Salem Community Patriot 10 - December 3, 2010
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Season’s Greetings Season’s Greetings
Does it seem like your gift list gets longer every year? Even for the most creative gift-giver, coming up with unique and meaningful gifts for family, friends, coworkers and hosts can quickly drain your reservoir of gift ideas. Personalized, homemade gifts – and an early start – will result in
memorable gifts for your entire list this holiday season. Creating a gift basket with homemade goodies and corresponding recipes to match the entertaining personality or holiday palate of the recipient will be a sure success, and may create new holiday traditions for years to come. Here are some ideas to get you started: * For those who like their coffee with a little extra personality, consider combining spices, Starbucks VIA(R) Ready Brew Italian Roast coffee and tumbler glasses with a serving pitcher and the fol- lowing recipe:
Spiced Coffee Liqueur Ingredients: 2 cups hot water 4 packets Starbucks VIA Italian Roast 3 cups sugar 2 cups vodka 1 vanilla bean 2 whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 1 bay leaf 20 whole coriander seeds
Directions: Dissolve coffee and sugar in hot water. Add vodka. Split vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape and add beans and pod to liqueur. Break cinnamon stick into pieces and add. Stir cloves, bay leaf and cori- ander into liqueur. Do not crush cloves or coriander. Chill for two weeks and allow spices to infuse into liqueur. Strain and serve by shaking equal parts coffee liqueur and milk with ice. Keeps well, refrigerated, for one month.
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* Looking for a hostess gift sure to please? Consider bring- ing all the fixings for dessert— including ingredients for fresh, homemade hot fudge. Combine a gallon of vanilla ice cream and holiday cups or bowls with the ingredients below, festively displayed in a clear glass jar from which the finished hot fudge can be served. Once the fudge sauce is simmering on the stove, you’ll have the host, and all the guests, happily awaiting dessert.
Mocha Malted Hot Fudge Sauce
1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup light corn syrup 1/8 teaspoon cider vinegar 3 ounces semisweet
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter
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6 tablespoons malt powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 packets Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Italian Roast
Directions: Finely chop chocolate and set aside. In a heavy saucepan, whisk together cocoa, sugar, salt and milk until mixture forms a smooth paste. Place over medium heat and stir in the cream, corn syrup, vinegar and 2/3 of the chocolate. Bring mixture to a boil, whisk- ing or stirring frequently. Boil, whisking frequently, until the sauce reaches 220° to 225°F on a candy thermometer, about eight min- utes. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter, malt, vanilla, coffee and the remaining chocolate until the sauce is smooth. Strain and set aside for a few minutes before serving. If not using right away, chill sauce in airtight container. Re-warm before serving. Keeps well, chilled, for three weeks. * What dessert lover wouldn’t adore personalized baking sup- plies, perhaps a baking pan with his or her name etched on the side so it’s not lost at parties, and a new recipe to wow guests? Adding the below recipe and ingredients to festive baking sup- plies makes a sweet holiday gift indeed—just don’t forget a candy thermometer.
Coffee Toffee with Milk Chocolate and Pretzels Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1/8 cup corn syrup 8 ounces unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup almond slivers 1 cup chopped pretzels 2 packets Starbucks VIA Italian Roast 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup chocolate (milk chocolate is preferred) Directions: Bring sugar, water, and corn syrup to a boil. Stir in the but-
ter when temperature reaches 280°F. When temperature reaches 315°F, stir in the salt, almonds and 1/2 cup pretzels. Cook the mix- ture until it reaches 320°F. Remove from heat and stir in the coffee and vanilla. Immediately pour the toffee into greased pan. Let tof- fee cool for 15 minutes and sprinkle on finely chopped chocolate and spread to evenly cover the surface. Sprinkle on remaining 1/2 cup pretzels and gently press. Break toffee into squares and store in airtight container for up to two weeks at room temperature. * Know someone who is al-
ways looking to spice up holiday parties with new appetizers? Consider presenting them with everything they need to make homemade jerky. Start out your gift with a cutting board, sharp knives and a large mixing bowl. Then add the following ingredi- ents, or a gift card to a nearby grocery store or butcher shop, and recipe:
Black Pepper Beef Jerky Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups root beer 1 cup water 2 packets Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Italian Roast 3 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons black pepper,
2 pounds beef round steak Directions: In a large bowl, combine root
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beer, water, coffee, salt and the cracked black peppercorns. Trim the meat of any fat and then slice into 1/4 inch thick slices, either with or against the grain. Add the beef to the marinade, a few slices at a time, stirring well to coat each slice with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for six to eight hours. Preheat oven to 200°F. Set wire racks on rimmed baking sheets. Remove the beef from the mari- nade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange the beef on the racks, leaving 1/4 inch between slices. Sprinkle with additional coarsely ground black pepper. Bake for about one hour and 45 minutes until the jerky is firm and almost completely dry, but still chewy. Thicker slices may need to stay in the oven for an additional 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely on the racks before serving. Store jerky in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Duplicate these gift ideas as frequently as you need for deli- cious holiday gifts. And be sure to keep an extra recipe or two around for your family to enjoy as well.
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