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PostSubject: Holiday Treats   Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:00 pm

I ran across this site for recipes. Yum!
http://www.northpole.com/kitchen/cookbook/
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:07 am

whats your favourite holiday treat? I love trifle at xmas time, its a pudding made with jam rolls, fruit, custard etc - mmmmmmmm yummy in summertime. I also make amarula balls, only at xmas. Like a rum ball I guess only I use amarula cream liquor, its an african fruit liquor - mmmmmmmmmm

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:12 am

Heaven help me..I like fruitcake. I don't make it myself, but usually buy one.

I also love a candy that my SIL used to make. It's just melted semi sweet chocolate chips mixed with Chinese fried noodles and dropped by the spoonful onto waxed paper until they cool and harden. Yum!
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:39 am

I love cornflake wreaths and cornflakes mixed with butterscotch and pbutter... oh nummy.. My son loves them too... I wonder if I made them if they would go in the mail okay... it would be at most a two day delivery... uummmm... What is the best way to mail goodies????

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:22 am

AnnieOakLeaf wrote:
Heaven help me..I like fruitcake. I don't make it myself, but usually buy one.


Ann, then Heaven help us both. I love GOOD Fruitcake, I mean good, not the cheap stuff with the hard pieces of fruit. I used to have an Aunt that made fantastic Fruitcake. She made it in Oct., wrapped it in cheese cloth and poured Rum on it every week. I mean to tell you it was good stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:36 am

Our local little bakery makes the best fruitcake, chock full of pecans and wonderful fruits - I love it!!! Yummy! DH doesn't. His sister always makes their grandma's recipe - chock full of rum and gumdrops. DH loves it! But I say ewww... yukky! So, we each make our way through our very own fruitcake every holiday season!

A treat my family (except for me) loves is "Styrofoam Cookies". Meringue with choc chips, mint flavoring, and green food coloring. You put the plops on cookie sheets and put them in a really hot oven, but turn the oven off right away. Leave the oven door shut and don't take them out until morning when they're dry and crunchy. DS, now 37, named them when he was 4. I was looking at Christmas cookie recipes and he said, "Oh! Will you make those, um..., um..., Styrofoam Cookies like you made last Christmas?"
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:55 am

QBee, I love those cookies too. I use Cocoanut instead of Choco Chips. Yummmmm.....
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:24 pm

When I was a little girl there was an older neighbor lady that made fruitcake. She also wrapped it in cheesecloth and put some kind of liquor on it. She put a lot of love into it. My DM did odd jobs for her all year so she gave us a fruitcake at Christmas. I was only allowed a tiny bit of it..but I thought it was wonderful!!!
A good fruitcake is pricey but it's a special treat I like to get. lovehearts

QBee..The meringue cookies are a lot like styrofoam! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:48 pm

Brandy is usually poured over fruit cake, it helps to give it a longer life storage wise. My mum makes a boiled fruit cake, some of the ingredients are simmered for a while, canned pineapple etc, its yummy. My favourite fruit cake though is the plain wrap brand we can get here, black & gold label LOL, its light and only has cherries, raisins and mixed peel in it. I cant eat the heavy ones nor can I eat minced pies etc, that fruit mince is just horrid

Golo send the candy in a tin lined with waxed paper, will travel fine and its winter so will be cool unlike australia where usually your stuff melts over xmas mailing due to the heat LOL

QBee, your styrofoam cookies sound yummy, coconut would make them heaven for me, mmmmmmm like macaroons.

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:46 pm

Here's a historic bakery in east Texas that has to die for fruitcake. We go there whenever we go to east Texas to the flea market.

http://www.collinstreet.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:42 pm

AOL, I sent the northpole site to my DGD... she loved the dancing santa on there... nice site...

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:46 am

Golo..my DS sent that site to me. It has a lot of fun stuff. I hope your DGD enjoys it!
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:01 am

Let me seeeeeeee.....................
Vera's Christmas Cookies, made like a pie crust...deeeeelicious
Home made toffee, made with real butter( also a Vera recipe)
Fudge,my moms recipe....yummy and creammy......
Carmels. MY recipe.
Peanut butter fudge love it and not real good recipe yet so if you have one .....

AOL, I copied lots of stuff off the web site thanks...
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PostSubject: Share a favourite Christmas Recipe   Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:08 pm

I was hoping members might share a favourite family christmas recipe here, could be the family must have or your own personal favourite. Its a great time of year to recipe swap :D Here is Bobs favourite aussie dessert for Christmas

Pavlova

4 egg whites (at room temperature)
1 cup fine white sugar

1. Place egg whites in small bowl and beat with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, a tablespoon at a time. Beat each addition of sugar until it is completely dissolved before adding the next spoonful, dont be tempted to cheat on this step! Scrape any sugar grains from the side of the bowl and front the beaters several times during this process, all up will take you about 10 minutes.

2. Lightly grease an oven/cookie tray, sprinkle tray with a little plain flour, shake excess off. Using a bread and butter plate around 18cm/7" diameter mark a circle on the centre of the tray. A cake pan can work well as a template too.

3. Scrape all the meringue into the circle, using a knife or spatular spread the meringue to cover the circle marked. Lift the meringue gently with the knife so the sides a straight as you can manage and the top is level (it will look like a cake in shape) Make furrows up the sides as you go, this increases its stability whilst cooking.

4. Bake in a very slow oven (120c or 250f) for 1 - 1 1/2 hrs (until it feels dry and crisp to touch) Once done turn the oven off and leave the door ajar allowing the pavlova to cool in the oven, takes about an hour. Using a sharp knife carefully cute around the top edge of the pavlova, push the crisp top into the centre so its resting on the marshmallow in the middle (most times they collapse in by themselves)

5. Fill the sunken area of hte pavlova with whipped cream and then decorate with fresh fruit of your choice, we love fresh strawberries & banana. You can grate a little dark chocolate over the fruit, thats yummy



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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:07 pm

WOW! That looks too beautiful to eat. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:35 pm

can you make the merange a day a head of time? Do you cut it in wedges...

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:47 am

golo wrote:
can you make the merange a day a head of time? Do you cut it in wedges...
Golo I don't know for sure but if the merange were all baked don't know why you couldn't...
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:46 am

You can make the base a couple of days ahead, just store in an airtight container and then top with cream and fruit on the day

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:21 pm

Wow, cant believe its a week short of a year since I posted here, where did that time go??? Anyway, I got this in my email, thought an aussie xmas recipe book mihgt be of interest, os here is the link

http://sunbeamfoods.com.au/download/christmas-recipes.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Fri May 07, 2010 8:58 am

This is my Grandmas Pumpkin Pie recipe:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
2 eggs
1 large can pumpkin
1 large can evaporated milk

Beat eggs slightly add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth.
Place in a 10 inch unbaked pie shell.

Bake in hot oven 425° F 15 minutes….lower temperature to 350° F. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes or until firm like a custard pie. I stick a knife in center and when it comes out clean, you will know it is fully cooked. You will start seeing small cracks.
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Fri May 07, 2010 4:20 pm

Oh thanks for sharing Scnhookie, will have to try it, I can work out fresh to canned quantities of pumpkin

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Sat May 08, 2010 9:26 pm

Your welcome, she was a wonderful cook, I wish I could put things together as she did. Would go out in her garden get some of this and that, and wallah a great dinner of the whole family! yum
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PostSubject: Pavlova Yummy   Thu May 13, 2010 4:51 pm

Here is the Pavlova that I made my neighbor...it had just a touch of chocolate grated on it. funny thing was I borrowed her cake plate so she didn't have anything to return to me, except a smile Cheesy
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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Thu May 13, 2010 5:13 pm

Oh nummy, that looks absolutely delicious....

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PostSubject: Re: Holiday Treats   Thu May 13, 2010 7:37 pm

Oh thats done it, Schnookie I hearby grant you Honourary Australian Citizenship - you make a "pav" that would make many a born and bred aussie blush - it looks perfect. I grate chocolate over mine too, yummy yummy!

Schnookie the Aussie


You got me hunting and I finally found a pic of one laura and I did for xmas a couple of years ago, she wanted it to look like a big flower, we dusted it with confectioners sugar


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