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    Default Re: Favourite Holiday Recipes - Special Treats and Delights

    ^^ Thanks, but I think I'll actually make them. I usually make Norwegian 3-ginger cookies every christmas and chocolate macaroons, but I'm going to make the springerles this year. And the macaroons, because it wouldn't be Christmas without them.
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    Default Angel Food Cookies

    Angels' Food Cookies
    1 cup butter
    I/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups flour, sifted
    1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup coconut
    preheat oven to 350F
    1) Cream together the butter and sugars.
    2) Add the vanilla and the egg and beat well.
    3) Add the remainin' ingredients and mix well.
    4) Roll dough into balls usin' 1 teaspoon per cookie.
    5) Dip in water, then in granulated sugar.
    6) Bake on ungreased cookie sheets, 8 to 10 minutes.

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    Default Cranberry Almond Poundcake

    This is the one that everyone begs me for on the holidays. It's good.

    1 cup dried cranberries
    2 tablespoons almond-flavor liqueur or orange juice
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 tube or can (7 to 8 ounces) almond paste
    1 cup butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    5 large eggs
    1 container (8 ounces) sour cream
    2 cups cranberries, picked over


    DIRECTIONS:
    1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan with removable bottom. In small bowl, combine dried cranberries and liqueur; set aside.

    2. On 1 sheet waxed paper, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Onto another sheet waxed paper, grate almond paste.

    3. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar; beat 3 minutes or until light and fluffy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Beat in almond paste and extract. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat just until blended. With spoon, stir in dried cranberries with liqueur and fresh cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

    4. Bake cake 1 hour and 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 1 hour. Run thin knife around cake to loosen from side and center tube of pan. Lift tube to separate from pan side. Slide knife under cake to separate cake from bottom of pan; remove center tube. Cool cake completely on rack.

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    ^^ Mmmm good. It sounds like a bar I used to make, but the cake version is easier and not so sweet. Thanks Gator!
    Last edited by pacific breeze; November 25th, 2005 at 12:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Favourite Holiday Recipes - Special Treats and Delights

    I thought I would add this now because its something you have to prepare in advance by a few months to a year (depending on how much rum flavour you want in the pudding)

    Mums Traditional Pudding
    ½ lb. Butter
    2 cups of plain flour
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 table spoons S,R flour
    4 eggs
    ½ teaspoon mixed spice
    1 tbl spoon jam
    ½ teaspoon nutmeg
    2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 kg mixed fruit
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    1 pack dates chop
    ½ cup dry bread crumbs
    500gms sultanas
    1 pudding cloth
    1 bottle of rum
    Butcher string for tying
    1 large bottle
    1 very large boiler
    1 colander

    First chops dates and mix all fruits, then put it all in the large bottle, pour in the rum, and soak for 3-12 months.
    After this, time you can start

    Put the boiler on to boil

    Cream together the butter and sugar then mix in the eggs one at a time then the jam now the carb soda.

    In another bowl
    Sift the flour together with all the spices and salt
    Now spoon in the mixed flour to the other mix, one spoon at a time
    Now the bread crumbs
    Mix thoroughly until all, fruit is coated and is smooth and glossy, and stays slightly peaked when you pull the spoon out

    Time to put it in the cloth

    Place the cloth in the boiling water to scald the cloth for 5 minutes
    Have a pair of tongs ready to lift the cloth out and spread out over the colander evenly.

    Sprinkle flour over the cloth in a thick coating this will form the skin of the pudding so this gives you an idea off how thick to make the coating
    Two people make this part easier if one holds the bowl with the mixture and the other scrapes it out in to the colander slowly in the center of the cloth

    Once all of the mixture is in the colander take hold off each corner
    Bring to the top then all off the cloth and tie with the string about 2 centimeters from the top of the pudding as this allows the pudding to grow while cooking

    Cook for 4 hours keeping the water topped up, then hang for 2 days then reheat for 2 hours in boiling water

    To serve, put the hot pudding in the colander let drain, then cut string turn back the cloth. Put platter on the pudding hold the colander and cloth as you turn the lot over take off the cloth slowly and serve.


    We like to serve it with hot custard. Even if it is 40 degree celcius outside!

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    Anyone else have any favorite holiday recipes.. I'm trying to come up with a different side dish to take.. or an appetizer or something..something other than the ol' green bean casserole. LOL

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    I love red cabbage or baked, mashed yams as side dishes. Let me see if I can dig up my red cabbage recipe, it's always a hit. Both recipes are dead easy and can be made a day or two ahead.

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    i make the best milk chocolate fudge. my mommy used to make it when i was small. i'll have to find the recipe, and i hope someone will try it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelpMeRhonda View Post
    Anyone else have any favorite holiday recipes.. I'm trying to come up with a different side dish to take.. or an appetizer or something..something other than the ol' green bean casserole. LOL
    Don't discount that green bean casserole!! My boyfriend has asked me to make it in the middle of summer once, that way he only has 6 months to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    Don't discount that green bean casserole!! My boyfriend has asked me to make it in the middle of summer once, that way he only has 6 months to go
    Oh I know.. I have been browsing recipes online off andon all day..so I tell him..how about this or how about that..he says.. How about you just make the green bean casserole... Whatever.. So much for a change. But I still love recipes..and I can make more than one dish. So continue to post some.

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    Men love a casserole

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    ^^So do I. They are easy to make (except for the chopping) and are good leftovers.

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    I'm guilty of loving a casserole, too. I also love pot pies and soups. Good comfort foods.

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    Re: side dishes, I just cut out a gorgeous picture of baked/roasted squash rings. Basically just a variety of different squashes cut in rings and cored like a pineapple, seasoned to taste (a little brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg for me) and roasted. They can then be arranged nicely on a plate, and because of the different shapes to the squashes, you end up with some that look like flowers and pinwheels. So pretty.
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    ^^Oh, that sounds festive, Tati. I must try that. I have a couple of squashes that need cooking anyway.

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