December 19th, 2010

Holiday baking!

There was some serious baking going on this weekend. This year’s holiday treat bags included:

 

Eggnog Fudge with White Chocolate and Walnuts

Espresso Brownies

Caramels with Hawaiian black lava salt

Lemon cream cheese cookies sandwiched with raspberry jam

 

The eggnog fudge is fabulous – so easy to put together and a little boozy.

 

 

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My friend Amy came back from Hawaii and I was inspired by the black lava salt she gave me. My recipe is fussy and the caramel came out harder than I liked, so I wouldn’t recommend it. But I think adding a fancy salt to any other caramel will up the wow factor.

 

I really liked the lemon cookies; they remind me of the lemon buttermilk cookies that I like. They are simple, with a subtle lemon flavor. I decided they were a little too simple, so I sandwiched them with a raspberry jam.

 

 

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