Christmas Recipes (Most Popular)
Adapted from "Food for Friends" by Sally Pasley Vargas, this French-inspired recipe results in whole berries preserved in a caramel-like sugar syrup - certainly gem like in appearance, and with a taste just as precious! I only had enough berries for this recipe (a 1/4 batch or the original) but it turned out so well I'm saving the recipe for next year's crop!
A hefty dose of booze slowly infuses its way into a mixture of dried fruit for a perfect accompaniment to roast game meats or pork (reminiscent of Prunes in Armagnac) at dinnertime, as well as served over yoghurt or pound cake for dessert.
Recipe adapted from http://thetolerantvegan.com/2013/03/apple-
peanut-butter-cookies & http://jesicakes.blogspot.ca/2013/04/vegan
-apple-peanute-butter-cookies.html. This recipe makes VERY tender, soft cookies - they don't travel well but who cares - they won't make it past the kitchen door!
Adapted from Alice Medrich
This Christmas cake (originally from Sienna) has a chewy, almost taffy-like texture which comed from melted chocolate, sugar, honey and (my secret ingredient) melted Tootsie Rolls. A hefty dose of cocoa powder, mincemeat, nuts and seeds gives this a flavour that's hard to resist!
Make these to replace chips or snack crackers. They're crunchy and delicious!
For all the Nutella lovers out there - this is basically the solid version of the decadent spread! The mixture of it with three types of chocolate, sweetened condensed milk and chopped hazelnuts is made even better by swirling in Frangelico!
Slightly adapted from http://kitchen-confidante.com/leftover, these are a hit with my Italian family this Holiday season!
A sweet and tangy marinade also forms a delicious thick sauce overtop of onions, fennel, tomatoes and roasted potatoes.
Cherry cheesecake and chocolate are two of my most favourite things in the world - what better then to combine them into an egg-free, super rich delight?
Rosemary and Cabernet Salt top this yeast-free, lightning fast, whole wheat focaccia. A touch of sourdough starter adds a delicate tang as well.
Adapted from http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/special-di
Don't, under any circumstances, lean close to the food processor bowl while making this - your eyes will thank you! After aging a week or so in it's vinegar brine, this is a delicious, zippy condiment perfect for your next roast beef or cheese sauce.
Beer nut brittle is a fantastic microwave candy for holiday giving - and with a boost from vanilla stout, its definitely great for the party circuit!