The 12 days of Christmas of which the holiday song is named celebrates the time between the birth of Christ on Dec. 25 and when the three wise men or magi arrived to present gifts to the infant Jesus on Epiphany, or Jan. 6.
So, there’s no better time than the next week and a half to fire up your oven and make sweet treats from “The 12 Days of Delicious” recipe campaign by CanolaInfo.
In the spirit of the season, the Canola Council of Canada (CanolaInfo) is offering a dozen flavorful twists on the well-known song. But, instead of a partridge in a pear tree or two turtle doves, it suggests substituting Mini Pear-Ginger Cheesecakes With Gingersnap Crust and Espresso Chocolate Turtle Cakes.
“The 12 Days of Delicious’ collection … includes small treats, party standouts and seasonal flavors like gingerbread and peppermint,” said Scott Samuel, chef-instructor at The Culinary Institute of America, who developed several of the recipes.
Among the other desserts featured is Twelve Ginger Men Drumming (Gingerbread Men).
Cook and sing along with the “The 12 Days of Delicious Collection” by going to canolaInfo.org, where Samuel demonstrates how to prepare four of the 12 recipes in step-by-step videos.