Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spiced Ale? Yes please!

This isn't too foody, but I wanted to pop in and make a plug for the seasonal brew put out by Big Rock breweries this year: McNally's Winter Spice Strong Ale.
It is a yummy full bodied ale brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and a hint of ginger.
I tried some at the LB and picked some up on the spot.
It is delish.
If you get the chance, try some before it goes away...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Been a while since I posted anywhere, but I thought I would share my Mum's recipe for vanillekipfl. These are amongst my favourite things about Christmas time. These are an Austrian tradition which she picked up from my godparents. Enjoy.

- Magnus


1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup ground almonds or hazelnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour 1/2 cup at a time. Add remaining ingredients and continue beating until mixture is slightly stiff.
Form into crescents and bake @ 350 about 15 minutes, or until lightly coloured. Remove from oven to racks. Cool 5 minutes, dust with icing sugar and cool again for 15 min.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Eggnog waffles

It's eggnog season again.

This weekend we started into the eggnog craze with something new: eggnog waffles.
They were very good. We had them with some maple syrup and some probably could have thrown in some nuts too. These were yummy just as they were, although I wish I had a Belgian waffle maker so they could be extra thick and fluffy:
This makes enough for 4 hungry people, so feel free to scale it down a bit. They do freeze well though and make awesome emergency toaster breakfasts. Just saying...

2 c flour
2 c eggnog
2 large eggs - beaten
6 T vegetable oil
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

In a large bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together eggnog, eggs and oil. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. Cook waffles in well-greased preheated waffle iron.

I also had my first persimmon this weekend. YUM! I am trying to find an awesome persimmon recipe...I'll be back with it soon, I promise.