Wednesday, 21 December 2011

lazy cooks brandied fruitcake cookies

Hi guys...........nothing says christmas quite like..well plum cake!But this year,i just couldnt procure the ingrds for the the next best thing are the cookies,brandied cookies with a red wine glaze.Perfect for getting into the spirit of christmas!If you dont want the glaze ...thats fine the cookies taste  good(they just loose that little extra something)....The brandy however definately needs to go compromises on this.Lets get baking.....
1.2 cups flour
2.1 tsp baking powder
3.1 tsp ground cinnamon
4.grated zest of one orange
5.3/4 cup of brown sugar
6.1/2 cup butter
7.1/2 cup of brandy
8.2 eggs
9.2 cups of chopped bry fruit(i had walnuts,almonds,cashewnuts,raisins,dried apricots and musk melon seeds) add what you have..just make sure that you have 2 cups.
10.1 cup tooti frooti in red and green.
1.Zap the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds...(that is if you're in similar cold conditions like me..if you're in some tropical paradise thn you skip this)
2.To the butter add..the sugar,eggs,grated zest of orange and the cinnamon...beat this up..i use an electric beater and beat for about a minute.See that poor naked orange in the pic..its clothes are in the bowl!
3.Now simply add all the dry ingrds...the flour,baking powder,tooti frooti and dry fruits.Add the brandy........mix it up well.
4.On a buttered baking tray drop spoonfulls of the mixture..........preheat your oven at 180degC.........then after your tray is they go for 20 mins..they'll get a very light golden..just check that the bottom is firm...(the cookies bottom....what did you think?).
5.After the cookies come out of the oven,cool them on a wire rack...they are ready to be attacked  OR you can complete them by putting a red wine glaze.
6.RED WINE GLAZE.........6 Tablespoons of white sugar,2 tablespoons of water and 50 gms butter..put it in a pan and boil till the sugar completely dissolves..after that put out the flame and add 2 tablespoons of red wine,(or rum).....thats it!...start putting this on the cookies,sprinkle some coloured sugar crystals and we're done!MERRY CHRISTMAS
I am sending this to cakes and more cookie fest. amd more.
and to Puliyumm and to Jingle all the way event...and to paris "only"event
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and lastly to zesty pallete