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Christmas Traditions around the World

Parol or Philippine Christmas lanterns
Star-shaped lanterns (called parols) in the Philippines

I was inspired by Christmas Food around the World and decided to read a bit about how other countries celebrate Christmas. Christmas here in Australia can’t be more different from the White Christmas conveyed in Bing Crosby’s song since it falls during the summer, and most of the festivities are held outdoors — barbecue in the backyard or picnic at the beach, you know how it goes.  Of course I have to mention the traditional Carols by Candlelight, which is broadcasted live every Christmas Eve.

Now let’s look at the Christmas traditions in some parts of the world.


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Creme Caramel: A Family Christmas Dessert

You know Christmas is just around the corner when you start hearing Christmas songs in malls, when you and your friends start planning about exchange gifts and probable Christmas get-togethers, when you start thinking about where you should spend (or whether to save) your bonus, how many nieces and nephews you’ve got and what to give them (toys? candies? clothes?) and when your mom starts planning on your family’s Christmas menu.

Check, check, check, check, check.

So I’m here to share a creme caramel recipe that my family never fails to serve in the dining table on Christmas. I’m telling you beforehand that you need a sweet tooth to appreciate this one. I myself am satisfied with a few bites, while some of my older sibling can’t get enough of this dessert.

The custard is soft yet firm, with a layer of soft caramel syrup.

creme caramel


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