Saturday, 24 December 2016

A Very Hot Christmas Eve

The wafers are made and resting (below), and the dough for our once a year 'mlinci' is finally done too. I'll post the full recipes later in the week. 
Today I've been cleaning and setting the table for what will be a scorching Christmas Day - 36c!
Today was also 36c although our outside house thermometer, which is always more accurate that the news report, reached a reading of 38c. Yes, it's going to be a very hot Christmas!

There are some dishes we only make and eat at Christmas which I always look forward to making with my DDs in the week leading up to the day, but this year we scaled back our cooking plans at the last minute to just the essentials. We have air conditioning and it's fine inside our house, but I find the weather makes cakes and other baked goods misbehave. So we're keeping it as low key as we can this Christmas.
With the temperature soaring, we've decided to bake our Turkey on the BBQ rather than indoors, and will keep our oven working to a minimum.

Now I'm off to water the poinsettias before bed, I don't want them expiring before Christmas Day lunch !


  1. 36! That is warm! Here in The Netherlands it will be 12C! Unseasonably warm so they say! Looking forward to the recipe! Merry Christmas and all the best for the holiday season and the new year!

  2. that would be so odd to have it so hot for xmas - it is to be warmer than normal here in the American south and we are to be at about 62 degrees today and tomorrow. I can see why you want to keep the baking to a minimum I do when it is summer time as well.Merry Christmas to you and thank you for all that you share.

  3. I love the smell of Christmas baking during the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Esther.

  4. Merry Christmas to you , hopefully somewhat cooler, from Iowa, USA Love your blog and unbelievably talented creativity!!!

  5. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas😘🎄❤


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