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Seasonal Indulgences

I’m no longer sure why or when I started buying Panettone for the holidays. But the Italian sweet bread has become such a fixture in my December kitchen that I can’t imagine getting through the fraught month without it. Similar to tomatoes, the Panettone season is limited, so I try to stock up and take advantage when it’s around. Just seeing the colorful box cheers me up. What’s your traditional holiday indulgence?

Peppermint Swirl Meltdown sculpture by Desire Obtain Cherish


10 comments for “Seasonal Indulgences”

  1. Petra says:

    Well, Wendy, at some point in the holiday season I will have to make and drink a sidecar (cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice, with a lemon twist for garnish). To me, it just tastes like Christmas (never mind that I didn’t have one until my 30s and didn’t have it as a holiday tradition–but I have now made it into a tradition). Now that I have a set of coupe glasses, it’ll taste all the better!

  2. Lauren says:

    This: https://www.davidlebovitz.com/chocolatealmond/ My word. Last year I decided to get over my fear of boiling things at absurdly high temperatures, and this was the way to do it.

    • wendy says:

      I’ve been thinking about trying David Lebovitz’ babka recipe. It looks very time consuming. So I’m looking for reassurances that it’s reliable and worth it.

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