Friday, December 7, 2012

Al Lago Christmas market 15th December

We have been working all year to get ready for the Christmas market.
It all started with a bumper crop of figs this summer, we couldn´t  use them fast enough so we laid down sheets and dried them in the sun  for use them in our Chrismas cakes and mince pies.
As we are not fans of  suet and see no need  to use it as a binder in a mince pie, we have  cooked down dried figs with moscatel raisins, apples, plums and apricots ending up with a stunning vegetarian version of the winter clasic.
Next came time to collect the Marcona almonds  which were then split open using a rock, 
one at a time,then peeled and ground and mixed with egg yolk, vanilla, and sugar to make  the Spanish classic, Turron de yema. 
From the poster you can see the number of local artisans  that will be here to help you work your way through your Christmas gift list. Not only are you getting quality hand crafted items you are helping to support the local community, keeping alive skills such as leather tooling, glass blowing, hand knitting, weaving  and much more. As well as all this there will be beeswax candles, fresh breads and cakes, hand made toys and 
jewellry, raw chocolate, yoga clothing and greeting cards. Al lago´s kitchen will be serving market plates at 10.50 euros, either chicken or vegetable with rice, flatbreads and chutneys. Come and enjoy the atomosphere, meet up with friends from the area and suppport us this December oh and enjoy hot mulled wine whilst you do!!

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