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Allegra’s Perfect Hanuka Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

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Allegra’s Perfect Hanuka Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

7 Comments 02 December 2012

My sister in law Allegra is famous for her Hanuka and Purim parties. She puts extra special effort into making these holidays exciting for all her kids, nieces, nephews, and all of the extra guests that seem to find their way into her home. This is her favorite sugar cookie recipe. It tastes best when rolled out very thin and topped with fun sprinkles, frostings, chocolate chips, or whatever sugary toppings that you can concoct with your kids. Don’t forget to buy your Hanuka cookie cutter shapes!
Hanukkah Cookie Cutters – Set of 6- from Amazon

“This recipe comes out best when you refrigerate the dough for at least half an hour before shaping. Also don’t be afraid to add flour to your work surface and even to the dough and rolling pin-It really helps! Enjoy! ”

Recipe:

2 c sugar
1 1/2 c margarine
4 eggs
2 tsp Baking powder
5 c flour

Combine in order
Bake 350 approx 10-12 min

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DIY Glittered Doughnuts for Kids on Hanuka

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DIY Glittered Doughnuts for Kids on Hanuka

No Comments 01 December 2012

This great post was sent in by Amy Oren of Blowoutparty.com

“Here’s a fun way to decorate doughnuts for Hanukkah- glitter them! I did this with my kids tonight and they had SO much fun with this!”

  • Step 1: Frost the doughnut and let it set for a few minutes. Then lightly press a dreidel shape cookie cutter in the center of the doughnut.

  • Step 2: Using a funnel, slowly pour colored sugar crystals into the cookie cutter. Don’t overfill, as this will cause the crystals to leak out of shape when you remove the cookie cutter.

  • Step 3: Leave the cookie cutter in the frosting for a minute, this will help the sugar stay in place.

  • Step 4: Slowly remove the cookie cutter.

Here’s the doughnut recipe I used. It was sooo easy to make, and they came out unreal!

Doughnuts

  • Ingredients
  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the yeast mixture, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for a few minutes at low speed, or stirring with a wooden spoon. Beat in remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough no longer sticks to the bowl. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a greased bowl, and cover. Set in a warm place to rise until double. Dough is ready if you touch it, and the indention remains.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and gently roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Let doughnuts sit out to rise again until double. Cover loosely with a cloth.
  4. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drop the doughnuts into the hot oil. Turn doughnuts over as they rise to the surface. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Remove from the oil, and drain on a wire rack.
  5. Inject with your favorite filling, and top with your favorite frosting.   I just used confectioner’s sugar mixed with a little water for the icing. Easy and my kids love it.
  6. Check out my blog, Blowout Party!, for incredible party inspiration and tutorials, and my store BlowoutParty.com for fabulous party favors and accessories!

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How to Make Your Own Edible Fruit Bouquet

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How to Make Your Own Edible Fruit Bouquet

No Comments 31 May 2011

Thank you Rochel from the wonderful blog Barefoot and Cooking! This DIY edible fruit bouquet looks so easy and amazing!!! Can’t wait to make it for the holidays!!!  Marlene

 


“Hi. I’m Rochel from Barefoot and Cooking. I’m excited to share one of my favorite hostess tricks just in time for Shavuous – an edible fruit bouquet centerpiece that doubles as dessert.

Simple to prepare, healthy, beautiful, and delicious, this fruit bouquet will wow your guests.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Bamboo skewers
  • Fruit in a variety of colors – melons, pineapple, berries, kiwis, grapes
  • Small cookie cutters in a variety of shapes
  • Melon baller (or cookie dough scoop)
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Rose bowl or vase
  • Chocolate, melted (optional)

Assume that each guest will eat 2-3 skewers worth of fruit. Keep in mind that depending on the size of your bowl or vase, you’ll probably need at least 15 skewers for it to look complete.

One of the many reasons I love making fruit bouquets is their infinite adaptability. I like colorful bouquets in a variety of shapes and sizes. But of course, you can arrange yours according to personal preference or color scheme.

The next part is simple, really. Wash and set out all ingredients. Peel the fruit. Scoop balls of melon. Slice pineapple and leftover melon into discs. Use the cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the discs.

Place skewers in your bowl or vase to determine how low on the skewers to place your fruit. Carefully arrange fruit on the skewers and place in your bowl or vase. (If they are loose, go ahead and strategically place a few pieces of citrus fruit in the bottom of the bowl or vase to hold skewers in place.)

If you want, dip individual pieces of fruit in the melted chocolate, wait for it to harden and then arrange on the skewer. Or, even better, place a bowl of melted chocolate on the table next to the fruit bouquet and, just like fondue, have your guests dip their skewers.”

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