24 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Day 3:


We had a busy day today since my mom and little sister are visiting....we were at the Children's Museum in Oak Ridge most of the day. But after dinner Cale wanted to make the recipe of the day....


We made the following recipe- taken from

Egyptian Christmas dish.

50g unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons icing sugar
2 cups self raising flour
icing sugar and pine nuts or silver ball to decorate

1. Beat butter until soft. 2. Add yolk, icing sugar and flour and mix together. 3. Make into thin biscuit shapes and put silver ball or pine nut on top. 4. Bake in pre-heated 300-350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until pale golden colour. 5. When cool sprinkle with icing sugar.

The recipe didn't quite come together so we added a little more butter and a small amount of milk to make a dough that actually stayed together. I searched again and some other recipes used plain flour and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Which would result in more of a shortbread than biscuit.... but they enjoyed them nonetheless. They liked saying the name and all of course the [way too much] sugar they sprinkled on top.


  1. Those sound really tasty.
    What fun a cultural theme.
    That was a great idea.


  2. Can I tell you again how much I'm enjoying this series? This is really cool.