12 Traditional Holiday Treats

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge on mouthwatering treats, so don’t miss out on these international favorites come Noche Buena: Italy: Feast of Seven Fishes This Italian tradition is made up of seven courses that highlight fish and seafood, such as smoked fish, fried calamari, or baked clams. Germany: Stollen This is the […]

  • November 13, 2019

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge on mouthwatering treats, so don’t miss out on these international favorites come Noche Buena:

Italy: Feast of Seven Fishes

feast-of-seven-fishes

This Italian tradition is made up of seven courses that highlight fish and seafood, such as smoked fish, fried calamari, or baked clams.

Germany: Stollen

stollen

This is the German version of fruit cake, filled with spices and flavored with rum, then topped with a sugary coating.

Hungary: Beigli

beigli

A traditional bread roll usually filled with poppy seed or walnut paste.

Brazil: Ceia de Natal

ceia de natal

Turkey might be an American Thanksgiving tradition, but it’s also part of the Brazilian Christmas spread. Their holiday turkey is usually marinated with champagne and spices.

France: Yule Log Cake

yule-log-cake

This well-loved French treat is made up of a sponge cake roll filled with buttercream filling and topped with forest-inspired designs such as forest animals and foliage.

Austria: Linzer cookies

linzer-cookies

Two buttery cookies filled with a sweet, fruit filling, with the tops dusted with a dose of powdered sugar.

England: Mince Pies

mince-pies

The English like to fill their pies with a mix of minced meat, some fruit and a dash of spices.

Spain: Jamón

spanish jamon

Often served as an appetizer with manchego cheese and wine.

Denmark: Risalamande

risalamande

A rice pudding topped with almonds and cherries, with a little surprise treat placed at the bottom of the bowl for fun.

India: Biryani

biryani

Considered as one of the national dishes of India, biryani is typically the centerpiece of Indian celebrations.

Japan: Kirisumasu Keiki

Christmas Cake

Also known as Christmas cake, this strawberry sponge cake is easily available for purchase, even at train stations around Japan.

Philippines: Bibingka

bibingka

A moist rice cake topped with coconut shreds, cheese and salted egg.

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