Happy Holidays!


christmas this year is rather disappointing coz i didn't manage to make any x'mas goodies. i was up to my elbows with orders even until the eve itself and these peppermint dark chocolate macarons you see here were specially requested by a customer, else i wouldn't hv anything festive to post. i had lotsa things in mind to bake actually - panforte, stained glass cookies, two-toned peppermint marshmallows and white choc rum truffles coated with four different toppings but in the end, i made none.

Apricot Eggnog
i did however make some apricot eggnog to go with these leftover macarons and to sip before bedtime. they turned out quite nicely without having to use too many egg yolks.

happy holidays and hv a blessed christmas everyone!

apricot eggnog (serves 4)
ingredients :
120g dried apricots
600ml milk
4 eggs (i used the yolks only)
1.5 tbsp honey
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp grand marnier liqueur or to taste
ground nutmeg, to serve

directions :
1. boil apricots with a little water (just enough to cover) until the apricots are soft and all the water has been absorbed.
2. place milk, eggs (or yolks), vanilla beans, cinnamon powder, honey & liqueur and mix well to combine. bring to a boil and mix in the apricots. blend with a food processor or hand blender until smooth.
3. ladle into glasses or mugs and serve with a generous dash of nutmeg before serving.

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