Four festive curds…
Beth Simpson, Society and Community Editor
Look, we can’t deny the Boris-faced, virus-infested elephant in the room that this year hasn’t been great. But in the spirit of holiday cheer, I thought I would offer a bit of light relief from all of that by giving you a carefully crafted selection of holiday gifts. Yes, that’s right, I am joining the canon of Destiny’s Child, The Muppets and carol singers far and wide to give you my take on the Twelve Days of Christmas; the aptly named Twelve Days of Clitmas. For the last few weeks, I have been gathering nuggets of both wisdom and fun from many wonderful people, which I (your true love) will give to you (our Clitbait readers) as festive treats for the next twelve days. From holiday recipes, to wild swimming spots, to tips for a more pleasurable sex life, I hope there will be something in this for everyone! So, get the chestnuts roasting as I pop these gifts under the metaphorical tree and let’s end the year with a smile.
On the fourth day of Clitmas my true love sent to me…
Four festive curds:
A mince pie here… a wedge of stollen there… For many people, the festive season is a time to indulge in the sweeter sides of life; be that enjoying copious amounts of dessert, or, as Scrooge did, visiting three ghosts and becoming a more charitable and kind-hearted person. Though the bakeries may be closed this year (are the bakeries closed? Who the hell knows) you can still lather your holiday croissant in one of these festive spreads. For the curd lovers out there, please accept my apologies for including a chutney in this list. But it’s Mary Berry… and it’s Christmas…
Holiday Spiced Orange Curd (Source: https://artofnaturalliving.com/holiday-spiced-orange-curd/)
Lemon Curd (Source: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/how-to-make-lemon-curd/)
Snowball (Eggnog Curd) (Source: https://www.fabfood4all.co.uk/snowball-eggnog-curd/)
Mary Berry’s Christmas Chutney (Source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/mary-berrys-christmas-chutney)
Images by Beth!