- Oreshki (Filled Nuts): The original recipe is here. I used this electric gadget. Here are my changes: (1) Instead of margarine, I used butter. Yes, more calories but the difference in taste is -- Wow! (2) Iinstead of vanilla essence, I used almond bakery emulsion. These little balls are so fragrant and yummy! (3) The filling calls for three sticks of butter and I only used two -- it's plenty. (4) When shells are baked, there are leftover crumbs. I mixed in crumbs into the filling. It made it thicker. I made goodie bags for S. to take to his coworkers. They were begging for more! :)
- Zefir (Homemade Marshmallows -- if you don't like marshmallows, do give this recipe a try; these marshmallows are nothing are like sugar puffs sold in stores; they are creamy, yummy, and fragrant). The original recipe is here. It's a great recipe to make along with Oreshki since there are leftover egg whites! I doubled this recipe because I had lots of egg whites -- do NOT do that, too much white fluffy stuff to deal with!!! One batch is plenty anyway. I used mango flavor but raspberry flavor Jell-O will make these fluffy balls so pretty, like Lea's picture.
- Banana Raisin Bread: I "cheated" with this one... We wanted to give little gifts to our neighbors but buying a tin of cookies is not the same... Something homemade is much better... So I bought banana bread mix and added some raisins. We delivered bread last night and our neighbors were very grateful. Maybe next year I will have time to make more things from scratch...
- Apple Spice Cake: The recipe is here. I still have to make several for our immediate families. Dollar Tree had reusable cake carriers so I bought six, for easy packaging. S. is in charge of wrapping ribbons around each carrier! :)
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Posted by Alice at 12:10 PM