Be Jolly by Golly Blogfest!!
The wondeful Jen Daiker at Unedited and the lovely Melissa at Through the Looking Glass are hosting the Be Jolly by Golly Blogfest! Love it :) Check out their links for the guidelines and a list of all the participants!
I thought I'd share a few photos of our tree and a few favourite ornaments first...
after all, we are Canadian, eh? :)
I've been looking for a really good recipe for chocolate fudge and haven't found one I love yet. Until yesterday. I found this one online for Mackinac Island fudge. Delicious! And easy too.
There are tons of recipes out there for Nanaimo bars, but this is the one I like the best. I have to make 3 batches at least - and that doesn't last too long once family and friends come to visit.
Base: In a heavy sauce pot, melt 1/2 cup butter. Add in 5 tbsp cocoa, 1 slighly beaten egg, 1/4 cup sugar & 1 tsp vanilla. Take off heat and mix in 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs. Press into an 8" square baking pan.
Filling: Cream together 1/4 cup butter (softened), 2 tbsp custard powder, 3 tbsp milk. (I use a mixer for this whole step.) Add in 2 cups icing sugar and mix until smooth. Spread over the base.
Let it sit for at least an hour.
Topping: Melt 4 squares of semi-sweet chocolate or 4 oz of chocolate chips. I use the microwave. Add in enough butter and stir until it melts and is pourable. :) Spread this over the filling and refrigerate for a bit until it's easy to cut. Probably an hour or so.
So, there you go! A couple of my favourites. Maybe next year I'll be able to get permission to share our favourite family recipe for Scottish toffee - but for now I'm afraid I'm sworn to secrecy!
I hope to visit a lot of the other posts, but it will take me a few days - between school and family and hockey games to attend it's going to be a busy couple of days!
I hope everyone enjoys the very best of the holiday season. Take care of you and yours. If you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope this time of year brings you peace and joy. Take time to enjoy your families, friends and yourselves! Merry Christmas everyone!