Roman holiday predating christmas
The pagan belief explains the purifying and revitalizing power of fire, and that with the burning log, the old year and its evils are destroyed.
Christian legend tells how the Virgin Mary enters the homes of the humble at midnight while the people are away at Midnight Mass and warms her newborn child before the blazing log.
Dip puffs, approximately 12 at a time, into honey and roll around to coat evenly. Decorate with toasted pine nuts, candied orange peel, and cake-decorating sprinkles.If the children were good, their shoes would be filled on Christmas morning. Cut baking pan liner paper or brown paper to fit 2 baking sheets and grease lightly.