Yeeha it’s a double whammy today, two recipes to tempt your tastebuds and get you cracking on the last minute Crimbo preps.
Here is my homemade Irish Coffee Liqueur (faux Baileys) and Party Spiced Nuts that I’ll be doing on BBC Radio Scotland this morning.
Homemade Irish Coffee Liqueur And Party Nuts
Everyone loves a liqueur at Christmas time and this one is so easy to make your friends will be begging for the recipe and demanding you make it for them every year.
IRISH COFFEE LIQUEUR (see foot of post for recipe)
SPICED PARTY NUTS
These are perfet party fodder as well as a welcome addition to a festive hamper.
1 bag mixed nuts from supermarket
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon curry powder
Pinch of cinnamon powder
Pinch of ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 egg white
Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas6 fairly hot oven. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Whisk up the egg white till frothy. In a separate bowl mix together all your dry ingredients.
Pour the nuts into the egg white and make sure all coated. Spread them in a single layer on the oven tray and scatter over your spice mix. Bake for approximately 5 minutes until the nuts are golden and smelling amazing. Let them cool and store in airtight container. Will keep up to 3 weeks.
Have a great day
Homemade Irish Coffee Liqueur
- 250 ml/1 cup whisky
- 400 ml tin of sweetened condensed milk
- 250 ml/1 cup whipping cream
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Whazz the whole lot up in the blender and pour into pretty bottle. Store in the fridge and use within 1 month. Make sure you write this on the gifty label. Drink ice cold or over ice or pour a little over good vanilla icecream.
- Cost is about £3.50 per 1 litre.
- This will keep in fridge for up to 1 ½ weeks. Give it a shake before pouring.