November 24, 2011 12:45:49
Posted By Erin Bolger
It’s time to get your Festivus Bake On! If you are a baker this is probably one of your favourite times of the year. Time to create and time to sample some yummy and sinfully delicious recipes. Of course these calories don’t count either … or so I think ... It just may be time to bring out the stretchy pants!
I put together a top 10 list of my all-time favourite recipes for this time of year. Some of them my own and some from our favourite bakers.
Happy Baking Everyone!!
PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
1) PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
I am a huge fan of fudge I have spent a ton of time playing around with my candy thermometer and creating perfectly yummy smooth fudge. I created this recipe for Christmas last year and it was pretty much devoured in record time!
2)MARTHA STEWART’S ALMOND- ORANGE BISCOTTI
Almonds are my favourite nut! Pair them with oranges and you have a fabulous recipe from Martha Stewart. Biscotti is great to share easy to store and easy to freeze. I love adding a plate of biscotti to family brunches.
3) RICE KRISPIE SQUARES REINDEER
Rice Krispie Squares bring out the kid in me. I just bought my first huge box of festive Rice Krispies which I'm sure won't last too long ... especially if I make them into cute reindeers.
4) OLD SCHOOL RUMBALLS
Check out this video of me making my famous rum ball recipe "You Are Lucky I Didn't Rip Your Rum Balls Off!"
5) ROSE CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLES
Truffles are not as hard to make as they seem. They store well and will satisfy the sweetest tooth.
6) LEMON SUGAR COOKIES
My favourite sugar cookie recipe from my cookbook The Happy Baker. Lemon gives these classic cookies a refreshing twist.
7) SANDRA LEE'S GINGERCAKE MEN
Nothing is more festive then gingerbread. Enjoy this recipe from Sandra Lee with a twist on the original gingerbread men.
8) MINI EGGS SHORTBREAD
A huge hit at Easter but I hear y'all like to bake them for the holidays too. Mini Eggs & Shortbread ... need I say more?!
9) OCEAN SPRAY'S OATMEAL CRANBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Cranberry & white chocolate make a perfect combo visually and for our taste buds!
10) TRISH MAGWOOD’S PEPPERMINT CRUNCH BARK
Another recipe that gets easily devoured. It keeps you coming back for more!
I will be one busy little baker in the kitchen the next month. Hopefully it will be full of recipe fabulousness!
Have a fantastic baking season!
ROSE CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLES