Winter Holiday Blog Share

Welcome to Mary's Garden. We're doing a week long blog share for the holiday's. Be sure to check them all our to make sure you don't miss out on goodies!

The weekly garden tip is...
Grow food
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't have fresh food from the garden. Greens such as lettuce, arugula and mustard, along with cold-weather crops including kale and Swiss chard can be grown in a cloche or cold frame. Many root crops and brassicas will overwinter for a spring harvest. For best results, check with your local nursery or extension service for winter vegetable gardening tips in your region.

As promised my mom's Christmas Stollen Recipe
Pic courtesy of Google Images
4 lbs white flour
1 qt. lukewarm milk
 lbs butter - cut into flour
1/4 lb yeast cake
1 lb currant or 2 lbs raisins and no currants
1 lb white raisins
1/2 lb almonds - cut fine - blnched
1/2 lb citron
1 tbsp nutmeg
1/2 tbsp rum
1 lb sugar
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp cardimon
powered sugar

Make a sponge. Mix dough, using butter, sugar, spices and milk. Add flour. Add raisins and citron which have been soaked in rum. dd almonds. The dough should be allowed to raise twice for 1/2 hour each time. Knead well.

Shape in loaves. Let proof 15 minutes.

Bake 350 degrees for one hour. First half hour have steam in oven (water in a pan). Last half hour without water.

When baked brush with butter twice. Sift on powdered sugar. Brush again with butter and sift on powdered sugar. Keeps well. Wrap in wax paper. Put in brown bag and refrigerate.


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stanalei said…
Happy Holidays, Mary! The recipe looks awesome. Thanks for letting me share your blog tour!
Amy C said…
OOOOh nice! Thank you for sharing!
Emily Smith said…
Sounds delicious, I'll have to try it soon!
Mary Martinez said…
Thank you for dropping by. Good luck on the rafflecopter. Don't forget to enter!
hamjenny said…
My favorite Holiday Tradition is baking cookies with my family
bn100 said…
looks tasty
Mary Martinez said…
Thank you all for being here. I will be announcing the winners in a couple of hours!

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