Happy holidays! As a trained chef, turned romance writer this is my season. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is my happy place. I can easily spend days in the kitchen making fun things for my family and friends.
I have never participated in a cookie swap, but my family does have a tradition of making Christmas goodies plates for everyone on our street, and certain other friends around town. We make around 20 plates each year with various different yummy things. It is our tradition that we drive around and
pass them out as we head out to the Christmas Eve service at our church.
I am going, however to share with you the one treat I wait all year for. I only make this dessert for Christmas dinner, but do think it is on the list of my “last meal” items if ever I am in such a position.
What is it you ask?
English sticky toffee pudding with hard sauce.
During Christmas I am all about family and where we have come from. I’ll be honest on my dad’s side we are English all the way. There is still a little church somewhere in the middle of England that has a pew with my family crest on it. Funny thing though, the family member that took the trip across the pond, did so to avoid prosecution as a thief. Go team, way to represent. Lol
My mother’s side of my family has a very strong Irish contingent thanks to one brave lass who took the leap. Any other McGuires out there?
To pay homage to both cultures I make the caramel sauce a “hard sauce” by adding whiskey to it so it warms you all the way down.
Below is a link to the recipe I use, except for the whiskey in the sauce, but I usually add about 1/4c. to the sauce at the end. If you try this I’d love to hear back from you. https://www.rockrecipes.com/perfect-english-sticky-toffee-pudding/
Also, I am including a link to my Pinterest board which has a load of yummy Christmas goodies. Please check it out and follow me on Pinterest.
Next up is Jenna Da Sie. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the way of yummy treats! https://jennadasie.com