Monday, December 21, 2009

{cooking} for christmas

growing up, christmas was more about the food than it is about the presents (still is!). there are a few staples that i have to make, for it to really feel like christmas... both these recipes come from my mum. i use the same recipe, but mine never turn out exactly perfect like hers does! don't be deterred, they are always crowd pleaser's!


shortbread 
...the ingredients
250g butter, chilled, cubed
2 heaped tablespoons rice flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 cups plain flour

method...
place all ingredients in a large food processor and mix until mixture begins to form into a ball.
press firmly into well greased small patty-pans, or into one large lamington tray.
prick with a fork in a decorative pattern.
Optional: get extra fancy and push a walnut or pecan into the mixture.
bake in a slow oven (150degrees celcius) for 45 minutes.
cut in the tray when still warm and allow to cool in the pan.



rum-less rum balls 
(so as not to feel guilty about eating these for breakfast every day in december, i usually omit the rum... hey they have weetbix and sultanas! that's a totally healthy breakky, right?!)
...the ingredients
12 weetbix, crushed finely
400g can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup sultanas
method...
Combine all ingredients and mix well
roll handfulls of mixture and roll in extra coconut.
chill until hard.



what goodies make up your christmas?

1 comment:

Tori said...

that shortbread recipe looks good, i may try it. I'll be baking tomorrow so maybe.

BTW, I'm new to your blog, nice to meet you!

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