posted on Dec, 26 2013 @ 09:38 AM
Yeah, a little late. But don't we all have those things we wind up having year after year for the Christmas/Holidays/New Year Season? So what are
your traditional treats?
Here are the ones I end up making every year:
G'ma Ellen's Fruitcake - Recipe likely came from England and got heavily modified during the Depression/WWII. My big contribution was to finally
note how long it actually takes to bake them. It makes three loaves, I wind up "drunking" one with brandy and the other two in OJ (one "adult" and
two "child"). Takes about a month to do it properly.
Spicy Ginger Snaps - I always make a double batch. The recipe uses both white pepper and cayenne as well as fresh ginger root and other, more
Choc. Cinnamon Mint Cookies
Olive Nut Spread - My grandmother's recipe. We do a big snack table and play games for our family celebration on the second day. Crackers, cheese,
three kinds of soup, lots of fresh veggies and dips and spreads feature prominently on the grazing table (along with the naughty stuff).
Roasted Garlic Hummus - Also a favorite on the grazing table. We like the homemade stuff more than the store bought kinds.
Real Cranberry Sauce - Nothing fancy, just the recipe on the whole cranberry bag, but it beats that jellied, can-shaped stuff.