December 18, 2013

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Home-Baked Snowballs

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Recipe for Christmas Home-Baked Snowballs with white wine and Turkish delight
The aroma of homemade pastries reminds of the coming Holidays. The scent of vanilla, cinnamon and orange are a sure sign that the Christmas lights will be lit very soon. There are beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree at home. I wonder which one is for me? J

To put ourselves in a festive spirit and make as many indulgences as we can, a week before Christmas we start baking different pastries every evening, create the gift labels ourselves and decorate the rooms all the way to the stairwell. I love all these preparations!

I will share with you a recipe for delicious bite-size pastries. They're made with walnuts and white wine. I know this recipe from my mother and she knows it from hers. I keep it in a notebook along with other old recipes for homemade treats. J

Ingredients:

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Recipe for Christmas Home-Baked Snowballs with white wine and Turkish delight


A cup of cooking oil
A cup of white wine
A cup of chopped walnuts
1/2 cup of sugar (I use light brown sugar)
About 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Flour - as much as needed for a firmer dough. It is very easy to knead and doesn't stick to the pot or the hands.
150 grams (1 pack) of Turkish delight. You can replace it with pieces of walnuts or fruit lozenges.
About 200 grams of caster sugar for sprinkling

Cut the Turkish delight in pieces on a board sprinkled with caster sugar (it will prevent them from sticking.

Make little balls from the kneaded dough adding a piece of Turkish delight or walnut at the core. Arrange them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees °C until they turn golden. The sweets barely grow during the baking, so you can put them close together in the tray.

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Recipe for Christmas Home-Baked Snowballs with white wine and Turkish delight


While still warm, put the bites in a deep bawl and sprinkle them generously with caster sugar. Once they cool down you can put them in a glass jar. Under the fluffy blanket of caster sugar you can store the sweets in a box or jar for about a week. They'll be the perfect company for the coffee shared with friends. 

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Recipe for Christmas Home-Baked Snowballs with white wine and Turkish delight


You can also sprinkle them with dried red cranberries and serve them with a glass of white wine.

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Recipe for Christmas Home-Baked Snowballs with white wine and Turkish delight


A warm idea: Fill small jars with these tiny snow balls , decorate with red and green ribbons and you have adorable little gifts for your colleagues or neighbors.  

A Guide to Homemade Christmas: Recipe for Christmas Home-Baked Snowballs with white wine and Turkish delight


Mom

7 comments:

Antonella C'est moi said...

So delicious kisses

Sabina Rijal said...

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D. Vidal said...

great review.

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Not the healthiest but they certainly look enticing.
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Alina said...

This looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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Linda B said...

Mmm, looks yummy! I want to make them :)

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Alina said...

Delicious!

Thanks for the comment! :)

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