Recipes and tips for the holidays

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  1. Puss_in_boots

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    Please, pleeease, post that Cranberry Cheesecake Squares recipe again, Bella. :bow

    RECIPE FOR GLÖGG

    1 bottle of red wine (cheap)
    1/4 - 1/2 cup (0,5 - 1 dl) vodka (not spicy)
    5 - 20 pcs of cloves
    1 large teaspoon of cardamom seeds
    2 - 4 pcs (sticks) of cinnamon
    1 - 2 pcs of ginger
    Peels from half a lemon
    1/2 - 1 cup of sugar
    1 large teaspoon of vanilla sugar

    Crush cinnamon and cardamom. Peel lemon. Put all spices + peels in a glass jar with the vodka. Cover. Leave over night. Strain the vodka, toss the spices. Mix the now spicy vodka with wine and sugars.

    Heat all ingredients in a large kettle until steaming hot. Do not boil! Stir and taste. If not sweet enough, add sugar. If too sweet, add vodka and wine.

    Serve with peeled almonds (or just chop them up) and raisins, plus of course ginger bread cookies.
    The Glögg will be even spicier and gets a fuller taste if you bottle it and leave it for a week. You can also leave out the vodka if you wish something with less alcohol.

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    Swedish Gingerbread Cookies
    (makes about 300 so adjust accordingly)

    1 cup (2 dl) water
    1/2 cup (1 dl) syrup (molasses)
    2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
    1 tablespoon of ground cloves
    1 tablespoon of ground ginger
    1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
    1 tablespoon of bicarbonate
    10,5 oz (300 gr) butter
    2,5 cups (5 dl) sugar
    7,5 cups or about 1 lb. (1,5 litres) flour

    Mix butter, sugar and syrup. Add spices and bicarbonate,
    then water and finally part of the flour.
    Mix in the rest of the flour.
    Let the dough sit over night, wrapped in foil in the fridge.


    Roll the dough as thin as possible using flour.
    Cut out figures - preferable Christmas figures, hearts, stars etc.

    Bake in oven for about 5 minutes at 200-225 degrees C
    (400-425 degrees F).
    Watch it! They burn fast once they start.


    You can get about 300 cookies, depending on how
    big you make them.
    It´s nice to make some quite big hearts,
    decorate with frosting and
    maybe hang them up in the window.

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    Ice Chocolate Candy
    (About 40 pcs.)

    75 gr Butter
    200 gr Dark chocolate (in blocks)
    1 Egg
    3 tablespoons of Coconut flakes

    Melt the butter and chocolate on very low heat. Let it cool a little bit.
    Whip the egg, stir in the chocolate and coconut.
    Fill tiny foil cups.
    Store in the refridgerator (or outdoors if it´s cold enough)

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