Christmas baking and cooking thread. Watcha making?

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Nigella's Christmas bonbons - Style At Home
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The hairy bikers (google them, awesome guys) have just made Christmas pudding flavoured vodka. That might be a weekend job!
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I haven't drunk vodka in years, but this I must investigate!
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Duly investigated and may be happening next week.
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Excellent.
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I will be making 144 peanut butter blossoms for the cookie exchange this weekend. Then puppy chow for my son's Christmas party at school.

Other items:
Homemade Chex Mix
Lemon Meringue Pie
Pecan Pie (1st attempt at mom's recipe)
Either apple or pumpkin pie
Other items will depend on time. I don't want to be stressed this holiday.
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My supervisor took us out to lunch and to shop for everything we need for teh christmas treats we are making. we got 15 lbs of flour. i hope it will be enough!
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Now, to ice them.
Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
Made mince pies yesterday after we put the tree up (mine exploded too cl) I even took a pic just for this thread, but the night's got away from me (those pesky patients) so I'll post tomorrow. I'm sure you're all very excited!
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Not making any, but I had to mention the Termini Bros Bakery cookie tray they gave my dept at work:

Termini Brothers: Cookie Work Bench

My favorites are the torrone, the coconut macaroons and the Scumetti ("Brutti ma Buoni"?) My Gawd

There's a huge Ziploc bag left of the Scumetti ones and others (the Musticiollil and Imbuttiti ones), because everybody was too afraid to try them and/or thought they were "stale", esp the Scumetti. I had no idea of the goodness inside these crunchy plain lumps--NONE!!! It pays to try new things!!! I have been thoroughly enjoying them for breakfast with my hot tea every single morning

I think there's another cookie tray that will be set out at a future time--I spotted another big "Termini Bros" box and there is definitely something heavy inside. If so THAT TORRONE IS MINE, MINE, MINE!!!!!

I've been on such a mission to find torrone that I googled the bakery; I've been enjoying myself browsing their website and learning about the history.

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Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
sinistral - I would love all of that (tho I'm actually odd in that I really don't like almond flavoring so I'd skip the amaretti, especially the homemade torrone! mmmm.
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Before baking today, I totally reconstructed my biscotti recipe. Iíve never been real happy with it. Itís one of two family recipes I was never given and never found - my grandmotherís biscotti recipe and my Aunt Nenanís chocolate cake recipe. After decades of trying I have totally failed at coming close to that magnificent chocolate cake but I think I have done my grandmother proud with the biscotti this year. Hard and dry and NOT tender, just as they are supposed to be. Made 5 flavors today Ė rosemary thyme, chocolate chip walnut, gingerbread, chocolate almond coconut, honey pecan cornmeal.
I am so pleased with them.
Also made a batch of Swedish lemon butter cookies.
Total for the day 34 dozen.
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Before baking today, I totally reconstructed my biscotti recipe. Iíve never been real happy with it. Itís one of two family recipes I was never given and never found - my grandmotherís biscotti recipe and my Aunt Nenanís chocolate cake recipe. After decades of trying I have totally failed at coming close to that magnificent chocolate cake but I think I have done my grandmother proud with the biscotti this year. Hard and dry and NOT tender, just as they are supposed to be. Made 5 flavors today Ė rosemary thyme, chocolate chip walnut, gingerbread, chocolate almond coconut, honey pecan cornmeal.
I am so pleased with them.
Also made a batch of Swedish lemon butter cookies.
Total for the day 34 dozen.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl

I now know where you live and I am considering coming and stealing the rosemary thyme biscotti!!!!! *swoon*
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Come on over! They are so good! I love anise but no matter how I store or package them the flavor migrates to all the other cookies. So I was trying to think of another herbal flavor and rosemary and thyme seemed to go together well. I wanted to add pine nuts but I was out and didn't want to go to the store in the middle of my baking frenzy. But next time for sure.
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K and I "baked" these today. I do not recommend eating them
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Before baking today, I totally reconstructed my biscotti recipe. Iíve never been real happy with it. Itís one of two family recipes I was never given and never found - my grandmotherís biscotti recipe and my Aunt Nenanís chocolate cake recipe. After decades of trying I have totally failed at coming close to that magnificent chocolate cake but I think I have done my grandmother proud with the biscotti this year. Hard and dry and NOT tender, just as they are supposed to be. Made 5 flavors today Ė rosemary thyme, chocolate chip walnut, gingerbread, chocolate almond coconut, honey pecan cornmeal.
I am so pleased with them.
Also made a batch of Swedish lemon butter cookies.
Total for the day 34 dozen.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl

I now know where you live and I am considering coming and stealing the rosemary thyme biscotti!!!!! *swoon*
Originally Posted by goldencurly
Oh my that sounds divine!!!!!!
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the first year we did the holiday swap here, i was out of work and soooooo broke that i made pistachio biscotti with lemon icing and handmade ornaments for my curly.

jeepy, do you have a good recipe for panettone?
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Mmmm pistachio.

I do not have a good recipe for panettone, probably because I don't really care for it. My aunt would bring them to me and my boss every Xmas and I would give mine to the birds. : )
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Made 5 doz cowboy cookies this morn. They are my boyfriend's fav (and his kids' fav too). And yes, there are Halloween colored mini Reese's bits in there. Found them in the cupboard and figured I'd use them up. So Christmasy!
: )
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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Mmmm pistachio.

I do not have a good recipe for panettone, probably because I don't really care for it. My aunt would bring them to me and my boss every Xmas and I would give mine to the birds. : )
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
I hate store-bought, but homemade is delicious.

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