Friday, December 4, 2015

Have Yourself a Very Tasty Christmas

Yesterday's blog post with the mention of the Irish leaving out a mince pie and a bottle of Guinness for Santa's snack got me thinking about yummy Christmas food. I thought that I would post a few yummy recipes that you can try out for your holiday celebration. All with alcohol since I love to cook with alcohol. First off the rum cake that I love to make. Not necessarily at the holidays, but it is nice and festive for the holidays.

Bacardi Rum Cake

1 cup chopped pecans
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 pkg vanilla instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup rum

1/2 cup butter
1//4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup rum

 Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease the bottom of a bundt pan. Sprinkle chopped pecans on the bottom. Stir together cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil, and rum. Pour batter over nuts. Bake for one hour. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Turn cake over onto plate and prick the top.

For the glaze, melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in rum. Brush glaze evenly over top and sides of cake. Allow cake to absorb glaze. Repeat until glaze is used up.

Here is a recipe I am going to try.

Tequila Balls

1 pkg. 12 oz vanilla wafers
1/2 lb ground almonds
4 oz white chocolate
1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 tbsp light corn syrup
sugar for rolling and coating the balls

Crush the vanilla wafers into crumbs along with the ground almonds.Melt the white chocolate according to the directions on the package.In a blender, process tequila, orange marmalade and light corn syrup until smooth.Stir in the melted white chocolate and into crumb mixture.Shape into 1-inch balls and coat with sugar.Store in the refrigerator. The tequila balls taste better after a day or so.

Do you have any special recipes? Anything you like to cook with?

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