Do you have recipes that you only make during the Christmas holidays? I have binders of them! I love German Stollen but only make it after the first of December...mint chocolate snowdrop cookies are definitely a "holiday only" item...and then there are my Christmas biscotti that needs no explanation.
Some of my pictures are only hung for the holidays too...
Yesterday I posted a photo of my Fruit-y Pound Cake. I've made these the past few years as a lighter substitute for traditional fruit cake. The recipe is from Land O'Lakes but I checked their website and couldn't find it this year...so instead of emailing it to those of you who asked here we go.
Buttery Fruit Pound Cake
2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temp.
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups candied fruit mix (the type used for fruit cakes)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat in the 1-1/4 cups flour at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in remaining 1 cup of flour, candied fruit and nuts by hand.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans. Cool completely.
Substitutions: I've used chopped up dried apricots and cranberries for the candied fruit with pecans and 1 tsp of lemon peel.