Nature Symbols of Yule: Holly, Oak, Mistletoe, Ivy, Evergreens, Laurel, Bayberry, Blessed Thistle, Frankincense, Pine, Sage, Yellow Cedar. Whisk together until fluffy. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the milk to desired consistency. Stir in the bell pepper and onions. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Fill pretty bowls and baskets with clementines and oranges, pears and bright red apples, nuts and dried berries. Whirl until pureed. Add unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 cup water and salt and whisk until smooth. Spiced Holiday Tea Ingredients: 2  cups water 3  tea bags (unflavored black tea) 4  star anise 1  3-inch-long cinnamon stick 1  cup passion fruit nectar 3  tablespoons honey 2  tablespoons lemon juice  Directions  1. Reduce heat. Scalloped Apples6 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup Butter 1/4 cup granulated Sugar 1/4 cup light Brown Sugar 1 tsp. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Add the warm milk and cream mixture and stir well, then strain the custard into a bowl.7. Set aside. Food and treats were hung on the branches for the spirits to eat and a five-pointed star, the pentagram, symbol of the elements, was placed atop the tree. Bake in your oven for 20 minutes. )Serves 2Pre-heat oven to 450° F.In the bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients, except mustard and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and process until well mixed, but still slightly crumbly. Combine all the other ingredients in big roaster pan or bowl. Introduced into modern times apparently by the German Prince Albert in … Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and ½ tsp. Remove spice bag and fruit, add cider. Yule is celebrated at the Midwinter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Set egg pancake aside to cool, then slice into thin strips. Cook on each side for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until golden brown. In a small saucepan, melt butter over moderate heat. Makes about 3 dozen. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat at medium speed until smooth. Remove to rack to finish cooling. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. If you'd like to add "mushrooms" to your log, stick a toothpick through a miniature marshmallow, and then poke it into the flat side of a chocolate kiss. Carefully brush mustard over the section just over the top, underside and sides of chops, leaving bones exposed. Bake at 350F oven for about twenty minutes. Snip off the pointy part of the kiss, and you'll have a small mushroom. From 2019 we have a renewed focus on Viking slow food. Gradually add dry ingredients. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, then repeat the layers of bread and raisens, sprinkling with cinnamon, until you have used up all of the bread. Combine the flour cinnamon, salt & sugar in a small bowl. Cool briefly on the sheet before removing to a rack.Step 4: While still slightly warm, dredge the biscuits with confectioners sugar. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. For symbolism, try some of the following: (Safety Tip: Be sure to use only silver tokens—modern coins contain alloys that can be harmful when baked into a food product!). Add rum, corn syrup and butter; blend well. Cranberry PunchIngredients2 cups cranberry juice2 cups pineapple juice1 cup orange juice3/4 cup triple sec (optional)1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced (freeze these and use instead of ice cubes)1 lime, thinly sliced4 cups ginger ale, or Champagne, chilledLime sherbet - added at the very end to float Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time. Makes about 3 dozenYule Amaretti (Almond Cookies)  3/4 C blanched almonds, finely ground in a food processor 3/4 C sugar 2 large egg whites 1/2 tsp almond extract Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to form a thick sticky dough. green pepper1 c. nuts, crushedMix and refrigerate overnight. Warm up the apple juice and brown sugar in a pot. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Whisk in the maple-flavored syrup, brown sugar, flour, butter, and vanilla just until smooth. Arrange them on a platter and serve. ACORN SQUASH AND SWEET POTATO SOUP1 large Onion, chopped (1 cup)1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil1 1/2 pounds Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed (5 cups)1 small Acorn Squash, seeded and cubed13 3/4 ounces Chicken Broth4 Tablespoons Milk1/2 teaspoon Salt1/4 teaspoon White Pepper1/4 cup Sour Cream2 Tablespoons Sliced Almonds; toastedGround NutmegSauté onion in oil in large saucepan over med. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. baking powder½ tsp. With a serrated knife, cut the logs at the scored lines.Cool completely. Top with sweetened whipped cream or a brandy sauce if desired. Let stand 30 minutes. Arrange a layer of bread, buttered-side up, in the bottom of the dish, then add a layer of raisins. almond flavoring 2 3/4 cup flour Frosting:1 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tbsp milk 1 tip vanilla food coloring. Beat in the flour mixture, then the almonds.Step 3: Shape heaped teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and arrange on baking sheet. Discard vanilla bean. Fill paper-lined muffin tins full. Mix orange peel and the two tablespoons of flour; work into dough with hands. Sprinkle lightly with 1 tbsp. Christmas StarsIngredients:1 cup shortening 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until the custard is set, being careful not to brown the top too much. Beautiful stones. Add rum, corn syrup and butter; blend well. Makes 4 servings. Add potatoes, squash and broth. Pour into a punch bowl or large jug and add ice cubes. Irish Coffee Muffins ingredients:1 egg, beaten.2 cups of flour.½ cup of sugar.½ cup of melted butter.½ cup of heavy cream, unwhipped.¼ cup of coffee liqueur.¼ cup of Irish whiskey.1 tablespoon of baking powder.½ teaspoon of salt.Instructions for Irish Coffee Muffins:Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C).Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Remove from heat and sir in lemon juice, honey and cinnamon. Heat about 6-inches of oil in a wok or deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Refrigerate for 1 hour, Toss briskly before serving. While boiling, scrape off the rising "scum" with a wooden spoon. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin cup. Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time. Refrigerate overnight before serving. almond flavoring 2 3/4 cup flour Frosting:1 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tbsp milk 1 tip vanilla food coloring Cream together the shortening and sugar. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. butter (use the good stuff, not margarine), 2 cups southern-style hashbrown potatoes, thawed. Place in a small chafing dish or shallow serving dish. Bake at 350F oven for about twenty minutes. to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. poultry seasoning1 can chicken broth1/2 cup Amaretto liquor4 chicken breasts, bonelessGlaze:1-1/2 cups light brown sugar1/2 cup honey1/2 cup orange juice1/3 cup amaretto liquorMix all of stuffing ingredients together and pour into greased baking dish. Sautee the onion, garlic, and shallots in the butter over low heat. Whisk in whole milk and half and half. Stir in the remaining ingredients, until moistened. Cut the stick of butter in half lengthwise, and place one half in each half of the squash. Spread each slice with on one side with butter, then cut into triangles.3. Whisk in the creme fraiche. Bake in a 300ºF. Divide into 18 pieces (tip, below). Apart from his hammer, Thor is known for the two goats that pull his chariot - and one thousand years later most Swedish households have a Yule goat made of … Stir in the walnuts.Step 3: Pour the syrup mixture into baked crust. The colors of the season, red and green, also are of Pagan origin, as is the custom of exchanging gifts. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until the custard is set, being careful not to brown the top too much. Louise is the best. Lay chicken breasts on top of mixture, heat oven at 350º. As it heats up, stir so that the honey and sugar dissolve. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Gently warm the milk in a pan over a low heat to scalding point. Scandinavian countries still honor this tradition with Julbock – Yule goat decorations made of straw. This is delicious with warm biscuits and gravy. heat until onion is golden, about 8 minutes. Process almonds and chocolate in a blender or food processor on until finely chopped. Cover the pot and allow to simmer on low for up to four hours. Norse Yule Rituals As one might expect, the Norse ritual Yule is typically celebrated in late December. crushed pineapple, drainedSeasoned salt2 tbsp. To make the frosting, melt the butter in a double boiler and then add the chocolate. Carefully brush mustard over the section just over the top, underside and sides of chops, leaving bones exposed. Remove from oven and allow to cool for ten minutes before serving. cream cheese9 oz. Scalloped Apples6 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup Butter 1/4 cup granulated Sugar 1/4 cup light Brown Sugar 1 tsp. Stir chocolate into mixture. Dip into the honey and serve. Bake 10 minutes or until firm to the touch. pure vanilla extract2 large egg yolks1 tbsp. Discard the spice bundle. In a small bowl combine the raisins and brandy and set aside. Be sure the meat is completely sealed around the filling so it doesn't poke out during baking. Add the diced apple and allspice, ginger, and nutmeg to taste, usually, a couple of tablespoons each is plenty. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice berries, orange peel and lemon peel in the center of a washed square of cheesecloth; fold up the sides of the cheesecloth to enclose the bundle, then tie it up with a length of kitchen string. Preheat the oven to 355F.9. nutmeg. Many of the modern-day traditions during this time of year have pagan roots, so many groves use Yule logs, exchange gifts, hang evergreens, etc. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, then repeat the layers of bread and raisens, sprinkling with cinnamon, until you have used up all of the bread. Add the vodka and serve hot. Whisk in the maple-flavored syrup, brown sugar, flour, butter, and vanilla just until smooth. Frost the cookies. Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time. 3. Form into ball. Lay chicken breasts on top of mixture, heat oven at 350º. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the meatballs are no longer pink. While this recipe doesn't include eggs, it sure is good, and it makes your house smell beautiful for Yule! Don't let it boil.5. Sprinkle tops with sifted confectioners' sugar. Stir in brandy, fruits and nuts. Bend into a pretzel shape. Heat the remaining vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with aluminum foil and then lightly butter the foil. Add tea bags, anise, and cinnamon stick. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a skillet or on a griddle. Roll each portion large enough to cover one apple. step four3/4 cup raisins soaked in brandy until soft. Fill paper-lined muffin tins full. Mix orange peel and the two tablespoons of flour; work into dough with hands. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pie crust. But with the steady spread of Christianity throughout Europe, many pagan beliefs and celebrations, including Yule, were stamped out. Stir in the flour until smoothly blended. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pie crust. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a skillet or on a griddle. Heat over medium heat until steaming hot, but not boiling. Refrigerate overnight before serving. Fried Honeycakes1/2 cup sweet White Wine 2 tablespoons Sugar 1 Egg 1 cup Honey 2/3 cup Flour 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon Oil for frying 1/8 teaspoon Salt Beat the wine & egg in a medium bowl. Prior to that, medieval dishes such as plum duff and plum cake were made with actual plums. Bake for one hour or until chicken breasts are tender Glaze sauce: combine and heat ingredients slowly in small saucepan. Then, with a knife, cut the meat into 18 1-inch squares. Trim crust to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. To prepare the meatballs, in a large bowl, mix the beef, bread crumbs, onion, carrot, parsley, milk, marjoram, salt, sage, pepper, and egg white. If you're making a traditional Yule roast pig or ham, a cornbread or Swedish rye-based stuffing made with traditional made Yule herbs goes especially well with it. Step 3: Bake until the centers are set, 8 to 10 minutes. Be sure the meat is completely sealed around the filling so it doesn't poke out during baking. We want to thank everyone for sharing this wonderful information! Cut with your favorite cookie cutters. Cover, turn off the heat and allow to steep for at least 20 minutes to half an hour. ground nutmegPreheat oven to 300 degrees. Heat over low heat. If you see something here that is yours and your not getting credit for it please contact us and we will add you as the author or remove it if requested. Cover tightly and let stand at least 24 hours to allow flavors to blend. Decorate each cookie with decorator icing to resemble a holly leaf and berries. Stir until well mixed. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough with your hands to make two 10 1/2-inch logs; flatten slightly to 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Sprinkle the tops with Parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper. This typically involves plenty of food and alcohol, and often takes place on a Friday or Saturday night. Add potatoes and cook until browned, stirring occasionally. It's not a bad idea to wrap any tokens in aluminum foil so they'll be easier to find when people bite into their pudding. For a Scandinavian-style Yule stuffing, include generous handfuls of fresh sage, parsley and dill with pieces of rye bread, onions, celery, and pork chop or sausage cubes. Add sugars, spices and vanilla and continue cooking until apples are tender, about 15 - 20 minutes over low-medium heat. Brush a little beaten egg white onto the top two edges of the wrapper, then fold the bottom corner over the filling and roll firmly to the halfway point. A popular theory is that the celebration of the goat is connected to worship of the Norse god Thor, who rode the sky in a chariot drawn by two goats. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Return the puree to the saucepan. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Whisk over medium heat just until beginning to bubble. Place an apple on each piece of dough; fill with cinnamon and sugar; wet edges of dough and fold over apple. Makes 8 servings. ground nutmeg, Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a small bowl combine the raisins and brandy and set aside. But it was a giant wheel and the Vikings would set the big wreath on fire. Italian Butterserve with warm french breadINGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Celebrate Litha With Summer Solstice Recipes, For marriage or a long-term relationship, a ring, For creativity, a thimble (in the past, it represented spinsterhood), 3 tbsp. heat until onion is golden, about 8 minutes. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. Fold under extra crust and crimp edge. On lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 9 inch rope. Mother Night is the first of the 12 nights of Yule. ground nutmeg1 ½ cups sugar½ cups salted butter, softened½ cup eggnog1 tsp. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm. Chinese Egg RollsINGREDIENTS    * 4 teaspoons vegetable oil    * 3 eggs, beaten    * 1 medium head cabbage, finely shredded    * 1/2 carrot, julienned    * 1 (8 ounce) can shredded bamboo shoots    * 1 cup dried, shredded wood ear mushroom, rehydrated    * 1 pound Chinese barbequed or roasted pork, cut into matchsticks    * 2 green onions, thinly sliced    * 2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce    * 1 teaspoon salt    * 1 teaspoon sugar    * 1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)    * 1 (14 ounce) package egg roll wrappers    * 1 egg white, beaten    * 4 cups oil for frying, or as neededDIRECTIONS   1. Top with a few of the berries.CREAM CHEESE BALL 2 (8 oz.) Bake on an ungreased cookie sheets until lightly browned around the edges, about 8-10 minutes. Cool before using.Fried Honeycakes1/2 cup sweet White Wine 2 tablespoons Sugar 1 Egg 1 cup Honey 2/3 cup Flour 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon Oil for frying 1/8 teaspoon Salt Beat the wine & egg in a medium bowl. Cream sugar and butter with electric mixer. 2. Step 2: Just before serving, slowly stir in the ginger ale. Stir in sliced egg, then spread mixture out onto a pan, and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough with your hands to make two 10 1/2-inch logs; flatten slightly to 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Remove from the oven and let cool. Cool for 1 minute. Cream shortening, honey and sugar until fluffy. A wise woman once … Nutmeg 1/8 tsp. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices; mix well. Stir in cabbage and carrot; cook for 2 minutes to wilt. Cinnamon Muffins ingredients:2 medium eggs.3 cups of flour.1 cup of milk.1 cup of sugar.5 tablespoons of butter.5 tablespoons of shortening.3 teaspoons of baking powder.1 teaspoon of salt.1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg.Topping:1 cup of melted butter.1 cup of sugar blended with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.Instructions for Cinnamon Muffins:Grease 12 three-inch muffin pan cups.Cream together the butter, the shortening and the sugar. We try to credit all articles but sometimes don't know where they came from. Gently pat the herb/breadcrumb mixture over the mustard. Add bamboo, mushroom, pork, green onions, soy sauce, salt, sugar, and MSG; continue cooking until the vegetables soften, about 6 minutes. Whisk in the creme fraiche. Roll each portion large enough to cover one apple. This versatile vegetable is the perfect substitute for pasta and tastes so much richer; just add butter and garlic. 6 servings. Rack of Lamb with Herb Crust1/8 C fresh parsley1/8 C fresh oregano1/8 C fresh rosemary1/8 C fresh thyme1/2 C fresh breadcrumbs1 1/2 T garlic, minced1/4 C + 2 T olive oil1 T Dijon mustardsalt & pepper to taste1 rack of lamb (about 2-2 ½ lbs. Spiced Holiday Tea Ingredients: 2  cups water 3  tea bags (unflavored black tea) 4  star anise 1  3-inch-long cinnamon stick 1  cup passion fruit nectar 3  tablespoons honey 2  tablespoons lemon juice  Directions  1. Add tea bags, anise, and cinnamon stick. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, or until set and no longer moist. As you stir up your batter, visualize your intent. Combine the honey & nutmeg in a small bowl. With a spatula, place the logs 2 to 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Yuletide Slaw4 cups Red Cabbage, shredded 1/4 cup Lemon Juice 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, coarse ground 1 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Green Onions, chopped 2 teaspoons Sugar 1/4 cup Salad Oil 2 tablespoons Parsley 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped Combine and toss the vegetables together. Add the cream, eggnog, nutmeg and butter and beat until well mixed. This assumed, of course, that the person didn't chip a tooth while biting into a sixpence coin or choke on a silver thimble. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add flour mixture and bat at low speed until combined; do not over mix. December 25th falls right in the middle, and New Year's will be its culmination. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.3. Makes 8 servings.Cucumber Raspberry SaladDressing:1/2 C. light, fruity olive oil3 T. raspberry vinegar3 T. creme fraichesalt and pepperWhisk the oil into vinegar. Rum Balls 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers1 cup powdered sugar½ cup finely chopped candied red or green cherries (I omit these)½ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans¼ cup rum3 tablespoons corn syrup2 tablespoons butter, melted¼ cup powdered sugarCombine crushed vanilla wafers, 1 cup powdered sugar, cherries and pecans. Next level yule log 7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating You can brew this up in your crockpot, ladle out a nice big mug and sit by the fire on a chilly winter evening. )Serves 2Pre-heat oven to 450° F.In the bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients, except mustard and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and process until well mixed, but still slightly crumbly. Add the spices and the rum. Flip the eggs over and cook for an additional 20 seconds to firm the other side. Remove from the cookie sheet; place on a wire rack. Let stand for about 30 minutes stirring occasionally. The pudding was usually prepared several weeks ahead of Christmas, often on the Sunday before Advent, which became known as Stir-Up Sunday. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices; mix well. Add the vodka and serve hot. Roll the cake up inside the cloth towel, starting with one of the short sides. Roll the cake back up; this should be easy since it cooled in a rolled-up form. Roll in crushed nuts.Bite-Size Crustless QuichesIngredients1 tablespoon butter or margarine1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper1/4 cup chopped green onion (white and green parts)3 large eggs2 tablespoons milk2 ounces Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (1/2 cup)1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground black pepperMakes 18 bite-size quiches.Preparation time: 10 minutes.Cooking time: 20 minutes.Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. Roll out on a floured surface to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. 2. Cranberry Punch Ingredients 2 cups cranberry juice 2 cups pineapple juice 1 cup orange juice 3/4 cup triple sec (optional) 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 lime, thinly sliced 4 cups ginger ale, chilled Makes about 1 1/2 quarts. After the cake has completely cooled, gently unroll the cake from the towel. Discard the spice bundle. In Norse mythology, Thor rode in a chariot or wagon pulled by goats. Watch pot carefully so it does not boil over. (makes 1 1/2 doz.) Let it cool down. Drop the batter into the oil 1 tablespoon at a time frying until golden brown. Add the cream, eggnog, nutmeg and butter and beat until well mixed. Love, love Raven and C .. Serve hot. Spaghetti squash is a fabulous side dish for your Yule menu! 3. This celebration originally lasted around 12 days (perhaps where the 12 days of Christmas came from?) nutmeg. Melt chocolate in a large saucepan over low heat or in microwave until just until soft. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside. Transfer cookies to a cool, flat surface. Do not let it get too brown or burn. baking powder½ tsp. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. 4. Transfer to paper towels and drain well.Step 2: Meanwhile, to prepare the sauce, in a medium-size saucepan, whisk together the apple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 25 min. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Drain on paper towels.Italian Butterserve with warm french breadINGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oilDIRECTIONS   1. Top with sweetened whipped cream or a brandy sauce if desired. butter (use butter, not margarine). 2. Whirl until pureed. Pour a thin layer of olive oil on top, and serve. This can be served hot but the flavors come out best when cooled. Add the mushrooms and onion, sauteeing until they are opaque. Place in a small chafing dish or shallow serving dish. Let the rolled-up cake cool completely on a wire rack. 1 stick butter (use the real stuff, not margarine). Colours of Yule: Red, Green, White, Silver, Gold Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, or until set and no longer moist. Bake for 15 minutes or until light brown. Roll in crushed nuts. Makes 30. Combine with1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in cabbage and carrot; cook for 2 minutes to wilt. Mix orange peel and the two tablespoons of flour; work into dough with hands. (If the edge of the crust seems to be browning too quickly, cover with foil.) Cream sugar and butter with electric mixer. Grease one tray of 24 mini muffin-pan cups (1 3/4- x 1-inch). A warm cup of buttered rum on a chilly winter night can really hit the spot, and this recipe is super easy to make. Remove lamb from skillet and place in an oiled roasting pan. Use remaining butter as needed. Place the chocolate and the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Winter Punch2 3/4 cups apple juice 1 1/4 cups orange juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon In a saucepan, combine apple juice and orange juice. Patti Wigington is a pagan author, educator, and licensed clergy. crushed pineapple, drainedSeasoned salt2 tbsp. Turn out on waxed paper and let cool.Rum Balls 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers1 cup powdered sugar½ cup finely chopped candied red or green cherries (I omit these)½ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans¼ cup rum3 tablespoons corn syrup2 tablespoons butter, melted¼ cup powdered sugarCombine crushed vanilla wafers, 1 cup powdered sugar, cherries and pecans. See more ideas about food, pagan yule, yule. cream cheese9 oz. Heat over low heat. Pour mixture into saucepan. Discard tea bags and cinnamon stick. Remove to rack to finish cooling. According to Icelandic sagas, Vikings celebrated Yule for three days. pure vanilla extract2 large egg yolks1 tbsp. In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling. To prepare the meatballs, in a large bowl, mix the beef, bread crumbs, onion, carrot, parsley, milk, marjoram, salt, sage, pepper, and egg white. As just one of the many winter solstice celebrations, Yule originates from the Norse people. 3. Taste for balance of flavors.4 cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced3 T. fresh chopped chives1/2 pint fresh raspberriesArrange the cucumber slices on individual plates in a slightly overlapping pattern. 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