Monday, December 6, 2010


Chocolate Stare
St. Nicholas visited our house last night, leaving the kids a few treats,

Ostheimer Angel
three new figures for the nativity scene,

St. Nicholas Day Mess
and three new Christmas books. This year Muriel received Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, Niamh received The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, and Rowan received Christmas Day in the Morning.

Italian Peppermint Hot Chocolate

We ended the morning with Italian peppermint hot chocolate and a sad, sad attempt at making eggless St. Nicholas bread. I thought that a sweet dough like what is used for cinnamon rolls would be a good substitute for what the bakeries in Morges make. Cook's Illustrated has a recipe for quick cinnamon buns that don't have eggs. It sounded perfect! The recipe though did not have yeast, which made it more like a biscuit dough, which is very hard to shape into little St. Nicholas men. So next year I will try again, this time with a yeast dough!

1 comment:

  1. Can I come to your house for hot cocoa! My children recieved Christmas Pj's and a few candies since we will be on the ship for Christmas. Plus a few holiday books.