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Toluna Magazine - December Edition ZA

TOLUNA








MAGAZINE













D E C E M B E R E D I T I O N








Recipes,


Christmas songs,



your creations,


CCM and more!

































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A little note from the Community Manager or South Africa


































































Welcome to the December edition of the Toluna magazine! In this month's edition, you

will hopefully feel the spirit of Christmas through the top 5 Christmas songs, two
traditional Christmas recipes and information about how Christmas is celebrated in

Greece, Portugal and the UK, told by the CMs of these countries! You will find many
other things in this month's magazine, so sit back, relax and enjoy reading!

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CHRISTMAS SONGS

Throwback Christmas Songs!

Which are your favourite?











Song 1: The Little Drummer Boy - Katherine Kennicott















Song 2: Do They Know it's Christmas? - Bob Geldof and Midge Ure















Song 3: Last Christmas - Wham!














Song 4: Fairytale of New York - The Pogues














Song 5: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard

"PERFECT FOR

PARTIES AND

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS



MINCE PIES DURING THE
FESTIVE


SEASON"
R e c i p e p r o v i d e d b y B B C
g o o d f o o d

Ingredients

.1 large jar mincemeat (about 600g)

.2 satsumas, segmented

Place 375g plain flour and 260g softened unsalted
.1 apple finely chopped
butter in a bowl and rub together to a crumb

consistency.
.zest 1 lemon


Add 125g caster sugar and 1 large beaten egg, and
.little icing sugar, for dusting
For the pastry
mix together.


.375g plain flour
Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and fold until

the pastry comes together, be careful not to over
.260g unsalted butter, softened
mix.

.125g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 10 mins.
.1 large egg


Scoop the large jar of mincemeat into a bowl and
.plus 1 beaten egg for glazing
add 2 segmented satsumas, 1 finely chopped
apple and zest of 1 lemon.

Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick.

Using a round cutter (about 10cm), cut out 16
bases and place them into muffin trays. Put 1½
tbsp mincemeat mixture into each. Brush the
edge of each pie with a little beaten egg.

Re-roll out the pastry to cut 7cm lids and press
them on top to seal. Glaze with the beaten egg,
sprinkle with the extra caster sugar, then make a
small cut in the tops.

Bake the mince pies for 15-20 mins until golden
brown. Leave to cool before releasing them from
the muffin trays and dusting with a little more
icing sugar before serving.

"A


TRADITIONAL

SOUTH AMARULA MALVA


AFRICAN

FAVOURITE PUDDING


RECIPE WITH A R e c i p e p r o v i d e d b y   F i r e d - u p c o o k i n g  

TWIST" Ingredients:


.1/2 cup white sugar

 .1 egg

 .1 1/2 Tbs apricot jam (any jam, or even syrup, will work)
Pudding:


.1 cup cake flour
With a wire whisk or egg beater beat together

the sugar and eggs.  You want the mixture to
 .1 tsp baking powder
creamy and pale, so be patient and strong and

beat it for as long as it takes.  This step ensures a  .A pinch of salt

light, fluffy pudding and is very worth the effort!
 .1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


Add the jam, flour, baking powder and salt, stir
 .1 cup milk
in until blended.


 .1/4 cup butter
Pour in the milk, sprinkle over the bicarb, and
 .1 cup sugar
quickly whisk it altogether.


 .1/2 cup boiling water
Pour the batter into the small cast-iron baking

pot, cover with the lid and place over moderate
 .1 cup amarula
coals, and pile some hot coals onto the lid of the

pot as well.  .A pinch of salt

Bake for about an hour, until golden brown and
a sharp knife or skewer inserted in the middle
comes out clean.

Syrup:

Melt the butter in a pot over the fire, then stir in
all the other ingredients.

Heat through, but don’t boil.

Pour slowly over the pudding, allowing it soak in
thoroughly.

Serve with ready-made custard or whipped
cream.

THE TRADITIONS OF
CHRISTMAS





How is Christmas



celebrated in other




countries?






S E E W H A T H A P P E N S O N 2 5 T H D E C E M B E R I N
D I F F E R E N T C O U N T R I E S

Christmas in Greece



























































Greece







"Since most of the country’s citizens are orthodox, Christmas is celebrated widely, however habits

quite differ in this part of Europe. For instance, Santa Claus doesn’t bring presents to children on
Christmas Eve, but instead, on New Year’s Eve! This is because the equivalent of Santa Claus in
Greece is actually Saint Basil the Great whose celebration is on 1st January. What's more, it’s a
popular tradition to decorate a boat in your home instead of a tree.  Greece has a long navy

history dating back to Odysseus times, but this tradition has only been around for a few hundred
years. Seamen’s wives started this tradition to welcome their beloved husbands home who had
been away for months. They would decorate a small wooden boat to show their joy that they were
back. Melomacarona and kourabies are the two traditional pastries that are made exclusively

around the Christmas period! Kourabies are a shortbread covered with powdered sugar. As for the
melomacarona, many people joke about the name of this pastry since its name literally means
macaroni (pasta) with honey."

Christmas in Portugal



























































Portugal







"Christmas in Portugal is a unique experience. Whereas in many countries, the main celebration of
Christmas takes place on 25th December, in Portugal, you start the celebration earlier by having a
family dinner on the 24th followed by the exchange of gifts and deliveries from Santa/Jesus at

midnight. Following the beautiful street decorations that you can find throughout the country,
families also decorate their homes with the traditional nativity scenes (presépios), having the Baby
Jesus placed on it only after the 25th December. Even though you won’t necessarily have a white
Christmas, in some parts of Portugal, it does snow. Make sure to head towards Serra da Estrela if

you want to have fun in the snow and go skiing! After Christmas, groups of people will go from
house to house singing Christmas carols, often accompanied with small instruments. They usually
start with an opening song, asking the owner of the house for food and drink! The owner of the
house should invite them in to warm up and offer them a spread of snacks like dry figs with

walnuts."

Christmas in the UK



























































United Kingdom







"In the UK, Christmas traditions differ between families. If you are a Christian, you will go to
religious services, such as Christingle on Christmas Eve and Midnight Mass at midnight on

Christmas Eve. For children, often they will leave out milk and cookies next to the fireplace for
Santa Claus and his reindeers. Children often wake up very early to open their presents on the
25th and families tend to have a Christmas dinner at around 5pm, typically with turkey, pigs in
blankets, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, all of the trimmings that you can think of! For dessert, it is

typical to have Christmas Pudding or Christmas Cake. You will also likely find Christmas crackers
next to your plate which contain a small gift inside. To get the gift out, 2 people need to pull
each end of the cracker until it explodes! In the UK, there is also Boxing Day on the 26th
December which can be compared to Black Friday. This day is a bank holiday and this is

traditionally a day of relaxing, but a lot of people choose to brave the 'Boxing Day sales' where
you can find huge savings, normally paired with lots of people rushing to find the best deals!"

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P A R I S C H R I S T M A S M A R K E T

LA DÉFENSE CHRISTMAS




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f r o m m u l l e d w i n e , a n d n o u g a t t o b l a n k e t s a n d r i n g s . Y o u c a n f i n d d e l i c i o u s
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Drakensberg



The Drakensberg Mountains, meaning strenuous hiking experiences for those who

'Dragon Mountains' in Afrikaans has love an adventure. The majestical scenery

some of the highest peaks in southern and glistening sunsets that loom behind

Africa. The Northern Drakensberg these mountains create a perfect place to
starts in the Free State Province in the appreciate nature's beauty. The Drakensberg

Golden Gate Highlands National Park National Park is a wildlife reserve that allows

and extends down to the Royal Natal visitors to take leisurely walks, go fishing, do

National Park. The numerous  slopes some bird-watching and have picnics

make for some of the best and most  surrounded by enchanting views.

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S u b m i t t e d b y :   J E S S B  

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a m n o t a l o n e i n q u e s t i o n i n g t h e D i v i n e a n d s e e k i n g t h e a b s o l u t e t r u t h . "



S u b m i t t e d b y :   N i n a M e o w

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01 A plant that grows on range of trees
including willow, apple and oak trees


02 The name of the day after Christmas




04 Often sang at church




07 Sweetened, dairy-based beverage
often consumed in the Christmas
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STORY












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