[Sca-cooks] was:tax now:Christmas food
amy.s.cooper at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 14:40:07 PDT 2008
Margaret Rendell wrote
My office is having a "Christmas in August"* next week - basic food is
laid on but we're being encouraged to bring additional dishes that
will add to the Christmas "feel". Any suggestions? Needs to be not too
expensive and easy to transport.
My main contribution to the festivities is going to be a song about
the departmental budget cuts to the tune of "The Twelve Days of
Christmas", but I'd like to bring at least some token food as well.
How about gingerbread? I make it with honey, warmed with plenty of
ginger, cinnamon and a some black pepper, then stir in breadcrumbs
(unseasoned) until it's stiff, and cool it so I can handle it. You can
shape it into balls, or press into a mold or tin and cut it into
squares. There's actual recipes out there in plenty of places - Gode
Cookery comes to mind, offhand.
I'd also say make a yule log cake, but frosted things take care in
transport. I don't know if you're up for baking, but candy cane shaped
cookies (like these:
although I haven't made them myself) or just about any Christmas-theme
cookie would work for me.
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