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Aditu
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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2006 12:13      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I begin the holiday baking tonight. Do you have a favourite holiday baked good? Again pick your holiday.
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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2006 12:17      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My family loves my cranberry bread. I will be baking 10-15 loaves to keep them happy.

However I have two favourite cookies. I thought I could pick, but I can't. First are haystacks, which are an unbaked chocolate/butterscotch cookie made with chow mein noodles. I also like mincemeat pie cookies, but the recipe with the box of mincemeat, not the wet stuff from the jar. These are like mincemeat studded shortbread. mmmmmm

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2006 12:33      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm very picky and plain in the cookie department. My favorite at this time of year are spritz. (I think my mother used to call them "butter cookies", as opposed to "sugar cookies".) And they have to be homemade, preferably by me.

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2006 12:47      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My brother and I are getting to be Parkin Masters. We can now bake parkin that will burn your mouth, provide good stomach ballast and can also be used to make flood defences in an emergency.

Other than that, biscuits and we're re-learning the family toffee and fudge recipes.

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2006 12:57      Profile for Stereo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My grand-mother used to do wonderful bite-sized cranberry pies, served with whipped cream. (I think it's an aunt who now serve them, as my grand-mother is getting old.) Other than that, a family favorite is "emperor cookies": two white (flat) cookies with jelly in the middle, then the top one covered in sugar icing and decorated with some more icing or candy decoration.

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The Christmas cookies. Decorated with cream cheese frosting. I'm not sure what's more fun - making or eating them.

The bastards ate them all last year. Hopefully they'll be better behaved this time around (they should be...the chief culprit just had his flight cancelled...hopefully he'll be stuck here until my bf and I fly out on Saturday [evil] ).

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Mincemeat cookies. My mom is going to have to show me how to make them sooner or later so I can carry on the tradition.
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I made some bitchin' challah bread last weekend. Otherwise, I don't do much baking...for some odd reason, the frilly apron just bursts into flame every time I try to put it on. [Confused]

Maybe I'll make some pot brownies this year.

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Now i don't really have a favorite holiday baked good. Because i'm usually not that picky. But there are a couple of dutch baked goods i like (for the sake of keeping the grammer nazi's at bay i won't attempt to type the names of them)

As for cookies, i prefer the classics but they are mostly all good.

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My favorite is bread pudding with pineapple. I'm usually too lazy to make it, though, and wind up just eating the can of pineapple.

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2006 17:02      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
its not a holiday baked good, but a special occasion baked good. usually a romantic baked good that I whip out on valentines day (which is a holiday!)
(or, in this case, new years for the boy before he leaves).

They're individual rich, dark chocolate cakes with liquid chocolate centers.
nothing says "I love you" like gooey chocolate.

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Icon 1 posted December 20, 2006 18:26      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
BA will probably kill me, but anyway...

Some baked goods...

I've been going at it since last week.

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quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
BA will probably kill me, but anyway...

Some baked goods...

I've been going at it since last week.

Drat... it's too late to suck up to you and become a close enough friend to warrant a care package.

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MMMM my yiayia's Baklava.yum. unfortunately I have never mastered it. sigh.
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We don't do much baking for the holidays, but Sambousak and Kibbeh are the perennial favorites of my family, which has a Syrian heritage.
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Maybe I should have required some recipes to be shared to answer this question. mmmmm

My mom and I made baklava from scratch once. It tasted great, but we had a hard time keeping the philo nice as we layered it. When you do master it let me know the secret.

BooBoo, that one gingerbread man looks like he knows what is coming. LOL

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quote:
Originally posted by BooBooKitty:
BA will probably kill me, but anyway...

Some baked goods...

I've been going at it since last week.

I keep telling you, its only okay to brag about all your goodies if you share.
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We have two holiday favorites in my family:

  • Egg-nog pie (basically a type of custard pie)
  • Pretzel salad (bottom layer of pretzels, middle layer of cream cheese and whipped cream, and a top layer of strawberry jello with strawberries in it)


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Home-made shortbread cookies with a bit of maraschino cherry in the middle... Reminds me of me gramma... [Happytears]
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Christmas pudding with hard sauce. [Smile]
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Icon 1 posted December 22, 2006 08:21      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I haven't had a good Christmas Pud in years. sigh now I'm hungry. rats
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