Fun Holiday Recipes
From your friends at Culinary Culture
On behalf of everyone here at Culinary Culture we’d like to wish you merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and happy holidays!
‘Tis the season for giving cheer, spending time with loved ones, and sharing food and drink. Needless to say, we especially enjoy the food and drink part.
And because of that we’d like to share a couple of our favorite quick holiday recipes to brighten up the season.
Holiday Mulled Wine
- 4 C Apple Cider
- 1 750mL Bottle Red Wine (i.e. Cabernet Sauvignon)
- 1 oz Honey
- 1 oz Brown Sugar
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1 Lg. Orange, Zested and Juiced
- 1″ Piece Ginger, Skin Removed
- 4 Cloves, Whole
- 3 Star Anise, Whole
- Orange Peels, A.N. for Garnish
For some fun variations look through Country Living’s gallery.
- Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
- Bring to simmer, then cover and reduce heat.
- Simmer gently for 10-20 minutes (depends on your desired intensity).
- Strain into warm mugs and garnish with orange peel.
- 1 Egg White, Whipped Frothy
- 1/2 C Sugar, Granulated
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon (Ceylon)
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt, Coarse, Kosher
- 4 C Pecan Halves, Raw, Unsalted
- Preheat oven to 325*F
- Whisk together whipped egg white, sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Toss pecans in sugar mixture until thoroughly coated, being careful not for break the nuts
- On a parchment lined cookie sheet, spread the nuts in a single layer, discarding any leftover egg white mixture.
- Bake for 10 minutes then remove sheet and mix nuts around with a spatula but maintain a single layer.
- Bake 10 more minutes.
- Immediately loosen pecans from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely on a cutting board.
That’s all for now. Again, we hope everyone has a wonderful December and perhaps these holiday recipes will help spread the cheer. Until January!