Tuesday, December 18, 2007
What's happening in the Christmas kitchen
The Christmas kitchen has been busy of late! It’s been a good way to stay warm, being in the cozy kitchen with a wood fire going and the oven too.
Yesterday I made 2 kinds of cookies and 9 little loaves of Christmas cakes:
* Golden Apricot Cake
* Sacher Torte Cookies
* Chocolate Spritz Cookies
Sunday I made some Special Holiday Fudge -- dark chocolate, with raisins and nuts. Let it stand overnight and packaged it for the freezer yesterday.
Saturday, my granddaughter and I made some Four-Chip Fudge. It’s so easy to put together and doesn’t require a lot of stovetop time. Mostly just melting ingredients together. Even though the recipe is here in the Christmas kitchen (back in the June archives, I think) I’ll post it again now, for those who missed it and don’t have time to search.
Also in the freezer:
* Gingerbread Men
* Charleston Cherry Bars
* Whipped Shortbread
* Double-Drizzled Pecan Cookies
* Lime Spritz Christmas Trees
* Chocolate-Dipped Maple Logs
* Date-Oatmeal Cookies
* Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Today I hope to do some more baking and crafting. On my agenda are little loaves of Christmas Fruit Bread, hot chocolate mix, and maybe some Heavenly Delight (chocolate/peanut butter fudge).