Join Date: 09.12.2010
Christmas/Winter Competition : Entries here
You can post your entries to the Christmas/Winter competition here.
Good luck to all the participants, and we can't wait to drool over your delicious recipes!!
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Last edited by Shokena : 19.12.2011 at 20:49.
Join Date: 11.05.2011
Sweet Potato Pudding
Maybe you heard about it,maybe not,but i'll show you one of my winter recipes which I have improvised from an american recipe.It's called Sweet Potato Pudding and I have some instructions for baking it:
1 (29 ounce) can sweet potatoes
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Combine sweet potatoes and eggs in a medium bowl.
Beat in the brown sugar, milk, butter, lemon juice, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, salt.
Pour into prepared dish.
Bake in preheated oven until hot and golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.
Finally,enjoy your recipe!Have a Merry Christmas with my recipe.I added it on the allrecipes.com for anybody around the world who wants to see it.Happy farming!
Last edited by GeorgeCosmyn : 19.12.2011 at 20:52.
Join Date: 15.10.2011
A classic Christmas cake - The ginger cake
There is no Christmas for me without this delicious cake. If it’s done perfectly,
it’ll melt in your mouth, and will be absolutely lovely with a cup of tea.
Let’s start off with the ingredients:
225g/8oz self raising flour
110g/4oz caster sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200ml/7fl oz milk
55g/2oz butter (I prefer the same amount of vegetable oil)
110g/4oz golden syrup
I also add to the mixture raisins, because I love them in cakes.
How to prepare the cake:
It should take about 10-15 minutes to prepare.
Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas mark 2. Line a 22cm/8in tin.
Sieve the flour, sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.
In a small pan gently heat the butter and syrup until melted.
Beat the egg into the milk.
Gradually pour the butter and syrup into the flour and stir. The mixture will be thick.
Pour in the egg and milk and stir until smooth and pour into the lined tin.
Bake for 1 hour.
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Enjoy your Christmas card and your Christmas cake!
User: Joe1989 ID: 32954367
Join Date: 05.11.2010
Location: location:Deep South U.S.A.
5 Cups sliced fresh peaches(firm is best)
1 unbaked 9 in. pastry shell
1/3 cup butter or margarine,melted
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
Place peaches in pie shell.
Combine remaining ingredients and pour over peaches.
Bake at 350deg (F) for 1 hr+10 minutes or until top is golden brown and crispy.
(I like to pre-bake pie shell just until it starts to get dry, especially with homemade crust)
* topping tends to pour over edges as it heats up. A liner on oven floor is advised.
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Join Date: 08.09.2010
Sweet nut cake
I’m not sure how to translate this accurately, we call it “turtă”, but it is actually a sort of sweet cake with crushed nuts and flavors.
The quantity of ingredients differ depending on how much cake you actually want to have, but here a rough recipe for a normal shaped cake. You need:
> 500 - 700 g pastry foils – they are thin and light anyway, so you need quite a few pastry foils; you can either make them yourself from usual dough (use only flour, water and some salt) or buy them from the shop and you’ve spared yourself some trouble;
> 200-300 g crushed nuts;
> 100 - 200 g sugar;
> 100 - 200 g flavors (shaving of orange or lemon shell)
> a small bottle of rum syrup and/or vanilla essence
It’s quite simple to make.
If you have bought pastry then you can jump directly to the next step. If not, you can make your own pastry foils as you would make simple dough (flour, water and salt only) – knead the dough in very thin foils though as if it were pastry.
Once you do have the pastry, either kneaded or bought, you need to bake it over a fire/stove using a hob (to spread the thin foils and bake easily).
Once you have it baked/dry, you need to moisten it. Warm up some water (not too hot) and add sugar and vanilla and/or rum in the water. Use it to moisten the pastry. Not too moist though, otherwise the foils will have too much water/syrup and may break when you’ll place them one above the other.
Take a moment to prepare the nuts. Mix crushed nuts with shavings of orange/lemon and sugar.
Place the first foils as foundation for you cake (if you happen to have thicker foils, place them now). Make sure the foundation foils at least are full, not parts/broken. Then sprinkle the prepared crushed nuts until you cover the entire surface. Keep adding few pastry foils layers at once (fold them if they are too large) and sprinkling between them nuts and sugar and keep adding layers until you finish the ingredients. No matter the shape of the foils, the cake should end up roughly round because the foils are on top of each other and corners will fall down or you can fold them inside. If not, you can always cut the pastry to give the cake the shape you want. The cake is not going to be perfectly round, nor perfectly sprinkled with nuts, but that’s part of its charm.
Then cut with a knife and enjoy!
* It resembles baklava, but it’s a simpler version, without much baking and not exactly that sweet.
This cake is easy to make and it’s incredibly tasty for such a simple recipe. That is, if you like nuts!
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Last edited by Dystopia_and_I : 24.12.2011 at 21:15.
Join Date: 16.05.2011
Chocolate Mint Brownies
My mother passed away in September 2010 and only recently has my father felt comfortable going through and clearing out her stuff in the house. During his recent efforts to do so, he came across a virtual treasure trove of family recipes, including this one. This was always one of my favorite holiday treats and making them (and eating them) today has brought back sweet memories of her and of Christmases Past.
2/3 cup margarine
4 squares baking chocolate
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 7/8 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Melt margarine and chocolate. Cool slightly. Beat sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add chocolate and margarine mixture. Stir in flour and salt. Add nuts. Spread batter in greased and floured jelly roll pan (or cookie sheet with sides) and bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Powdered sugar Frosting:
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
milk (enough to make it spreadable but thick)
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
Frosting: Mix the powdered sugar with the milk. Add the vanilla and peppermint extract. Spread on cooled brownies.
2 squares baking chocolate
2 Tbsp margarine
Melt the baking chocolate and margarine together and spread over frosting. Let set, then cut into squares.
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Last edited by Laurelei : 25.12.2011 at 03:22. Reason: Fixed spacing
Join Date: 30.05.2011
Banana Nut Bread
My family has a nice get-together on Christmas Eve.
This year I had the priviledge of bringing the dessert tray.
I did make the Banana Nut Bread using the recipe below, but have to admit I did not have time nor the energy to make the other two cakes without using a box mix. I had to work the two days before Christmas and also harvest ice flowers and winter jasmine.
Below is the Banana Nut Bread Recipe passed down from my grandmother to my mother and then to me.
Banana Nut Bread
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 3/4 sifted all purpose flour
2 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Beat shortening until creamy or 2 minutes at medium speed with a mixer.
Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy after each addition.
Add eggs and beat until thick and pale lemon in color.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients alternately with bananas and walnuts (nuts are optional).
Blend thoroughly after each addition.
Grease the bottom only of a 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch loaf pan.
Spoon batter into pan,
Bake at 350 degree oven for 60 to 70 minutes.
Bread is done when the center springs back when touched lightly with your finger.
Let cool 20 minutes in the pan before turning onto a cooling rack.
Makes 1 loaf
Mixes used for other cake, as I only have so much energy and time during this busy season.
Betty Crocker Cinnamon Swirl Cake Mix
Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix
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Last edited by Grams2011 : 25.12.2011 at 15:02. Reason: forgot important ingredient
Join Date: 28.03.2011
Spicy Layered Salad & Banoffee Pie
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Spicy Layered Salad
4 cups torn romaine
1 large cucumber, peeled, halved & sliced
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 medium ripe avocados, peeled & sliced
(drizzle the slices with lemon juice to avoid darkening)
1 cup corn
2 large green peppers, chopped
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 teaspoons mild chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
Assemble in a clear glass bowl so that the layers and colors can be displayed.
Layer the first 6 ingredients.
Combined the mayonnaise and seasonings and spread over the top.
Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.
1 stick (125 grams) unsalted butter, melted
1 10 oz (300 grams) package of digestive biscuits
Add the melted butter to the crushed digestive biscuits.
Press into a 9" diameter tart base with a removeable bottom.
Press the mixture slightly up the sides also.
Chill the crust in the refridgerator for at least one hour.
1 stick (125 grams) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 14 oz (400 grams) can sweetened condensed milk
Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Stir in the brown sugar and melt over low heat.
Add the sweetened condensed milk and bring the mixture to a boil for a few minutes, stirring continuously.
The caramel toffee will darken slightly.
Pour the filling into the crust.
Cool and chill again for at least one hour until the caramel toffee is firm.
4 small bananas sliced
1 pint (500 grams) heavy cream
When ready to serve, remove the tart from the pan and carefully transfer it to a serving plate.
Slice the bananas and place them in a single layer on top of the caramel toffee.
Whip the heavy cream till firm and spoon it on top of the caramel toffee and bananas, sealing the filling in.
Sprinkle the top of the pie with grated chocolate.
Enjoy with friends and family!
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Confectionery 5 - Bakery 4 - Florist 3 - Bahami Spa 2 - Alchemist 2
Last edited by avamarie62 : 25.12.2011 at 19:41. Reason: Changed pictured size
Join Date: 01.09.2010
24 Carat Baked Macaroni & Cheese
3 tbsp. Cheez whiz
1/4 cup Milk
2 cups Uncooked Macaroni
1 pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 pound Three Cheese Blend
Salt & Pepper to taste
Cook Macaroni until done about 10 to 15 minutes. drain Macaroni and put it in medium baking dish. Now add cheez whiz and mix in well until melted then add both cheeses (1/2 pound of each cheese) save the rest to top off the dish, add milk and mix all in well. Put remainder of the cheese of both on top of dish. Now Bake in oven at 325* degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and light brown on top.
Other options are you can add Diced Ham, Diced Bacon or cut-up lit'l Smokes to it before you top it off with the cheese
Last edited by MyCountryPumpkin : 26.12.2011 at 02:28.
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Join Date: 12.06.2010
Warm Beetroot Salad
It was a toss up between this and Pavlova but this was ready first (I might add the pavlova one later).
This is one of our favourites at our house in recent years. It can be served warm or cold, which is perfect for us as it is very hot here on Christmas Day. Here's the original recipe but its very easy to play by ear and add as you like.
Warm Beetroot Salad
850g tinned whole baby beetroot (or 900g fresh whole beets) - see note at end.
500g sweet potato,peeled and diced/cubed
Olive oil spray
125g baby spinach
150g reduced fat soft feta cheese, crumbled.
1/3 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and arrange the sweet potato in a single layer. Spray with oil and roast for 40 minutes, until tender and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
Meanwhile, cut baby beetroot into quarters or halves. Wrap tightly in a large sheet of foil, place onto an oven tray and warm in the oven for 10 minutes.
Spread walnuts onto a tray and roast for 5 minutes, until lightly toasted. Cool and chop.
Combine vinegar and oil in a screw top jar and shake well.
Arrange spinach leaves onto a serving plate or bowl, top with sweet potato, beetroot and feta. Drizzle over dressing and sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately
If preferring to use as a cold salad, simply allow to cool and store in the fridge.
NOTE: If using whole fresh beetroot, wrap beetroots in foil and roast in oven approx 40 mins until tender. While still hot remove skins (recommend wearing disposable gloves for this). I prefer to pop the beetroot in the oven about 15 mins before the sweet potato so the 2 are ready about the same time.
Last edited by ctindaldavies : 27.12.2011 at 11:45.