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Today is Santa Clause day in Switzerland. Our Santa comes on the 6th of December and not at Christmas, like in most parts of the world. Another difference is that he doesn't come from the North Pole either but from the Black Forest! He brings nuts, oranges and sweets for the children who have been good and a broom (or a bunch of twigs) for those who have been bad.
In view of this and since I hosted the quilt group today I decided to have a bit of a Swiss Santa lunch. Traditionally we make and eat "Grättimaa" (meaning old man in Swiss German), made from a sweet bread dough, brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled with sugar.
The "Graettimaenner" (and one lady) before baking
The table ready for my guests
A plate of Christmas cookies. I still have to make two more batches.
I hope your Christmas preparations are going well too and that you are enjoying the season.