Christmas and Chanukah are upon us. The year has gone so fast and I look forward to celebrating both holidays! If you are planning on doing some of your own baking, here are a couple of suggestions.
Chanukah which starts on Tuesday celebrates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days when the Maccabees rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem after their victory over the Syrian-Greeks. Fried foods like doughnuts are traditional treats because they are cooked in oil and remind us of the miracle of the holiday. My recipe for Buttermilk Doughnut Holes found in the Rosie’s Cookbook is both fun and easy to make.
Buttermilk Doughnut Holes – Click the link to download a printable copy from The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book
One of my favorite Christmas recipes is the Caramel Apple Casserole: layers of a butter rich dough and apples baked together with a butter sugar mixture that caramelized as it bakes to create a synergy of flavors that is unforgettable. I serve it hot with vanilla ice cream after we have taken a breather from the main course, and I can tell you that I have not met anyone yet who has not crooned over this dessert. You can also make it ahead of time and just reheat it before serving. It is also unbelievable cold or at room temp the next day.
Caramel Apple Casserole – Click the link to download a printable copy from The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking Book