the last time I've been bakin' a LOT of christmas goodies and sweet tooth treats:) and I though to show you two special recipes (really simple - I promise you!:)) with using the a bit stronger but sweet and delicious egg liqueur (not really the same thing like Eggnog but similar:)) from Verpoorten - which I was lucky to get as a review product!:)
Here my Verpoorten Goodie/Special Review Gift*:) - Thank you team Verpoorten!:) for giving me the chance to try out your egg liqueur for my baking treats!:):
Durin' I was baking I've learned, that this egg liqueur/kind of eggnog by Verpoorten is really smooth, has a great "middle"-thickness and a really light pastel yellow shade!:)
Product packaging/design review:
Verpoorten's egg liqueur has a classic, bold gold sign and lux' finish glass bottle - which is a great present durin' the winter/christmas time for your family too!:) (If you're over 18 in Europe or 21 or older in other countries like the US! Or if you're using it as I'm using it for baking - where the alcohol "blow out"/disappear and just the aroma/scent still stands!)
1. My "Snow Balls" recipe:
2-3 cups of crushed/grinded almonds (without the peel!), 1 tsp. of vanilla, 2-3 tsp. of powdered sugar, 3-4 tsp. of Verpoorten's egg liqueur, 1/2 cup of crushed/grinded ladyfinger/sponge finger, 1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted) and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. 1/2 bowl crushed coconut for garnish and dark bitter chocolate with a hint of peppermint oil*
1. Put the peeled and grinded almonds, vanilla, powdered sugar, Verpoorten's egg liqueur, crushed ladyfinger and cinnamon in a bowl. 2. Add the melted coconut oil and blend it well with the almond/ladyfinger mixture until you get a smooth consistency. 3. Put it into the fridge for about 10-15 min. to get a middle thickness and hardness and create small "Snow Balls" and dip it into the grinded coconut and garnish it with the dark peppermint scented chocolate. Your own "Snow Balls" are ready to be eaten!:)
2. My personal creation of "Baked Apple Wonder Tarts":
What you'll need for your "Baked Apple Wonder Tarts" (full amount 12):
1 package of pre-made organic handmade swirl dough (Strudelteig in German:)), 1-2 tsp. of vanilla sugar (not necessary - just if you would like to have it extra sweet:)), 1-2 cups of raisins, 1-2 peeled sweet sour red fresh/autumn apples, 1/2 cup grinded coconut, cinnamon or other winter spices (like Hot Apple Cider), 1-2 tsp. of Verpoorten egg liqueur and 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice! For topping prepare a bowl with 1/2 milk and 2 tsp. of Verpoorten egg liqueur.
1. Put into your 6 or 12 muffin pan the prepared handmade swirl dough and put it aside. 2. Preheat your oven on middle heat and put into a bowl your fresh cut apples, raisins, (sugar), cinnamon (or like I've used Herbaria's Hot Apple Cider spice), fresh squeezed orange juice, Verpoortens egg liqueur and coconut. 3. Blend it well and put it in 1-2 tsp. into each muffin swirl dough "tart". 4. Put it into the oven and remove it after 15-20 min. after the tarts got a little "golden tan" and you see, that the dough is ready to be served. 5. Apply a small amount of powedered sugar to create a lovely "snowy" texture!:)
I'm absolutely amazed about my 1st kind a like "Apple Strudel" tarts and wish you a great night!