Tomorrow we start baking and candy making

United States
December 8, 2008 7:27pm CST
I am giving out homemade treats to our friends for Christmas and tomorrow we start by making homemade chocolate covered cherries and divinity. We are also making lemon fudge,turtle cookies, ginger maple fudge, hard candies in lemon,orange,and cherry flavors,and two other kinds of cookies. I might make our flavored popcorns again too. Do you do any baking or candy making?
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Alll those foods sound so good! I have never had ginger maple fudge, though, although I make candied ginger from time to time. The only confection I am making this season will be chocolate covered cranberries. I mix whole fresh cranberries with fresh orange sections in the Magic Bullet blender with a little bit of birch sugar, honey, or agave syrup and then freeze the slush in candy molds. When they are frozen hard, then I dip them in melted dark chocolate and then refreeze. I serve them frozen.
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• United States
9 Dec 08
I have never heard of those either but they sound yummy!! Maple ginger fudge will be a first for us. We are also making a triple chocolate brownie cookie and an oatmeal cream sandwich cookie. Those were the two I couldn't remember.
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• United States
9 Dec 08
My recipe is a little different from that one. here it is 1 stick of butter 1 box powder sugar 1 1/2 cups peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 pkg chocolate chips 1/2 stick of parafin wax mix butter sugar peanut butter and vanilla. form into small balls. cool. melt chocolate and parafin in top of a double boiler. stick a toothpick in the candy ball and dip into the chocolate leaving part of the top uncovered. They end up looking like real buckeyes.
• United States
20 Dec 08
I have a quick question - I've made this fudge but must not be cooking it long enough to thicken as the fudge does not get firm enough to cut. I've tasted it at a recent Christmas Party and I'm determined to learn how - Absolutely Delicious Fudge!!! Can you give a time or description of when I know the mixture is thick enough? Thanks - Rebecca
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• United States
20 Dec 08
each recipe is different but most need to hit a certain temperature. Most have to be beaten by hand which is what puts air into it and helps it to "set". Fudge is tricky and can be frustrating but once you master its creation the possibilities are truly endless.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Man, I wish I was at your house...you can ship any boo-boo's to me if you want LOL I don't do alot of Christmas baking. It sounds like you got a busy time ahead of you. [b]MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
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• United States
9 Dec 08
Busy busy busy between the baking, candy making,ceramics and crocheting yeah I am busy. Thank goodness I don't go back to work till after the new year.
• India
9 Dec 08
Hey sweetdesign! You are making my mouth water! Are you planning to send me a package too? Cheers and happy Mylotting
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• United States
9 Dec 08
Did I mention I was putting these goodies on ceramic plates I made? I mad a saucer size plate with a christmas tree in the center. SO far I am doing 7 treat gifts. I will be busy busy busy over the next few days and weeks.
@bam001 (941)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I wish I was at the point where I could start holiday baking! I have a few more days to go. I plan to start my baking once I am off work/out of school for Chirstmas --starting December 11. While I don't want to wish my life away, I do wish for the next couple of days to go by fast! I plan to make: Fudge --chocolate, peanut butter and a chocolate & peanut butter mix Cookies: Chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chip/oatmeal, shortbread and chocolate oatmeal no bake Chocolate Dipped pretzels and marshmallows I also plan to try some cookie recipes that are in some of my magazines --All You and Woman's Day. I hope to try divinity, homemade marshmallows, hot chocolate mix, chocolate jar cakes and lots more! The lemon fudge sounds really good...how do you make it?
• United States
9 Dec 08
Look at reply #1 for the recipe. I forgot to mention buckeyes we are making those too.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
9 Dec 08
yes, I have made fudge and peanut brittle. I am also making cookies and breads. How is the lemon fudge because I have never made it and what do you do differently when you make it? I am also going to make a gingerbread house.
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• United States
9 Dec 08
the lemon fudge is as follows: 1 1/2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter divided 1 pkg (4.3 oz) cook and serve lemon pudding mix 1/2 cup milk 3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar 1 tsp lemon extract line a 9 in square pan with foil grease the foil with the 1 1/2 tsp of butter set aside. In a large heavy saucepan combine the pudding mix milk and remaining butter. cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. remove from heat. Beat in confectioners sugar and extract. pour into prepared pan refrigerate till set. using foil lift fudge out of pan discard foil cut fudge into 1 inch squares. yields 1 1/2 pounds
• United States
18 Dec 08
I usually do some baking in the holidays but this year I have not done any as of yet.