Friday, December 2, 2011

British Christmas Goodies!

For a Relief Society activity in Hyde Park ward, they did a Christmas baking night. I love food and I love culture, so it was right up my alley! It was fun to have someone who grew up in England tell about the different traditions that they do here with food during the Christmas season. It is traditional to make Christmas pudding and mince pies. Both you eat with fresh thick cream to dip it in. We learned how to make both these goodies. It was super fun, and the best part was that we got to take some home! :)

Something a little interesting.....she said that traditionally, Christmas pudding has 13 ingredients to symbolize Christ and his apostles. Also, some famililes will put a coin into the pudding, and whoever gets the coin in their piece will be blessed with wealth for the rest of their lives.

We also made these fun felt flowers. They look complicated but are actually quite easy! I surprised myself that I was actually able to be a little crafty for once. I think I will try to take the red and green ones and make them into a Christmas headband.

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