What would Christmas be without an inviting selection of marmalades? Also, preferred by the little elves, the Christmas Sweets taste of perky lingonberry, crowberry and peppermint.
The black crowberry in Lapland is a bit bigger, juicier and flavoursome than its southern cousin. It contains plenty of vitamin C and flavonoids; actually more than any other berry in Finland.
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) was named after a nymph Minthe in the Greek mythology. Zeus’s daughter Persefone was jealous of her rival Minthe and turned her into a herb.
Serve marmalade with salted nuts.
Decorate your cake with marmalade. You can for instance write the numbers on a birthday cake.
Make marmalade decorations for a Christmassy gingerbread house.
Put a marmalade sweet on a stick and dip into chocolate sauce.