A Wassail Bowl - English Traditional Punch

A simmering pot of “Wassail” on Christmas morning! — Apple cider, orange juice, pineapple juice, black pepper, ginger, cloves and cinnamon - this is what Christmas smells like! Traditional Wassailing (and, incidentally, Toasting) Wassail, first started as a greeting or as a toast. Waes hael, revelers might say holding up a mug of spiced cider. Eventually, as things go, wassail referred less often to the greeting and more often to the drink. Wassail is a hot, mulled punch often associated with Yuletide, drunk from a 'wassailing bowl'. The earliest versions were warmed mead into which roasted crab apples were dropped and burst to create a drink called 'lambswool' drunk on Lammas day, still kno

Tres Reyes Magos (Spain) January 6.

Christmas in Spain - Three Kings of the Magi Day - January 6 Known in the Anglo-Saxon world as the Epiphany, the arrival of the Magi is expected in Spain with great expectation and multitudinous celebrations around this event. The celebrations officially begin the evening before the Epiphany, on the night of January 5, when the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos is celebrated in each city and town, when hundreds and hundreds of people go out to the main streets of the urban centers to contemplate the recreation of the arrival of the Magi in the city. People walk the streets and arrive at the main avenues and squares taking stairs, to be able to stand out above the second or third row of people, h

Christmas PLUM PUDDING (England)

INGREDIENTS Fruit Mixture (To be made 4 days ahead) 1 pound seedless raisins 1 pound sultana raisins 1/2 pound currants 1 cup thinly sliced citron 1 cup chopped candied peel 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon mace 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound finely chopped suet - powdery fine 1 1/4 cups cognac Pudding 1 1/4 pounds (approximately) fresh bread crumbs 1 cup scalded milk 1 cup sherry or port 12 eggs, well beaten 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt Cognac PREPARATION ​ Blend the fruits, citron, peel, spices and suet and place in a bowl or jar. Add 1/4 cup cognac, cover tightly and refrigerate for 4 days, adding 1/4 cu

Christmas Tongue Twisters

Easy Seven Santas sang silly songs. Tiny Timmy trims the tall tree with tinsel. Santa's sleigh slides on slick snow. Bobby brings bright bells. How many deer would a reindeer reign if a reindeer could reign deer? Running reindeer romp 'round red wreaths. Kris Kringle chose to climb the chimney at Christmas. Chilly chipper children cheerfully chant. Two trains travel together to Toyland. Eleven elves licked eleven little licorice lollipops. Santa's sack sags slightly. Ten tiny tin trains toot ten times. Santa stuffs Stephie's striped stocking. There's chimney soot on Santa's suit. Comet cuddles cute Christmas kittens carefully. Kris Kringle clapped crisply. Santa sang seven songs. Santas Slei

Holiday Cookie - Ghorayebah from Egypt

INGREDIENTS: 100g powdered sugar 200g clarified butter 400g all-purpose flour 1pinch salt INSTRUCTIONS: Beat butter till white. Add Sugar and beat for 3 more minutes. Add A.P. flour, salt and beat for 2 minutes. Garnish with ½ Almond or a pine (as per photo). Roll it into small balls and slightly press it down by your thumb (with the almond to stick on it). The dough consistency should be like the moist sand but when you squeeze it in your hand-plum it should hold it self. leave it to rest in the Fridge for 15min. Bake in medium-low pre-heated oven (color should be like ivory) don't let it blush! #cookies #Egypt

24 Christmas Carols for Students & Teachers

Can you name the above 24 Christmas Carols? We have included them below with the lyrics. #1 - Jingle Bells #2 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland #3 - Santa Claus is coming to town #4 - Joy to the World #5 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer #6 - Oh Come All ye Faithful #7 - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas. #8 - O Christmas Tree #9 - What Child is This? #10 - We Three Kings #11 - Deck the Halls #12 - I Saw three Ships A Sailing #13 - O, Holy Night #14 - Noel #15 - Away In the Manger #16 - The 12 Days of Christmas #17 - I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus #18 - All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth #19 - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire or The Christmas Song #20 - It Came Upon a Midnight C

Beigli (Christmas Pie) from Hungary

Ingredients Pasta 40 dkg margarine 80 dkg flour 4 egg yolks 8 dkg sugar 2 dkg yeast 2 dl milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg (for lubrication) Filling 50 dkg of walnuts 50 dkg grated poppy seeds 30 dkg of sugar 6 dl milk 6 tablespoon of apricot jam 10 dkg raisins 5 ml of rum 1 package of vanilla sugar 1 grated lemon peel zest Preparation Pasta 1. Let's grow yeast in lukewarm milk with tiny sugars. 2. Mix the flour, the salt, the margarine, the sugar, and 4 egg yolks. 3. Pour into the yeast milk, and kneed it then put at a warm place until became doubled. 4. In the meantime, make the filling. Filling 1. Mix the milk, the sugar and vanilla sugar and boil it. 2. Mix the grate

Stoofperen - Netherlands Christmas Pears

INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds of cooking pear (Giezer Wildeman) 1 cinnamon stick 1 bottle of gluhwine (wine you can drink warm) or bottle of red wine + 1 ounce sugar 10 cloves 1 lemon peel zest *If you don't want alcohol?, use a bottle red currant juice + water and extra sugar. INSTRUCTIONS: Don't use an aluminum pan! It will reduce the taste of the pears. 1. Use a sharp knife or peeler to cut lemon zest and peel the pear. Keep the pears in shape. 2. Put the cooking pears in a large pan, add the wine, cinnamon stick, sugar and 10 cloves , lemon zest and bring it to boil. 3. Allow the contents to simmer for 2 hours. 4. Stir it from time to time with a wooden spoon. #pears #Netherlands #Holida

Cooking Conversions for Learn It Town Recipes

Are you trying out our delicious recipes, but having trouble converting the recipe. Try these charts. We used them in our classes when we shared our holiday recipes. Liquids (and Herbs and Spices) THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONVERSION

Tell Us About Your Country Quiz

WRITE YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS My native country is _______. ( name of your country) 1. Many people in ______(name of your country) eat _____ (nane(s) of breakfast food) for breakfast 2. Many people eat breakfast at _______ (time) at _____. (place) 3. After breakfast children go to _____. (place) 4. After breakfast adults go to _____. (place) example - My native country is the United States. 1. Many people in the USA eat biscuits and gravy, sausage and eggs or pancakes for breakfast 2. Many people eat breakfast at 7am at home in the kitchen. 3. After breakfast children go to school. 4. After breakfast adults go to work. #Vocabulary #quiz #level

Texas Pecan Pie

INGREDIENTS 2 whole eggs 3 heaping Tablespoon or 15*3=45 mL sugar 1 Tablespoon or 15 mL flour 1 cup or 240 mL Karo (corn syrup) 1 cup or 240 mL Texas (or any kind you can find) pecans 1 teaspoon or 5 mL vanilla extract 1 unbaked pie shell or pastry shell DIRECTIONS: 1. Mix eggs, sugar, & flour thoroughly. 2. Add Karo, pecans, & vanilla. 3. Stir & pour into an unbaked pastry shell. 4. Bake at (350 F or 177 C degrees or number 4 on your gas mark) until brown, about 40 minutes. #Food #PecanPie #Pie #American #Holiday #Christmas

Christmas Recipes - Almond Brittle

Yield: 1 Large Sheet Tray INGRIDIENTS: 1 cup Water 2 2/3 cup Sugar ½ cup Light Corm Syrup 5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter 3 cups Almonds, toasted ¾ teaspoon Baking Soda ½ teaspoon Salt Unsalted Butter, slightly softened INSTRUCTIONS: Add the Baking Soda and Salt to the Toasted Almonds Grease a Large Sheet Pan and a plastic spatula with Unsalted Butter Combine the first set of ingredients Using a wooden spoon, stir until incorporated Place over medium-high heat and continue stirring until simmering At this point the mixture should become clear Stop stirring and continue simmering Simmer for approximately 20-30 minutes Watch Very Closely Simmer until 350 degrees, or deep am

Australian Jingle Bells

Dashing through the bush, in a rusty Holden Ute, Kicking up the dust, esky in the boot, Kelpie by my side, singing Christmas songs, It's Summer time and I am in my singlet, shorts and thongs Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day, Hey! Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!, Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute. Engine's getting hot; we dodge the kangaroos, The swaggie climbs aboard, he is welcome too. All the family's there, sitting by the pool, Christmas Day the Aussie way, by the barbecue. Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Christmas in Australia on a scorching summ

Learn It Town Christmas Mystery

Join Learn It Town and solve the Christmas Mystery! The Elves are on strike. We need YOU to save Christmas. Contact support@learnittown.com to find out how!

Practice your letters to Santa

Practice writing your letters to Santa Claus. Here are a few from our students. Change out the words in parenthesis ( ) with your words. Dear Santa This year, I have been a very ( handsome) (magnificent) (tommy). I have (sometimes) (sing), and I have (rarely) helped my (family) with their (laugh). And I always say thank you, which makes me (wonderful) and so I deserve lots of (cars) this year. Please bring all this stuff for me and the people in my life: For my (sammy), please bring (a suit). For my (teacher), please bring a (lovel) (tuxedo) . For my (incredible) (soldier), please bring a (gun). For my (reptile ) please bring a (mobile phone). Oh and for my (photographer) please bring some (

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