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post #16 of 568
I like Liz Franklin's turkish delight recipe from uktvfood, there's lots of recipes for this on the net and make sure you use edible rosewater not the cosmetic kind. I love this candy it's soft and fragrant but you wouldn't eat much in one go! You can make it different flavours and colours it doesn't have to be rosewater but you should try the rose it's yummy. Lavander seems to be a major thing at the moment would love to try that one too!

I had to search hard for my marshmallow recipe as most on the net use cornsyrup and I can't get that here so just surf and find one you like. These are messy when it comes to slicing them into cubes or whatever shapes you like but so yummy. You can have a lot of fun with homemade marshmallows and roll them in all sorts of toppings.

The nougat recipe I got from candymaking.net and I love this site, simple old fashioned candy recipes. I had to bring my temps a bit higher the second time I made this as it was just too soft the first. I wrap it in edible paper to help it keep it's shape and add colour if you use coloured papers. Then I wrap the lot in plain wax wrappers so you can still see the nice coloured edible paper through it.

Lilybird the date candy reminds me of my grandmother she loves them too. She introduced me to them and what a lovely healthy sweet treat and very christmassy!

Love this thread!
post #17 of 568
banba, here are a couple of links for corn syrup recipes. Soft ball stage is 235-240 F/ 118-120 C. So give them a try, the 1st one has worked for me, hope one does for you and that you'll be able to broaden your candy experiences!!!

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1823,147170-227206,00.html

http://www.cdkitchen.com/features/data/tip1039734409.shtml

http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html (this lists some substitutions)
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post #18 of 568
dandelion56602 thans a million for the corn syrup recipes can't wait to try these.
post #19 of 568
Oh, I'm in on this one!!!! Gotta look for recipes, but this year since my family lives far away I am going to make undecorated gingerbread cookies and package them with a tube of icing, red hots, licorice, m&m's and let them decorate their own cookies. I'll send each family member a box with all this inside. I hope they enjoy it.

Off to look for some fav holiday recipes......
post #20 of 568
This is a terrific thread! For Christmas I do up steamed Christmas puddings and wrap them with cello, tied with a big bow. They are such a hit! There's so many different recipes to use, molasses, spice, and lots more. Here's a pic of the finished product.
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post #21 of 568
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I am so glad that this thread is starting to move a little. I know it's early to start thinking of the holidays, but it will be so nice to have this and the cookie thread for future reference. I am already gathering ingredients for some of the recipes that have been posted. With the price of everything going up, I am going to stock up from here on whenever I see a good sale.

gingersoave---your idea using he ginger cookies is just darling. That would be a great gift for so many things. I have some neices and nephews that would love that and I will definitely put some kits together for the fundraisers I have coming up. What are you using for the frosting??? Are you making your own and packaging it and if so what kind do you think is best?

Happy Cooking!!!!
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post #22 of 568
Ohh, can I play? Gotta look thru all those recipies I have stuffed in bags from Mom and Gramma. I'll be back.
What a great idea!
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post #23 of 568
lillybird, I am just buying the wilton that is in the small tube, maybe the wilton red sparkle icing in the tube as well. There are so many different tubes of icing these days. Since I have to ship it I just wanted to make sure it will last. I will package all the sprinkles, m&m's, licorice and red hots in separate treat baggies b/c I can buy all that in bulk and split it up. But since my name is ginger I thought that ginger bread girls and boys would be a cute idea.
post #24 of 568
Ginger ,what a cute idea for sending a semi homemade gift to enjoy, along with fun for the kids ! Thanks for sharing that,
post #25 of 568
I know everyone hates fruitcake, and so do I! These two recipes turned me around!!! I make them every year and every year these are eaten up by those that come to my house!

Holiday White Fruitcake from Vicky
1-3/4 cup allo purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbl. lemon extract
5 eggs
2 cups candied pineapple, cut up
4 cups pecan halves
1-1/2 cups candied cherries, whole or cut up

Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Grease and flour a 10" tube pan or 2 loaf pans.
In large bowl, combine first 8 ingredients..
Blend 1 minute at low speed, scraping bowl.
Beat 2 min. at medium speed.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Spoon batter into prepared pans.
Bake 1-1/2 to 2 hours until toothpick comes clean.
Loaf pans: bake 65-75 minutes.

Cool. remove from pan.
Store tightly wrapped in frig for up to 6 mths.


Individual Mini Fruitcakes from Vicky
1 pound pecans
1 pound dates, pitted
3/4 pound candied cherries
1 pound candied pineapple
3/4 cup sifted flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs

Combine nuts and fruits in large bowl. Stir in flour, sugar, baking pwd., and salt. Mix well.

Beat eggs until foamy, add to first mixture and blend well.
Drop by tablespoons into mini paper baking cups, filling them full.
Bake in 300 degree oven for about 40 minutes.
Makes about 35.
Note: Be sure to cut up all fruit.
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post #26 of 568
Thanks Vicky.. My husband loves fruit cake but without the nuts. Will these work if you them out and add another candy to fill the gap or just more of the other candies that you listed ?
post #27 of 568
I'm sure just putting other things in there would be fine, but I guess it's the nuts that make this to me. I love them. But these don't taste like the icky tasting batter of fruitcake. These really are good! The mini ones I grew up with and have a bit more of the traditional taste, but the white fruitcake is to die for!
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post #28 of 568
Thanks ! Maybe I can just add a few nuts here and there to see what he thinks.LOL!
I always like to make a recipe the way its written the first time anyway!
So if it keeps for 6 months in the fridge ? You can make it now for the Holiday?? Does it get better the longer it sits ?
post #29 of 568
Couldn't tell ya! it never lasts even a week in my house!!!
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post #30 of 568
icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Thanks thumbs_up.gif I will let ya know!
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