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Three Cheese Ball


Make this cheese ball the day before for holiday entertaining and serve it with assorted crackers and/or crisp breads.

For 1 1-lb cheese ball you will need:
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1.3 cup crumbed Roquefort or blue cheese
1 container (5 oz.) processed hickory-smoked flavor or sharp American cheese spread
2 Tbsp. whipping cream
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. each minced onion and stuffed olives
2 Tbsp. finely minced parsley
Shredded lettuce
Dried summer savory or caraway seeds, optional Stuffed olive slices.


1. Combine cheeses and cream in mixing bowl or food processor work bowl and process until smooth.

2. Add Worcestershire sauce, onion, olives and parsley, mixing well. Cover and chill overnight.

3. Shortly before serving, shape mixture into a ball. Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce. Sprinkle with savory or caraway seeds, if desired. Garnish with olive slices.

Tips: If cheese ball must be stored for any length of time, substitute onion powder for the minced onion.

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Holiday Eggnog


Holiday Eggnog

6 eggs separated
1 pin brandy or whiskey
1/3 cup dark rum
1 pint chilled milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 pint chilled heavy cream whipped

Beat egg yolks until thick. Slowly add and beat in brandy and rum. Stir in milk. Whip egg whites until very foamy. Gradually add and beat in sugar; beat just until egg whites form soft, shiny peaks. Fold egg whites into brandy mixture; fold in cream. Chill. Serve in a chilled bowl; sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes about 24 servings.

Golden Eggnog

6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1 quart chilled milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 pint chilled heavy cream, whipped

Whip egg whites until very foamy. Gradually add and beat in sugar. Beat just until egg whites form soft, shiny peaks. Beat egg yolks until thick. Fold in egg whites. Slowly stir in milk and vanilla. Fold cream into egg mixture. Chill. Serve in a chilled bowl; sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes about 24 servings.

Published by -COOKINDEX_ Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc. New York. ©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Instituted, Inc., New York.

Happiness Tree Cake; Christmas Pudding Cake


Cooking time:
Cake 50 mins. pudding cake 1 1/2 hours
Preparation time: 40 mins. each recipe
Main cooking utensils: cake 1 1/2 pint oven proof bowl, pudding cake 3-pint oven-proof bowl
Oven temperature: 325-350°F.

Happiness tree cake:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour sifted with 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder

butter icing (see stage 2) marshmallow frosting (see stage 2)
36 marshmallows

Christmas pudding cake:
double above ingredients
butter icing (see stage 2)
50 marshmallows

1. Cream margarine and sugar until soft and light. Gradually beat in eggs, fold in sifted flour and baking powder. Bake in center of oven for time and temperature given.

2. Happiness tree cake. Slice off rounded end of cake so it will stand upright. Cover with butter icing made by mixing 1/4 cup butter, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar. Fill the top of the cake with marshmallow frosting made by melting 2-oz. marshmallows in 1 tablespoon milk. Allow to cool, fold in 1 stiffly whisked egg white and 1 tablespoon sugar.

3. To decorate, press marshmallows all around the sides of the cake. Put a small tree branch in the top and hang with Christmas ornaments.

4. Christmas pudding cake. Coat with butter icing made as stage 2 above, cover with halved marshmallows and decorate with a spring of mistletoe.

TO VARY: These cakes may be flavored with lemon rind.

TO STORE: For a short time only.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

Glögg (Christmas Wine)


10 whole cloves
8 cardamom pods, crushed
6 dried prunes, pitted
3 sticks cinnamon
1/2-inch piece gingerroot (optional)
Shredded peel of 1 medium orange
1 cup water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 bottles (4/5 quart each) port
1 bottle (1 pint) muscatel
1 tablespoon aromatic bitters
1/2 cup raisins
24 blanched almonds
1 cup vodka

Tie cloves, cardamom, prunes, cinnamon, gingerroot and orange peel in cheesecloth bag. Heat water and cheesecloth bag to boiling in 1-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 3 minutes. Remove cheesecloth bag.

Mixed spiced water, brown sugar, port muscatel, bitters and raisins in Dutch oven; stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover and let stand at least 8 hours.

Stir almonds into wine mixture. Heat until wine mixture is hot (do not boil). Slowly add vodka. Pour Glögg through strainer. Spoon a few raisins and 2 almonds into each of 12 small cups; pour Glögg on raisins and almonds. About 12 servings. (1/2 cup each).

© 1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Christmas Punch and Christmas Sausage Cake


Christmas Sausage Cake

1 pound pork sausage
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon cardamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup strong coffee (cold)
1 cup currants
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine meat and sugar in mixing bowl and mix well. Stir in eggs and beat well. Mix flour, baking powder, and spices together. Stir baking soda into cold coffee. Add flour-spice mixutre and soda-coffee mixture to mixing bowl alternately, beating vigorously.

Pour boiling water over currants and let stand until currants soften, about 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Fold currants and walnuts into sausage cake batter and mix well.

Grease 9-cup bundt pan or charlotte mold and dust with flour; tap lightly to shake out excess flour. Turn batter into pan.

Bake 1 1/2 hours or until cake begins to leaves ides of pan and wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 20 minutes; unmold. Dust lightly with powdered sugar before serving. If desired, garnish with dried fruits chopped (Dates, apricots, citron, etc.)

Note: Good served with cream cheese.

Copyright ©1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Santa’s Whiskers


1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla or rum flavoring
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped red or green candied cherries
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut

in mixing bowl cream together butter or margarine and sugar; blend in milk and vanilla or rum flavoring. Stir in flour, chopped candied cherries, and chopped pecans. Form dough into two 8-inch rolls. Roll in flaked coconut to coat outside. Wrap in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap; chill thoroughly. Cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 375° oven about 12 minutes or till edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheet to rack; cool. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Jam-Filled Cookies

Cream together 1 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar. Beat in 1 egg and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir together 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar; bet into egg mixture. Chill. On floured surface roll dough 1/8 inch thick; cut with floured scalloped cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon Jam Filling in center half of the cookies. Cut out center of remaining cookies; place over filling. Seal Bake in 350° oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to rack; cool. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Jam Filling: Add 1 tablespoon water to 1/2 cup jam (any flavor); stir in 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Cook and stir till thickened; cool.

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Sleigh Cake


Cooking time: 1 1/4 hours
Preparation time: 45 mins.
Main cooking utensils: 2 lb loaf pan, wax paper
Oven temperature: 350°F

For 8 servings you need:
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons clear honey
2 eggs
2 cup all-purpose flour sifted with 2 1/4 teaspoons double acting baking pwoder
1/4 cup candied cherries
6 tablespoons seedless raisins

Honey royal icing:
3 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon clear honey

almond paste made with
1/2 cup ground almonds etc…
See Card 9
few colored candies

(from Card 9)
2 cups ground almonds
1/2 cup sugar
scant cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
juice 1 lemon

1. Cream butter and sugar until soft and light, the beat in the honey and gradually add the eggs.

2. Stir in the sifted flour and baking powder, cherries, dried fruit. Put into the pan lined with wax paper.

3. Bake in center of oven until firm to the touch and golden brown, turn out and cool on a wire rack.

4. Make the royal icing, see Card 9, add the honey and beat again, then spread a thin layer over the whole cake, allow this to set, then use the remainder to make a thicker layer.

5. Swirl up with the blade of a knife or handle of a teaspoon. Let this icing set and harden.

6. Roll out almond paste and cut into two strips, gently curl at one end to make runners for the sleigh, place in position under the cake on the board.

7. Place the candies on top of the cake.

TO STORE: This cake keeps well for some days in an airtight tin.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd. 1967

Holiday Rice Pudding


One of the most basic grains – rice – is enjoyed in a fluffy pudding that is lightened with whipped cream, perfumed with almond flavoring and studded with nuts and topped with raspberries.

For 5 to 6 servings you will need:
1 1/4 cups milk
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup uncooked rice
2 Tbsp. soft butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
1 cup whipping cream
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds
Raspberry jam or sauce


1. In large saucepan, combine milk, water and the 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in rice.

2. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 to 35 min. or until rice i tender and liquid is absorbed.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and almond flavoring until well combined. Cool. Whipp cream. Beat in 1 Tbsp. sugar.

4. Fold cream and almonds into pudding. Cover and chill at least 2 hrs. before serving. Serve with raspberry jame or sauce.

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