I have twisted Spouse's arm into agreeing to have a casual holiday open house where we'll serve desserts, coffee, cider, and eggnog.
I want to make most (if not all) the desserts myself. But rather than searching through cookbooks full of recipes that require rarely used ingredients like cream of tartar (what IS that anyway?) I thought I'd ask YOU for your favorite dessert recipes.
We want to serve a mixture of items: cakes, cookies, bars, sweet breads, etc. so this keeps the recipe choices wide open! I only ask that you not send any recipes that require cream of tartar.
I'd really like to make treats that you have made before and have gotten positive feedback from serving. I'd also like at least some things that can be made a day or so in advance, if possible. Oh, and hopefully recipes that are relatively simple. I know enough about myself to NOT try to make my own pie crust, m'kay?
I'm taking off work the day before the party so I can make sure the house is clean and presentable AND to do the majority of the baking. On the day of the party I'll make anything that couldn't be made the day before, and then get out the serving platters, cake pedestal, and dessert trees.
Then, we're going to a birthday party. And when its over, we'll come home and put all the yummy confections out, make the coffee, and greet our guests.
Sounds like a plan, right?
It all hinges on getting some tried and proven recipes for outrageously delicious desserts from YOU, so please don't disappoint!
Email your recipes to SingJaz@aol.com or share your fabulous recipe with the cyber world by posting it on your blog. Just send me a link to your post so I'm sure not to miss it.
I'm really looking forward to making and serving YOUR favorites!