- 1 2/3 fluid ounces Grand Marnier
- hot cocoa
- cinnamon stick
- Add the Grand Marnier to a mug.
- Fill mug with hot chocolate.
- Stir with cinnamon stick; enjoy.
- 1 quart eggnog
- 1/2 cup white rum (recommended: Myer’s Platinum)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate liqueur
- 1 cup whipped topping
- Grated white chocolate, for garnish
- Pumpkin pie spice, for garnish
In a punch bowl, combine the egg nog, rum, and white chocolate liqueur. When you are ready to serve, whisk the egg nog to make it frothy and pour the mixture into cups. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the whipped topping into each cup. Garnish each with the grated white chocolate and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice.
- 1/2 (12-ounce) bag cranberries, plus more for garnish
- 1 bunch fresh mint, saving some for garnish
- 1 orange sliced, saving some for garnish
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 liter sparkling water
- White rum, optional
In a large pitcher, add the cranberries, mint, orange, and sugar. Muddle them with a wooden spoon, working out the juices of the fruit and dissolving the sugar. Add the sparkling water and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over ice and garnish with a slice of orange, some cranberries, and a sprig of mint. For the adults, add the white rum.
- 6 cups whole milk*
- Enriched Chocolate Sauce, recipe follows
- Rum to taste, optional
- Whipped cream, optional
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate shavings or small pieces
Heat the milk (or a mixture of cream and milk for a richer result) until it simmers and whisk it into the chocolate. Pour into individual cups and serve with rum or whipped cream, if using. Top with chocolate shavings.
*Note: this recipe can be made even more “evil” by substituting 2 cups of cream and mixing it with 4 cups milk.
Enriched Chocolate Sauce:
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 2 teaspoons dark rum
- 1/8 teaspoon grated orange zest
In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring the cream, sugar, cinnamon and butter to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts. Add the rum and stir in the orange zest before serving.
Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy
Original recipe makes 1 6-inch round panChange Servings
- 1/8 cup chopped dried cherries
- 1/8 cup chopped dried mango
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup dried currants
- 2 tablespoons chopped candied citron
- 1/4 cup dark rum
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup dark rum, divided
- Soak cherries, mango, cranberries, currants, and citron in 1/4 cup rum for at least 24 hours. Cover tightly, and store at room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a 6x3-inch round pan or loaf pan and line it with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix into butter and sugar in three batches, alternating with molasses and milk. Stir in soaked fruit and chopped nuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons rum.
- Cut out one piece parchment paper and one piece cheesecloth, each large enough to wrap around the cake. Moisten cheesecloth with 1 tablespoon rum. Arrange cheesecloth on top of parchment paper, and unmold cake onto it. Sprinkle top and sides of cake with remaining rum. Wrap the cheesecloth closely to the surface of the cake, then wrap with paper. Place in an airtight tin, and age for at least 10 weeks. If storing longer, douse with additional rum for every 10 weeks of storage.
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- Fresh cut grass
- Apple Pie
Unfortunately, there’s no picture available, but here’s a Spiced Lava Cake recipe for fire spirits, dragons, and chocolate lovers! Contains alcohol, but I imagine you can leave it out.
Molten Spiced Chocolate Cabernet Lava Cakes
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon cabernet sauvignon wine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 ounces fresh raspberries ( or other fruit)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Butter 4 (6 oz) custard cups/souffle dishes. Place on baking sheet.
- Microwave chocolate & butter until butter is melted. Whisk until chocolate is completely melted and blended inches
- Stir in wine, vanilla & sugar untiled well blended.
- Whisk in eggs & egg yolk.
- Stir in cinnamon and ginger.
- Divide into dishes.
- bake for 15 to 20 minutes (I’ve noticed some ovens take the full 20 minutes so watch carefully after 15 minutes) or until sides are firm but centers are soft.
- Remove and let stand for one minute. Loosen edges with knife and invert onto plates.
- sprinkle with confectioners sugar and decorate each serving with raspberries.
For Fire spirits, Dragons, and any other fire lovers!
- 2/3 cup mango vodka
- 1/8 inch thick slice of fresh jalapeno pepper (with seeds)
- 2/3 cup mango juice blend (used Ceres)
- 2 envelopes plain gelatin
- 2/3 cup peach schnapps
Pour into loaf pan or molds. Refrigerate until fully set (several hours or overnight). To serve, cut into desired shapes (or unmold).
- 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms, stems trimmed and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 1/2 cups medium-dice yellow onion (about 1 medium onion)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 bunch flat-leaf kale (about 11 ounces), tough stems removed and leaves cut into bite-size pieces
- 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 8 ounces dried egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick)
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- Place the porcini mushrooms in a small heatproof bowl. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat and pour it over the porcinis. Let the mushrooms sit until softened, about 12 minutes. Using a fork, transfer the porcinis to a cutting board (be careful not to disturb the gritty sediment on the bottom of the bowl) and coarsely chop. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside. Leaving the sediment behind, slowly pour 1 1/2 cups of the soaking liquid into a measuring cup and set aside. Discard the remaining liquid.
- Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat.
- Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the cremini mushrooms and cook, stirring rarely, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove to the bowl with the porcinis.
- Reduce the heat to medium, add the remaining oil to the pan, and heat until shimmering. Add the onion and paprika and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened, about 4 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring occasionally, until the raw flavor has cooked off, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the kale and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing with tongs, until the kale is just wilted, about 1 minute.
- Add the reserved mushrooms along with any juices in the bowl and stir to combine. Add the wine and cook until almost evaporated, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the reserved mushroom soaking liquid, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, scraping up any bits that have accumulated at the bottom of the pan, about 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the noodles in the boiling water according to the package directions.
- When the noodles are ready, reserve 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Drain the noodles and return them to the pot; set aside.
- Add the reserved pasta cooking liquid to the pan with the kale-mushroom sauce and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the butter and stir until melted and combined. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sour cream. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve the sauce immediately spooned over the noodles.