One of my favorite breads to give at Christmas time is Eggnog Bread. I don't remember where I got the recipe but I know that we love it! Click on the link above for a copy of the recipe. This is another recipe that I always get asked for the recipe! :)
Thinking of giving a basket to a tea lover? Here are ideas for the basket:
Line a basket with a paper doily or a real doily.
Include a tin of a nice loose tea. A tea loaf of bread and some jam. A set of homemade napkins, a teacup, a tea ball, and a jar of lemon sugar for the tea. A small box of special candies, truffles or tea biscuits.
1 C Sugar
1 (.23 0z) pkg unsweetened lemonade flavored soft drink mix (kool aid or similar)
Blend thoroughly and place in a decorative jar.
2 1/2 C flour
1/2 C salt
1 T powdered alum ( Try your local pharmacy)
2 pkg unsweetened kool aid
2 T vegetable oil
2 C boiling water
Mix together flour, salt, alum and drink mix in a large mixing bowl. Add the oil. Pour boiling water over the mixture and stir until well combined. Knead dough until smooth. Store in airtight plastic bags or covered containers. I think the new plastic containers from ball would be great too!
Zesty Red Onion Jelly! Oh my word! I cannot say enough good about this! This is a recipe from one of my Sister friends, Redawna, on the TOH message board. Redawna lives in Canada and she is a very talented woman and a wonderful cook and homemaker. She sent me a jar of this a short while back. IT IS DELICIOUS! You cannot believe how good this is! I served it over an 8 oz brick of cream cheese and crackers on the side. My company loved this. This makes a very nice and unique gift! Great in a basket with other jams and jellies!
Hot Orange Cider Mix
1 C sugar
2 - 6" cinnamon sticks
1 whole nutmeg
Combine sugar, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg. Place in a plastic baggie and seal. Place baggie into a decorated fabric or paper sack for giving. Add these instructions: Place 2 C apple cider and 6 C orange juice in a crockpot. Stir in cider mix and turn crockpot to high for 2 to 3 hours. Removes spices before serving. Add an orange or apple slice to each mug.
Pecan Pie Mini Muffins - need I say more??? Yum!
Macadamia Mini Loaves - another great recipe!