There is one thing all countries have in common regarding Christmas: we all eat quite a lot! But before going back to the gym in January, this is the time to get a little fat and indulge in certain sweets we usually stay away from. In the following lines, we’ll go on a short trip around the Old Continent to find the yummiest treats in Europe. Stop reading if you’re hungry!

There is one thing all countries have in common regarding Christmas: we all eat quite a lot! But before going back to the gym in January, this is the time to get a little fat and indulge in certain sweets we usually stay away from. In the following lines, we’ll go on a short trip around the Old Continent to find the yummiest treats in Europe. Stop reading if you’re hungry!

Christmas treats in Europe

These are some of the yummiest desserts eaten around Christmas in Europe:

  1. Lebkuchen: These German gingerbread cookies pair greatly with Glühwein (of course!) and are slightly spicy. Crunchy outside and soft inside, they are one of the best Christmas treats in Europe!
  2. Turrón: Spanish traditional turrón (a sort of nougat) is made out of almonds, but nowadays there are all kinds of flavours. The traditional ones are almond (hard and soft), egg yolk and chocolate. Mandatory for all Spanish Christmas after-dinners and after-lunches.
  3. Melomakarona: Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like Greece’s melomakarona: cinnamon, cloves, orange and honey all mixed together! The cookies are baked almost unsweetened and then they are soaked in honeyed syrup, then sprinkled with chopped walnuts and more honey. As delicious as it sounds. Don’t feel guilty if you end up eating one after the other.
  4. Panettone: No list of Christmas treats in Europe is complete without Italian panettone, another one of the Italian dishes that are so popular they have become international! This wonderful cake full of raisins and other candied fruits is almost mandatory in any Christmas table.
  5. British Christmas Pudding: Chocolate and rum are the most important ingredients, but the dried fruits and the flambé are also essential. Traditionally, it was made with animal grease and it took hours to make. Nowadays you can also find vegetarian options.

 

So which one of these Christmas treats in Europe sounds most delicious to you? Luckily, there’s no need to choose!

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