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Delicious Holiday Recipes

Simple Whole-Wheat Bread

Ingredients:

3 C warm water

2 (.25 oz) packages active dry yeast

1/3 C honey

5 C bread flour

3 Tbsp melted butter

1/3 C honey

1 Tbsp salt

3/12 C whole-wheat flour

2 Tbsp melted butter

Wheat Bread 


Directions:

      • In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.

      • Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole-wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole-wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole-wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.

      • Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.

      • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not over bake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.

 

*For a healthier alternative, use unbleached bread flour.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-whole-wheat-bread/

Picture Source: http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/250x250/01/01/24/1012491.jpg 

 

Peppermint Fantasy Fudge

Ingredients:

3 C sugar

3/4 C butter

1 small can (5 oz) evaporated milk

1 package milk chocolate chips

1 jar (7oz) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Crème

1 tsp vanilla

1 C chopped walnuts (optional)

2-3 drops Be Young Peppermint Essential Oil

 

 

Directions:

      • Grease a 9x13 inch pan with butter. Bring sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
      • Add chocolate and marshmallow crème; stir until melted. Add nuts, vanilla, and essential oil; mix well. 
      • Pour into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely before serving. 

 

Recipe makes about 40 servings

Source (w/ some added adjustments): http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fantasy-fudge-51833.aspx 

 

Butternut Squash Soup w/ Marjoram Essential Oil

Ingredients:

¼ C chopped onion

2 Tbsp & 2 tsp butter

4 C peeled and cubed butternut squash

 

2 C water

2 ¾ cube chicken bouillon

1 drop Be Young Marjoram Essential Oil

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper

1 (8oz) package of cream cheese

 


Directions:

      • In a large saucepan, sauté onions in butter until translucent. Add squash, water, bouillon, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender.
      • Puree squash and cream cheese in a blender until smooth. Add marjoram and mix until blended. Return to saucepan and heat through. Do not allow to boil. 

 

Recipe makes 4 servings

 

Recipe Source (w/ some added adjustments): http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Butternut-Squash-Soup/Detail.aspx?evt19=1&scale=4&ismetric=0

Picture Source: http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/250x250/01/06/05/1060538.jpg