Saturday, December 3, 2011


If there ever was a time to bake and
cook that would be now at Christmas
time.  The house should smell delightful
and there should me Christmas
music filling the air.

We had an event at my store
so I made numerous dishes like
this Cranberry Apple Crisp.

And we always have English Trifle:

Sugar Cookies with Ribbon Candy below:

Sugar Cookies with Ribbon Candy: You will need to purchase one box of ribbon Candy!

Ingredients: 1 cup of butter, 1 tsp vanilla,1 ½ cups of sugar ( in high alt.
Decrease 1 1/2 Tb), 3 eggs, 3 1/2 cups sifted flour, 2 tsp cream of tartar,
1 tsp soda (in high alt reduce ¼ tsp), ½ tsp salt

This recipe will make 24 large or 36 med-large cookies or more smaller!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (400 high alt)

Cream butter & vanilla and add sugar gradually till fluffy.  Add eggs
One at a time and beat after each.  Sift dry ingredients together.
Add this to creamy mix.  Chill for about 30 minutes

Roll on floured surface –sprinkle with candy which
Has been crushed with a mallet.

Cut to desired shapes and bake on ungreased sheet for
About 8 minutes.  No need for icing here as the
Candy makes each cookie colorful!

Bernideen’s Aspen Mulling Spice
Apple Cranberry Crisp

For the Filling you will need:
1 Carton Original Aspen Mulling Spices, 5 Large Granny Smith Apples or other baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced, 1 cup chopped cranberries, 2 Tb Light Brown sugar, 2 Tb melted butter
For the Topping you will need:
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour, 1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup packed light brown sugar, 1 ½ sticks of cold unsalted butter, cut into bits.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Make the filling by combining ingredients in bowl and put into 9 x 12 Rect ovenproof dish which has been buttered.

To make the topping:  Combine all ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle over first mixture. I like pushing some of it down into the filling too! Bake 35- 40 minutes – watch for browning Let cool – it will thicken as it cools! 

Olde English Trifle
made with English Devon Custard

In a glass bowl or compote layer the following:
Split lady fingers turned sideways around the edge of the glass bowl or cubes of pound cake, fresh fruit of your choice or according to seasonal availability, raspberry jam and Devon Custard (repeat layers again to the top)
At the top of the bowl, pile on the lovely
**whipping cream (cool whip could work too) – maybe maraschino cherries on the very top!

**To 2 cups whipping cream – whip in ¼ cup of powdered sugar till stiff


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Yummy food Bernideen! That's always the way with good intentions for photos. I've eaten what I wanted to show before remembering I should have taken a picture. Oh well, a delicious description sometimes has to do.
Thank you for hosting.

Charlotte said...

The trifle looks so good! I think they are elegant and dress up any table. All your sweets look yummy and festive.

I know how easy it is to forget to take pictures when you're busy with an event. I get so mad at myself when I forget my camera or remember at the end of a special event to take pictures . Oh well, there is always next time:) I'm sure it was lovely.

Anonymous said...

Oh yummy! This has made me hungry! It all looks so delicious, and so very pretty. Beautiful pics.

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

Hi Bernideen!

More delicious goodies I see! I love English trifle and make a strawberry and sliced almond one each Christmas. So yummy! Hope you are enjoying the holidays.


Marilyn said...

Wish I lived closer so it would just be a 5 minute drive to drop in. Your recipes are so pretty and I'm sure they taste really yummy, too.♥♫

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hmm, that looks all so tempting. It makes really Christmas feeling. Thank you for sharing all the lovely recipes.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rizzi said...


parTea lady said...

Your Olde English Christmas Tea sounds like a wonderful event. What delicious looking treats, too. I'd love to sample some of that beautiful trifle.

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

Oh Bernideen! How I wish I had been close enough to visit! Lovely! Especially the trifle. And your decorations are always so lovely!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, yum, what I wouldn't give for a taste of all these great treats!