I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas (or other relevant festivities). Here are a few photos from this year’s Christmas at my parents’ home in Sydney. Unfortunately, I was so focused on the food that I didn’t really get any good shots of all the beautiful people (family, friends, pets) who were there, but I can attest that the company was wonderful, and everyone had a lovely time. I will post a few of the recipes for things you see here in the coming days.
We put hibiscus flowers in glasses of champagne and had gingerbread while waiting for everyone to arrive.
Along with amazing turkey and gravy (not pictured) my brother, Hugh, made for us, we had nutmeat in brioche…
We have a rather recent tradition in my family (originally from Norwegian relatives) of making a rice crème for Christmas and hiding a single almond in it. Whoever finds the almond wins a marzipan pig (this year’s winner: Leanne)!
As we didn’t want people to cry, those who were upset at not winning the pig were consoled by the fact that everyone also got to choose a piece of marzipan fruit that my mother had very skillfully created.