Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Wishes!

Christmas is just around the corner! I can’t wait for some snow. I love the family gatherings, Christmas music, warm, crackling fires, ornament and cookie exchanges. It’s a magical time.

As a small gift to my friends I’d love to share a special recipe that’s a favorite in my house. I make it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s so simple and makes the house homey with its wonderful aroma. It’s not exactly a recipe from the 1800s, but it surely could’ve been—it’s that easy. Give it a try. You’ll be hooked, too.

Holiday Beer Bread~~3 cups Self Rising flour, 3 Tlbs sugar, a 12 –oz can or bottle of beer (at room temperature), 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup raisins, (OR ½ cup raisins and ½ cup cranberries—I use cherry flavored!), a good shake of cinnamon. Mix all ingredients together and put into a sprayed and floured bread pan. Split the top with a knife. Cover and set in a warm spot for 30 minutes so the dough can rise. Cook in a 375-degree oven for 1hour and 15 minutes. Watch at the end so it doesn’t become too brown. Remove and while still hot, brush top with butter. ENJOY!!

Do you have a favorite recipe that’s fun and easy? If yes, why not share it with all of us.

May the joy and blessings this season of Jesus’ birth brings warm your heart and those of your family…… MERRY CHRISTMAS!