Project # 11 and 12 - Orange Pomander and Gingerbread Latte December 20 2015

 

I have really been getting into the holiday spirit, and have two simple projects to bring you this week - a lovely scented pomander to welcome festive scents into your home (orange and clove together), and a recipe to make your own gingerbread latte at home.

 

ORANGE POMANDERS


Orange Pomander (studded with whole cloves)

You will need large oranges, and a jar of cloves, and a sharp knife to make the incisions for. The great thing about these pomanders is that you can be as creative as you want to and make patterns or, you can simply stud the oranges.Your home will smell very festive and warm with these orange pomanders - these could even be hung from a window with a brown ribbon or some twine which would be a lovely festive addition. 

 

GINGERBREAD LATTE

 

 

I like my gingerbread lattes cold (as it is heading in for summer here), and keep my drink in a glass carafe in the fridge. It keeps for about three days or so and can be drunken warm and delicious served with fresh shortbread biscuits.

 

What you will need:

1 L full milk

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

a grating of fresh nutmeg

whipped cream to serve + ginger

 

1. Take your milk and pour into a heavy based saucepan and warm through for about 7 minutes on a low-medium heat, add in the brown sugar, spices and mix - add in the grated nutmeg.

2. Take off the heat before the milk boils, and either drink warm in your favourite mug, or chill in the fridge until icy cold, and add whipped cream on top for a decadent treat.

Hope you enjoy!