Candied Yams

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Side Dishes

Candied Yams

6 Servings

1 cn Yams OR 4 Fresh yams
1/2 bag miniature marshmallows
1/2 c Orange juice
1/4 c Brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 orange sliced

Drain yams and discard liquid. Arrange in baking dish. Pour orange juice over yams. Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with marshmallows, if desired. Place orange slices on top.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or in any oven temperature (i.e., right along with the turkey) until marshmallows melt and liquid is bubbly.

Serves 6.

Cherry Vanilla Fudge

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Fudge

Cherry Vanilla Fudge

3 c Sugar
1/2 t Salt
1 c Light cream
1/2 c Milk
1/4 c Light corn syrup
2 T Butter (or margarine)
2 t Vanilla
1 c Candied cherries, quartered

1. Combine sugar, salt, cream, mil, corn syrup and butter in a large heavy saucepan.

2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to boiling. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 238F. (soft-ball stage)

3. Remove from heat, leaving thermometer in the saucepan. Cool to 100F.

4. Add vanilla. Beat briskly until fudge thickens and begins to lose its gloss. Stir in cherries.

5. Pour into buttered 8″ square pan. Cool. Cut into squares when firm.

Makes 1 3/4 pounds

Choco-Almond Confections

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Candies

Choco-Almond Confections

1 1/4 c Blue Diamond Natural,Chopped
1 oz Squares milk chocolate
1/2 c Orange juice
1/2 c Granulated sugar
3 c Crushed lemon,orange, or
-vanilla wafers
2 T Curacao (or orange juice)

In blender or food processor, finely grind 1/4 cup of the almonds; set aside. Combine chocolate with orange juice and sugar in saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved and chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and mix in crushed wafers, Curacao and the chopped almonds.

Chill mixture at least one hour.

Form into small balls; roll in the ground almonds.

Refrigerate in air-tight container for several days for best flavor to develop.

Makes about 3 dozen.

Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

Oct 24, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Fudge

Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

6 Servings

1 lg Can Evaporated milk
1/4 lb Butter
4 c Sugar
2 pk Chocolate pieces ( 6 Ozs ea)
1/2 Jar marshmellow cream

Combine first three ingredients in saucepan and cook to 234 degrees, until it forms a soft ball in cold water.

Stir often.

Remove from heat and fold in remaining ingredients. If desired add chopped nuts.

Pour into greased 8 X 13 inch pan.

Refrigerate until firm.

Cut into squares.

Chocolate Scotch Truffles

Oct 23, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Candies

Chocolate Scotch Truffles

1 1/2 lb Good-quality unsweetened chocolate
2 Egg yolks
1 c Confectioner’s sugar
1/2 c Heavy (or whipping cream)
4 T (1/2 stick) butter,Unsalted
1/4 c Scotch whiskey
30 Whole hazelnuts,Shelled
1 c unsweetened cocoa,Sifted powder,for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

2. Place 10 oz. of the chocolate in a heavy saucepan, and melt over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

3. Combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl, and cream until well blended.

4. Combine the cream, butter, and remaining 1/2 c. sugar in a medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until the butter and sugar are thoroughly melted.

5. Slowly pour the hot sugar mixture over the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Mix thoroughly and set aside to cool slightly. Then stir in the melted chocolate and the Scotch; beat for 1 minute.

6. Place the mixture in the refrigerator and chill until firm, 30 to 45 minutes.

7. Meanwhile, place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and rub handfuls of nuts in a kitchen towel to remove the skins. Set them aside.

8. Roll a spoonful of the chilled chocolate around each hazelnut to form a truffle about 1 inch in diameter. Set them on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper, and chill thoroughly in the refrigerator 2 to 3 hours.

9. Melt the remaining 14 oz. chocolate in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat.

10. Sprinkle a shallow dish generously with cocoa. Dip each truffle in the melted chocolate, covering it completely. Then lift it out with a fork and roll it in the cocoa. Arrange the truffles on the baking sheet again, and chill before serving.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Oct 23, 2009 Author: enetwal | Filed under: Fudge

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

6 Servings

2 c Icing sugar
1 c Cocoa
1 1/2 Butter (or margarine)
1 1/2 walnuts,Chopped
Walnut halves

Sift together icing sugar and cocoa. Melt butter in a saucepan.

Continue cooking until butter is hot and bubbly.

Remove from heat.

Blend hot butter into cocoa mixture. Stir in chopped nuts.
Spread in a greased 8 inch square cake pan. Garnish with walnut halves.

Chill until set.

Store in refrigerator.