“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone”

Like every year 1st of November is the day when it’s ok to talk about the Christmas. This year the same happened again, except I had to wait a bit longer to actually start the Christmas.

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Gingerbread Mudcake

Ingredients:
Flour 160g
Butter 150g
Sugar 85g
Chocolate 200g
Eggs 4pc. (Room temperature)
Syrup 140g
Baking powder 1,5 tsp.
Gingerbread spice (
cloves, cinnamon, ginger, bitter orange peel) 3-4 tsp.
Cardamom 1 tsp.
Pinch of salt

  1. Grease and flour the pan edges
  2. Melt the butter over low heat, add the chopped chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder and spices. Beat the eggs, sugar and syrup until stiff in a different bowl
  4. Pour the slightly cooled chocolate-butter mix to the egg-sugar stirring and then stir the flours into the dough
  5. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake at 200 degrees about 20 minutes. Serve with ice cream or without and enjoy!

And when you’re waiting for the cake to bake…

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What could be better way to wish Merry Christmas than taking some time to crafting hand-made Christmas cards for your loved ones?

  1. Heat the mulled wine and turn up the Christmas songs
  2. Print a photo or a pattern for the card and the seals for the envelopes
  3. Cut, paste, insert the cardboard, photos and seals how you want
  4. Write a poem or just wishes to the back
  5. Drink more mulled wine and dance to Christmas songs pace
  6. Remember to send them with stamp before 12.12 (in Finland) and to other countries check http://www.posti.fi/joulu/joulukortit/index.html
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