Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Christmas Gift Suggestions
To Your Enemy…..Forgiveness
To An Opponent…..Tolerance
To a Friend…..Your Heart
To a Customer…..Service
To Every Child…..A Good Example
and today was tart day. Ian and I both have English and Scottish heritage and tarts are always a big thing at Christmas. Today I’m going to share our two favorite recipes with you. Ian is a huge fan of Pecan tarts (on the left), and I, the english traditional Butter Tarts (yummers).
and this is the best pastry recipe ever!.
1/2 pound soft butter
1-tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 egg yolk
Place flour and baking powder on counter, make a hole in center, add remaining ingredients (which have been mixed together). Blend with your hands (take your rings off – this is really really sticky).
Role in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or place in freezer for 1 hour.
Roll out and cut tart shells
Butter tart filling.
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup raisins
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
dash of salt.
Place butter in a saucepan to melt, add sugar and eggs, stir until all ingrediants are hot – but not boiling, add remaining ingrediants, spoon into tart shells – to 3/4 full,
bake at 350 – about 18 minutes –
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup pecans.
Same saucepan instructions as above. Place pecans in bottom of tart shells and spoon mixture over until 3/4 full.
Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.
and, here is the “kids” favorite Cookie Recipe (the dogs – for those of you who don’t know our kids).
Bacon Cheese Dog Cookies:
1/4 cup of water
2 eggs – mix together in a bowl.
in a food processor add:
2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/3 cups sharp cheddar (shredded)
4 pieces cooked bacon cubed
blend until the texture of coarse meal and slowly add
1/2 cup vegetable oil, blend again,
then slowly add the egg mixture.
Place on floured surface and roll out to about 1/4 thickness, use your “bone” cookie cutter to cut cookies, place on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
Cook 400 degrees for 9 minutes, turn cookies, cook for 9 minutes more.
Let cool – then treat your dog.
Merry Christmas from Jack, Oscar and Miss Lucy too……
See you in a few days