The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads ... *
... I've often wondered about that line, it's always sounded a bit trippy to me! But then I discovered that a sugar-plum is in fact a comfit, generally a sugared almond, and not a sticky sugared plum at all**. Who knew?! Not me, and sugared almonds are one of my favourite Christmas treats. Chocolate brazils, posh ones, are essential too. And pecans and salted pistachios and roasted chestnuts ... I could go on! It's going to be a nutty ol' Christmas at Knitso Towers if my dodgy jaw allows. How about you? Nut fans or not? And which are your favourites?
** Suddenly I see The Nutcracker's Sugarplum Fairy in a whole new light, she belongs in a way that candied fruit never did!