[Sca-cooks] Sugarplums or Hais?
johnnae at mac.com
Sun Dec 6 12:48:30 PST 2009
The recipes are up on the fan blog. See Dec 2, 2009
Good Eats: Twas' The Night Before Good Eats
Episode EASP05H will be broadcast again
Dec 14, 2009 8:00 PM ET/PT
Dec 15, 2009 3:00 AM ET/PT
A dark holiday night finds Alton Brown visited by a series of culinary
spirits which drive him to prepare long lost yuletide classics.
I don't suppose there was a source mentioned for the recipe - that
would help in tracing it back.
On Dec 6, 2009, at 3:05 PM, Kingstaste wrote:
> I just caught the last few minutes of Alton Brown's new Christmas
> featuring roasted duck, stuffing, and sugarplums. (One of my
> students is
> Tiny Tim). Watching the recipe he makes for SugarPlums, I am struck
> at just
> how similar they are to Hais. He uses almonds, prunes, apricots and
> in a food processor, then mixes that with honey, fine sugar, spices
> rolls the whole thing up into balls, then rolls in more sugar. When
> I make
> Hais, I use almonds and pistachios, dates and sugar, sometimes with
> spices and sometimes not. They are a bit hit at Pennsic. Are we
> looking at
> this form of sugar plums being a direct descendant of the Middle
> hais balls?
More information about the Sca-cooks