Welcome to the 3rd installment of 10 days of art and recipes! Each day I'm sharing a recipe that I think you'll enjoy during the holiday season - one from each of the 10 calendars.
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Cooking with Friends, 2011
In 2011, the 3rd year of calendars, I made another change in how I gathered recipes. And it's all because I broke my ankle. Seriously! In June I had a clumsy fall in our living room and broke all 3 bones in my ankle - that slowed me down! I had lots of time to think about the calendar project and had this crazy idea: wouldn't it be fun if I featured my friends' special recipes. So I asked if they'd share, and was thrilled when they said yes! That's when we changed the name to "Cooking with Friends."
The recipe I've included today is from Judy Witt Camp. Oh what memories I had when I got her recipe for Pralines, a Christmas tradition in the tiny South Texas town of Bishop where we grew up. She lived in Santa Fe in 2011, and this painting is influenced by the New Mexico missions and luminarias common in Texas and New Mexico
"Christmas Mission" by Claudia True
available in prints of various sizes
Judy's Traditional Christmas Pralines
Mix together 2 cps sugar and remaining ingredients, cook over a medium fire. While this is cooking, add 1 cup sugar in a heavy skillet (cast iron works great). Cook until caramelized (liquid will be the color of a penny). Add this to the first mixture slowly, stirring constantly, cook until it reaches soft ball stage on candy thermometer. Remove from heat and beat until firm (watch for the shine to turn to satin). Using 2 teaspoons, drop candy onto wax paper. Store in air-tight container.
Here are the front and back covers of our 3rd calendar - the first to feature recipes by my friends.
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
Please forward to someone who might enjoy a good recipe for Pralines, or a painting of a Spanish mission with luminarias for Christmas.
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.