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Christmas around the world-It is widely known that the main Christmas attractions for children are: Saint Nicholas and the delights we eat only once a year. In Mexico and Venezuela, there is even a special custom called piniata . The game, in which mainly the youngest ones take part, consists in dropping and smashing a special ball filled with sweets. Participants try to collect as many treats as possible.

Christmas recepies around the world

Festive pastries usually mean special cakes that are prepared only for this occasion or their name refers to the Christmas tradition.
In Hungary, from the 19th century, the basic dish prepared for Christmas is crazy sugar– a special cake, the main ingredients of which may be different varieties of nuts.
In turn, the festive Apennine Peninsula has been overrun for years by panettone – a special cake whose indispensable ingredients are dried fruit and nuts. Italians like experimenting with baking, that’s why panettone often contains not only raisins but also figs and nuts.

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Panettone – Traditional Italian Christmas cake [RECIPE]


  • 15 g yeast
  • 50 g sugar
  • 100 g Bakalland luxury raisins
  • 75 g Chandler Bakalland walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons of warm milk
  • 70 g Bakalland orange peel
  • 350 g of cake flour
  • 100 g soft butter
  • 50 g white chocolate

Thoroughly mix the yeast and one teaspoon of sugar and flour. Let stand for 15 minutes. Combine the grown dough with the rest of the flour, salt, sugar, raisins, nuts, and orange peel. We knead such combined ingredients until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Again, leave to rise for about 30-40 minutes. Knead for another 5 minutes, then add chocolate. Arrange the dough in the mold and leave to rise again. Pour the top of the dough and spread 3 tablespoons of melted butter thoroughly, then bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about half an hour. After cooling, pour the cake with icing and decorate with orange peel.

Dry dishes: chicken with cranberry and sirloin

In many countries, there are special rules that should apply at the Christmas table, e.g. a strictly defined number of people eating Christmas Eve dinner, the need to prepare a special place for an unexpected guest, caroling, prayer before meals and the quantity and quality of meals prepared. There should be twelve dishes on the table that you must try. These include fried carp, dried fruit compote, cabbage with peas, and Greek fish.

What culinary habits prevail in other places of the world?
In Great Britain and the United States, the tables are dominated by chicken with cranberry or sauce prepared on the basis of these fruits.
An interesting culinary solution is proposed by the inhabitants of India, who every year consume specially prepared rice with the addition of cashew nuts and grapes.
In Chile, bread containing raisins and almonds are popular, while in Colombia, chicken sirloin with pineapple and plum sauce cannot be missing.

Indian rice [RECIPE]


  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • 400 ml of coconut milk
  • 400 ml of broth
  • 75 g Bakalland cashew nuts
  • 150 g Bakalland amber raisins
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 0.25 tsp turmeric
  • Bay leaf
  • A pinch of hot pepper
  • Vegetable oil


We put rice on hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes. Then add coconut milk, broth, and other ingredients. When the food begins to boil, we reduce the heat. Cook until the rice becomes soft (about 20 minutes).

Other Christmas customs related to food

It is extremely difficult to imagine Christmas without symbolically breaking the wafer. This custom exists in many countries, but in Spain, it takes a slightly different form. Namely, the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula replace the wafer … with almond halva.
In Colombia, each person present receives 12 grapes before the festive Christmas meal. Each of them symbolizes one wish that we have to make ourselves. Only when we prepare a personal set of wishes can we eat all the fruit.
The tradition practiced in Finland should also be added to the traditions of eating a Christmas meal. In this Scandinavian country, at the Christmas table, you can not miss a special drink – grog – red wine with the addition of herbs, almonds, and raisins.

Grog – a warming-up Christmas drink [RECIPE]


  • A bottle of red wine
  • Min. 1 tablespoon of sugar (depending on your preferences)
  • 70 g Bakalland orange peel
  • 100 g Bakalland luxury raisins
  • 100 g Bakalland blanched almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of cardamom
  • Fresh Ginger
  • 8 cloves


At the beginning, we combine most of the ingredients (except almonds and raisins) and heat to a temperature of about 80 degrees Celsius. We leave it on low heat for about 2 minutes. Then add blanched almonds and heat for about a minute. Add raisins to the drink immediately before serving.

This is how Christmas is celebrates around the world.

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