Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016

Advent 10

Angel for Today

Markers and pens on papers, with some gold

St Nicholas Day

The sixth of December is St. Nicholas Day, which in Europe is celebrated almost everywhere, albeit with varying traditions. Here in Switzerland it is a day for St. Nicks to appear in stores and clubs and homes, sometimes with Schmutzli, a black-robed figure with switches for bad children. For good children, who can recite a poem for the Saint, there are jute bags with nuts, fruit and candies.

I baked Basle Brunsli, made of egg white, ground nuts, cocoa powder and confectioners sugar.

We had an enjoyable family feast (of which this is a small part)....

... then gathered in the living room for review of the year, discussions, and the bags.

Dear Papa brought each a fine Grittibänz, with his pipe and raisin eyes. This are seasonal breads.

Happy St. Nicks Day


  1. OOH! And that reminds me that I now have those little pipes and can make some of those bread guys! Are those linked with St. Nicholas Day, or are they just general Advent/Christmas treats?

  2. They are for particularly St. Nicholas Day, but also all Advent season.

    1. Well, better late-ish than never... I'll have to try it out. :-)

  3. I looked at last year's St.N day post (to check on our Jesse Tree timeline) and there were more and bigger bread photos, Katie.