Monday, 16 December 2013

Recipes: It's begining to feel alot like Christmas

I love the holidays especially Christmas!  This is from last years Christmas but I thought it was such a great idea that would share with you all on here for some Christmas present ideas.  Plus you feel like super domestic goddess once you've done it!  Then just wait for all the glory when you give them out to friends and family.


Xmas Cookies
You will need to get a 1L glass jar with a lid.  Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Spoon the flour mixture into a 1L (4-cup) capacity glass jar.  Top with brown sugar, then caster sugar.  Top with oats, then craisins, then chocolate chips.  Seal jar. ( I had a 2L jar so I just doubled the recipe)
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup (65g) rolled oats
  • 100g craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 130g white chocolate chips
The just add a note:
  • 25g butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make cookies, preheat oven to 190C.  Line baking tray with baking paper. Empty jar into a large bowl. Add butter, egg and vanilla.  Stir until well combined. Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on baking trays approximately 5cm apart.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Turn biscuits onto a wire rack to cool. Serve.
  
 
Chili Oil
Chili oil is a great way to add spiciness to your food, and bring out its flavors.  Its really easy to make and tastes delicious.  It's is perfect to give as a homemade edible present for use in salad dressings, stir-fries or on pizzas.

Ingredients

  •  450ml olive oil 
  •  20g dried red chilli flakes
  •   3-4 whole dried red Chillies 
Directions
  1. Gently warm the olive oil in a saucepan.  Add the chilli flakes and whole chillies to the oil and heat for 3-4 minutes.   Remove from the heat and leave the oil to cool slightly.
  2. When the oil has cooled slightly, carefully pour it into seal-able glass bottle using a funnel. (Caution: hot oil can be dangerous.) Add the chilli flakes and dried chillies from the pan.  Seal the bottle.
  3. Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place.   As time goes on the oil will become redder and hotter.


Garlic Oil
I use garlic oil on everything! so yummy on top of a summer salad!  For a super easy treat, you can mix in a bunch of extra dried herbs and seasonings and use this as a dip for some bread. Ingredients:
    • 450ml Olive Oil 
    • 1 head garlic, peeled
     Directions:
    1. Place garlic and olive oil in small pot on the stove and bring to a simmer
    2. Reduce heat to low and allow oil to cook until garlic begins to turn golden brown, about 10-20 minutes
    3. Watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn
    4. When the oil has cooled slightly, carefully pour into seal-able glass bottle when added some rosemary into our bottle for the extra flavor

    Garlic Rock Salt
    Easy Peasy! 
     Ingredients:
    • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
    • chilli flakes and parsley (to taste)
    • 400g Pink Himalayan Salt (or plain rock salt)  
    Just grab a couple garlic cloves and smash them up in a pestle and mortar.The just add a bit of parsley and dried chilli flakes and rock salt. Let it dry on the bench for a couple hours and put into Jar.


    Check out my cool funky Xmas tree we did last year.  All you need is a couple a planks of wood...and a man! haha I will be putting this up again but Jake and I have come up with an even bigger and better idea for this year so watch this space!  Can't wait to share with you all.  (told ya I get excited about the holidays!)


    Check out my cool funky Xmas tree we did last year.  All you need is a couple a planks of wood...and a man! haha I will be putting this up again but Jake and I have come up with an even bigger and better idea for this year so watch this space!  Can't wait to share with you all.  (told ya I get excited about the holidays!)


    Last year I decided to go for the natural wrapping paper look with detailed ribbons and tags.  I think I am going going to do the same style this year as well.

    1 comment:

    1. First of all I'm book marking this for the garlic salt, yummy! Second of all I love the idea of jarring ingredients to give as a gift, so creative!

      -Alex

      http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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