The term Cottagecore is likely one you’ve seen once or twice on social media over the past few years. Associated with the lifestyle of old-fashioned cottages, country living and gardening, this term describes a shift in worldview to a more rustic way of living.

But don’t be fooled by the dresses and flowers, the aesthetic also involves cooking! Warm up your home this Christmas with pies, sourdough bread, savoury tarts, and cookies!

Continue reading to find out top 10 winter meals you should enjoy this Christmas!

Hot Chocolate

Ceramic Mug

The best,  but most underrated, way of making hot chocolate is with real chocolate! It is super simple, but delicious to melt some rich, indulgent chocolate with warm milk and top with whipped cream. You’ll never be able to go back to the powder!

Fruit Galette

This is possibly our favourite winter meal. While they are typically enjoyed in summer, we believe that there is always a good excuse to use any leftover berries you have to make the ultimate fruit galette.

Bolognese Sauce

If you have a day spare, you need to make Bolognese sauce from scratch. Simply simmer it on the stovetop for a few hours to let the flavours bloom, and store in airtight jars to have the best homemade spaghetti Bolognese on these cold, winter nights.

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup Bowls with Handles

French Onion Soup is as good as it gets this time of year! Why seek out restaurants for the perfect soup, when you can warm your home by making it yourself.

Sourdough Bread

If you love the smell of freshly baked bread when you visit the bakery, then you need to bake your own sourdough bread. It may sound difficult, but we promise it is so simple and you will never look back!

Apple Turnovers

The best cure for a snowy, windy day is baking some easy apply turnovers! Not only will these make you feel warm and cosy. but they will make your home smell amazing.

Strawberry Jam

Jam Jars

Seriously, nothing screams Cottagecore more than making homemade jam. While it may not be strawberry season, you can easily use some frozen berries to make the best sweet treat.

Beef Bourguignon

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

This meal may take two days to prepare (if you want the best experience), but its absolutely worth it! All you need to do is put all the ingredients into your pot and forget about it for the day and what you eat at the end of the day is absolutely delicious!

Chicken Pot Pie

Nothing is better on a winters night than a hot chicken pot pie! If you want it to be even better, add some cheese.

Bread Pudding

Ceramic Baking Dish

One of our favourite winter desserts has to be bread pudding! It’s so easy to make, and tastes amazing both hot and cold. Add anything you want to spice it up, like walnuts, praline sauce or honeycomb!

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