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Old 12-21-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
 
Holliday Treats

I just finished up some gingerbread dough and put it in the fridge to set. Never made gingerbread before but hopefully they turn out!! I'm just going to cut them round and make some royal icing to ice snowflakes on them with a ziplock. I had no idea molasses smelled so bad, though! Whew!

Anyone else baking Holliday goodies?
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
 
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Those sound yum! I'll be baking 5 or 6 rum cakes like I do every year.

If I don't show up without them, I'll be tossed to the curb :)
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
 
I bake a lot. The dough really smells like butt so I'm curious to see how they taste.

Are rum cakes "alcoholic"? Or does it bake out? Sounds like something to try but I'm pregnant and can't have alcohol for almost another year. /:
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
 
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I bake a lot. The dough really smells like butt so I'm curious to see how they taste.

Are rum cakes "alcoholic"? Or does it bake out? Sounds like something to try but I'm pregnant and can't have alcohol for almost another year. /:
LOL with the dough smell

The amount of actual rum in a slice of this cake wouldn't be anything to worry about IMHO.

But it depends on how comfortable you are with even the smallest amount of alcohol.
There's 1/2 cup in the recipe for the cake and then 1/4 cup in the glaze.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:09 PM   #5
 
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My aunt used to make rum cake before she started to buy the stuff from the store, lol. Now she makes things like apple pie, cupcakes, chocolate covered tangerine slices, and chocolate chip cookies. Lots of other people bring random desserts,too.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #6
 
I might look up a recipe and try it. (: I'm sure the hubby will enjoy the rum I don't use, lol.

The gingerbread cookies sucked. I looked over the recipe I was using and realized it was basically flour, water molasses and spices. Not sure why I didn't see that and realize they would suck. I found a sugar cookie/gingerbread recipe I am going to try today. Hopefully that turns out better.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:35 AM   #7
 
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I might look up a recipe and try it. (: I'm sure the hubby will enjoy the rum I don't use, lol.

The gingerbread cookies sucked. I looked over the recipe I was using and realized it was basically flour, water molasses and spices. Not sure why I didn't see that and realize they would suck. I found a sugar cookie/gingerbread recipe I am going to try today. Hopefully that turns out better.
I'll post the recipe here for you when I get back on my own computer (sneaking on hubby's while he sleeps at the moment).
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:03 AM   #8
 
Awesome! Hubby is already excited!
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:16 AM   #9
 
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Rum Cake Recipe

Here you go: Let me know if you make it and how you like it.

Rum Cake
1 box moist yellow cake mix
1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding
4 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup light rum
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Butter and flour a bundt pan, add chopped pecans
to bottom of pan. Mix all other ingredients and pour into pan.
Bake @ 350 for 40-50 mins. (time depends on how hot your oven runs - start testing after 35 mins.)
Test for doneness and cool in pan on rack.
When cool, take out of pan and poke holes in top of cake (i use a straw). The bigger
the holes, the more glaze will seep into the cake.

Glaze
1 stick butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup water

Melt butter in med. saucepan. Add sugar, rum and water.
Simmer over med. heat stirring occasionally until it thickens slightly. It will thicken
more as it cools. Pour slowly over rum cake until cake absorbs most
of it. Scoop up glaze from outside and middle of cake and spoon
over the top.

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Old 12-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #10
 
I'm gonna be making it in an hour/hour and a half. Hubby is making a rue right now so he's in my way, lol.
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