Holiday Menu 2023

Here are the featured items we are offering for the holidays!

You can order on-line for Christmas Eve!  Orders for pick up before Christmas Eve please either call or drop by the cafe! 

  Christmas Menu 2023 (101.4 KiB)

Buche de Noel $42.00 (serves 10+)
                           A wonderful centerpiece for your Christmas dinner – choose from either chocolate or vanilla sponge for the roulade.  It is filled with mocha mousse and masked with mocha buttercream and decorated with meringue mushrooms.

German Stollen $9.50 
This traditional classic beauty is filled with dried fruit, candied peel, almonds and rum making for a very festive holiday bread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit Mince Tarts $5.00.  Looking for a real Victorian era dessert?  Want to time warp back to the London of Holmes and Watson?  Want something quintessentially British?  Here you go – this is the real deal.   House made fruit mince which contains suet from Roma’s Butchery of Royalton, VT, brandy, candied peel, dried fruit and apples baked in a sablee shell. This year I think it is our best batch we have ever made.

 

 

Bourbon Pecan Pie $23.00  An encore appearance from Thanksgiving.  Great pie that balances sweet with the little punch of bourbon and crunch from the crust and pecans.  Rich enough to hold its own against any chocolate dessert.  A solid choice for Christmas.

Rosemary Olive Oil Sourdough Bread $6.00 / loaf  A great bread to have for a cheese platter or toast or to use to make a sandwich out of the leftovers from dinner!

Holiday Cookies $13.50/ baker’s dozen Orange kisses, Ukrainian snowballs, sugar,  spiral, chocolate dipped shortbreads, coconut macaroons, and chocolate crinkles to name just a few.  They are great for gifts or the holiday table.

Hazelnut Linzers $16.75 /dozen A Holiday Cookie so amazingly delicious it gets its own listing.  A rich buttery thumbprint cookie covered with crushed hazelnuts and baked with raspberry preserves. Try one and you’ll be hooked!

Please Note:  All of our regular cakes and desserts are available for special order as well! Please see our Dessert / Cake Menu!

And don’t forget the morning!  All our pastries are available to order too!

 

 

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Day 11: Gingerbread People

Picture this:  Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass team up with Tim Burton to make a dystopian stop motion animation holiday special.  Charleton Heston voices the character of Robbie Thorn, inspector for the Christmastown Police Department.  Christmastown is overpopulated with elves and other cartoon characters. Resources are running dangerously low.  How are we going to feed everyone?  Inspector Thorn stumbles upon a dark secret-  Gingerbread are Elves!

Luckily we aren’t in the year 2022 when the movie Soylent Green supposedly takes place.  Our gingerbread cookies are people but only in their shape, not their ingredients!

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Day 10: It’s a Lamp!

Day 10: It’s A Lamp!

I was looking for new Holiday cookie cutters and happened upon this one.  Had to get it!  My favorite Holiday movie of all time.  I’m the one who keeps A Christmas Story on the screen in the background all day during the Turner marathon.  We don’t have cable any more so I got the DVD. 

This is a sugar cookie with yellow royal icing, red sanding sugar for the lamp fringe and piped melted chocolate.

Here’s your chance to eat a major award for the Holidays.  But be careful, they are f-r-a-g-i-l-e.   That’s Italian.

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