We have been travelling all over this last month from Ireland to Hawaii to Africa to the Ukraine and finally landing here in Venice one of the most Christmas cities on this planet. When you think of old traditional Christmas I think times of Mozart, big balls and epic towering desserts. It is the most grand idea of Christmas a, Nutcracker-esque feel all around you, which is why I chose it as our last a final place to visit. This is a list of some amazing Venetian inspired Christmas recipes that will make you rethink everything you are planning on cooking.
Venetian Duck Ragu from Inside the Rustic Kitchen
There is always something Christmasy about duck and this recipe is a brilliant Venetian dish that would be just perfect on your table this Christmas. It is a beautiful lucious and rich dish that is just to die for even if you aren’t cooking it for all your Christmas guests. Her step by step guide makes it super simple to follow and making it super approachable for all levels in the kitchen. There is just nothing better than a great pasta dish, why not really out do yourself and make the pasta from scratch!
Sarde in Saor Recipe from Great Italian Chefs
Since Venice is complete on top of water it only makes sense that one of the most well known dishes there is one with fish. If you are wanting something totally outside the box then perhaps these amazing deep fried sardines are exactly what your table needs this year. They are jam packed with flavor and the salty goodness would be an amazing contrast to the duck ragu above. Not only will it impress it may just get a few people at your dinner table to realize just how delicious a little sardine really can be!
Almond Venetian Cookies from Taste of Home
If you are looking for a new Christmas cookie to add your baking list, then make sure you add these amazing almond Venetian cookies. Not only are they amazingly festive looking they are to die for good. With there amazing almond flavour they really amazing paired with a great after dinner coffee. A delicious little treat your guests will love to look at and love to eat!
Venetian Chocolate Cake with Star Anise Gelato from Gourmet Traveller
Decadence thy name is Venetian Chocolate Cake. This is one of the most amazing cakes I have ever had the pleasure of putting in my mouth – my first attempt didn’t go well without my husband (who is a baker) to supervise me the the second: WOW. This is an amazing cake and I can’t tell you enough times to make it, make it now! The star anise ice cream is so nice and easy to pull together I was a pro at that and couldn’t get over how well they paired.
Venetian Eggnog Recipe from the Simple Things
What is Christmas without Eggnog? Not a very good one in my opinion so why not try your hand at making your very own Eggnog recipe this year? Why not make it this one, a traditional Venetian Eggnog that is just pure joy in a cup. You will be singing Christmas carols with the best of them with these stuff and you will spread Christmas cheer from far and wide! This is one of my favorite Eggnog recipes and you will definitely want to try it too!