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Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies

  A chewy cookie brimming with toasted pecans and covered with a caramel or penuche-like frosting. Such a delicious holiday cookie! Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 28 cookies Ingredients 2 cups (283g) all-purpose flour(scoop and level to measure) 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup (210g) packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup pecans, toasted, cooled and chopped into bits…

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Glazed Lemon Sour Cream Cookies

    Glazed Lemon Sour Cream Cookies   A melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful, cake-like cookie that’s topped with a sweet and simple lemon cream cheese glaze. Easy to make and even easier to eat and fall in love! Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 14 minutes Total Time: 44 minutes Servings: 40 approx. Ingredients 3 cups (426g) all-purpose flour(scoop and level to measure) 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda…

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One Santa Cookie

        Prep Time: 6 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 18 minutes Servings: 2 Ingredients 2 Tbsp (29g) salted butter 3 Tbsp (42g) packed light-brown sugar 1 pinch salt 1 Tbsp whisked egg* 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup (44g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure) 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup (60g) red and green M&Ms** 1/2 tsp Christmas jimmies (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet (half or quarter sheet) with…

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Orange Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cookies

      One of my all time favorite Christmas cookies! Perfectly soft and full of that irresistable fresh orange and dark chocolate flavor. Sure to be a hit at your next Christmas party! Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes Servings: 35 cookies Ingredients 2 cups (284g) all-purpose flour(scoop and level to measure) 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup (200g) granulated…

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Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats

    Bring on the holiday cheer with these cute Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Treats! They’re just as fun to make as they are delicious to eat! For a shortcut version skip the icing and sprinkles and just dust the trees with powdered sugar. Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Servings: 16 Ingredients 3 Tbsp (42g) salted butter, diced into…

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CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK ESPRESSO CAKE

    INGREDIENTS 4 cups flour 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Dutch-process quality cocoa powder, sifted 1 tablespoon espresso powder 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon flake sea salt 9 ounces butter, softened 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 1/3 cups buttermilk SALTED CHOCOLATE SAUCE 2 sticks butter (8…

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Summer berry sundae

Summer berry sundae 1 tablespoon caster sugar 125 g frozen mixed berries 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind 250 ml (1 cup) vanilla ice-cream 2 tablespoons toasted macadamias, chopped coarsely     1-     stir sugar and berries in small saucepan over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves, bring to a boil then reduce heat,simmer,uncovered about…

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Strawberry ice cream

Strawberry ice cream   100 gm/ 0.5 cup granulated sugar 300 ml/1 1/4 cups water 0.75 kg strawberry 1 egg white 150 ml / 2/3 cup double cream Whole strawberries to decorate Gently heat the sugar and water to dissolve the sugar, then bring to the boil .boil steadily for 10 minute then leave until…

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LIME

SERVES 250g (8oz) granulated sugar 600ml (1 pint ) water Finely grated zest and juice of 6 limes 2 egg whites Strips of lime zest to decorate . 1- Put the sugar and measured water into a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove…

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CRÈME CARAMEL

SERVES 175g (6oz) granulated sugar 150ml (¼ pint ) water 4eggs 1tsp vanilla extract 30g (1oz) caster sugar 600ml ( 1 pint ) full cream milk 6 small ramekins 1- Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring all the time until all the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil,…

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FRUITS OF THE FOREST SALAD

SERVES 250g (8oz) fresh cranberries 60g (2oz) caster sugar 250g (8oz) strawberries, hulled and halved if large 125g (4oz) blueberries 250g (8oz) raspberries 250g (8oz) blackberries 250g (8oz) loganberries, or increase the amount of the other berries if loganberries are unavailable 2-3tbsp balsamic vinegar 1tsp green peppercorns in brine or oil, rinsed and lightly crushed…

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TROPICAL ISLAND FRUIT SALAD

SERVES 1 small ripe pineapple 1 ripe charentais or cantaloupe melon 1 ripe mango 250g (8oz) seedless black grapes 150ml (¼ pint ) pineapple and coconut juice or pineapple juice 125g ( 4oz ) physalis ( cape gooseberries ) 2 Asian( nashi ) pears . 1- Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple. Remove…

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FRUIT SALADS

A fruit salad is welcome at the end of any meal any time of year, whether it is a simple family supper or a special occasion. All of these fruit salads can be made well in advance and served just as they are, or with cream or ice cream, crème fraîche, or yogurt. SERVES 500g…

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STRAWBERRY MERINGUE ROULADE

SERVES Sunflower oil for greasing 4 egg whites 250g (1½oz) flaked almonds icing sugar for dusting . FILLING 300ml (½ pint) double or whipping cream, whipped until thick 250g (8oz) strawberries, quartered 23×33cm ( 9×13in ) Swiss roll tin . 1- Lightly oil the swiss roll tin and line with a sheet of baking parchment….

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PAVLOVA WITH PINEAPPLE & GINGER

SERVES 4 egg whites 250g (8oz) caster sugar 1½tsp cornflour 1½tsp whaite wine vinegar . TOPPING 375ml (13fl oz) double or Whipping cream 60g (2oz) stem ginger in syrup, cut into matchstick-thin strips 1× 400g (13oz) can pineapple rings, drained . Pavlova meringue is crisp on the outside, soft and slightly chewy like marshmallows inside….

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CARAMELIZED ORANGES

SERVES 250g ( 8oz ) granulated sugar 150ml ( ¼ pint ) cold water 150ml (¼ pint ) lukewarm water 3 tbsp orange liqueur 8 thin-skinned oranges . 1- Put the sugar and measured cold water into a heavy pan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. 2- When all the sugar has dissolved, bring…

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SUMMER PUDDING

SERVES 8 slices of stale medium-sliced white bread, crusts removed 875g ( 1½ lb ) mixed summer fruits such as strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, cherries, and raspberries, 150g ( 5 oz ) caster sugar 75ml ( 2 ½fl oz ) water 2tbsp framboise or crème de cassis liqueur Crème fraîche or Greek yogurt to serve 1.25…