what do you look forward to serving this year? something old something new?
i'm doing gingerbread trees to ship--gonna make 'em bigger than last year and shipping peanut butter fudge too--
still in the planning stages for the meal--tbc
whada yous up to?
for main course christmas i am pondering one of these three--never made them before
date and pistachio chicken breast with madeira sauce
we usually have ham
I would like to attempt to make tablet this year. It is a traditional Scottish sweetie but I've never made it before. My friend is going to give me her recipe, so I will try a batch and see how it comes out :-)
AI make these every year for our breakfast on Christmas morning. They are so good!
I plan on trying your strudel recipe sometime this month. I go to my grandparent's house for Christmas dinner and we all bring a dish. I normally bring homemade rolls and dessert. (of course!) We have a very traditional southern meal. Your menu sounds great!
how cool--never heard of it--excellent post because i wanna broaden my food horizons--
dulce de leche fudge? no problem!
please report back how it goes if you want--but no pressure
Will do, Kate :-)
In my experience, tablet is firmer and crumblier than fudge, and very sweet. No wonder us Scots have such bad dental health!
krypto, ooohhh, gimme some! ;)
i have less than no will power with yeasted baked goods--i have no peace until every last morsel is gone/eaten--ahhh the good old days--hahaha
i hope your strudel-ing goes very well ♥
i'm with krypto-- i don't think there's a better time in the year for great yeasted baked goods than christmas/holiday time
i make tea rings for the holidays--they are so simple and ridiculously irresistible--we have a doctor friend who calls them a 'controlled substance'--i have a picture somewhere of my trunk loaded up with them--
they are simply a typical refrigerator potato roll dough* rolled out & filled generously with clarified butter and a thick layer of brown sugar--it caramelizes in the oven and it transforms into something celestial--often delivered to the neighbors on christmas morning still hot from the oven--these come up in conversation in the summer--they are absurd--
over the years i started adding ground walnuts to help balance the sugar blast--and some of the filling bakes out and this is the most wonderful caramel--omg--
* http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/make-ahead-potato-bread-dough/62a1773f-638e-4903-8742-c6746f0a90d0 but i use 2 pkgs yeast and shortening instead of butter to keep the way clear for the butter in the filling--each recipe makes up into 3 tea rings--because the dough is cold when you roll it out you can get a generous layer of butter to stand up on it--it firms up--then slather on a good 1/4 inch of brown sugar--
makes the best most user friendly rolls for supper too--make the dough up they day before --then just form them early enough on the day of and away you go--let 'em rise--pop in the oven--the aromatherapy is intoxicating~~~ ~~
Growing up with a father from Germany who emigrated here as a young boy with his family, we always have traditional German food for Christmas. Sauerbraten, fried or sweet & sour red cabbage, spatzle, knödel, and lebkuchen. It wouldn't be Christmas without it!!
Now we have a lot of extended family who don't like the German side of things (shame on them!…more for me!). So we always cook a turkey and have regular mashed potatoes and green beans. It helps for the boring few in our lives…including my husband. haha!
oh man that all sounds so good! my daughter & son-in-law have thankfully taken over the tradition of making pierogis --
i love me some sauerbraten--last time i made it i put too many ginger cookies in there--ruh roh
and i'll have a few lebkuchen--calorie free over the internet ;)
Hmmm…dinner idea this week! Thanks! :o)
This year it's Homemade Chicken Pot Pie, no roasting for me.
spatzle-- haven't had it since I was a kid. Brandied suet pudding also.
AEvery year on Christmas Eve, my boyfriend's dad does a ham, bland (once WAY over-peppered) mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, & canned gravy. I'm not a big fan of ham, myself, but I choke it down anyway. He always buys a bunch I pies, and I bring cookies, candies, more pies, and whatever else I feel like making. Oddly, the most popular treat the last couple years were the peppermint meringues I whipped up with a few extra whites I needed to use.
AI love meringue cookies and make them every year. This year I want to make standing snowmen meringues. Saw them on Martha Stewart years ago. The chef on there hollowed out the inside and filled with chocolate mousse. Yum!!!!
AOoh, that sounds interesting.
You can watch a video on how to make them too. It's not on this link. I just google it.