook, used to make this and it brings back childhood memories of summers spent running around at her place. Her kids will probably tell me that her baking is still the best. But try this and enjoy the kick that the nutmeg brings.