Ottumwa Life Holiday 2018 - Page 15

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice your baguette and bake it for five minutes. Remove and set aside. Cut pomegranate and remove the seeds. Set aside. Stir together the goat cheese and honey until smooth. Taste and add more honey, if desired. Spread goat cheese on sliced baguette and top with pomegranate seeds- about 1 teaspoon per slice. Slice rose- mary leaves into thirds and sprinkle on top of the pome- granate. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze and serve. Orange Cinnamon Balsamic ½ cup balsamic vinegar 3 heaping tablespoons sugar 1 small cinnamon stick Half an orange, zested In a small saucepan, heat balsamic vinegar just to a sim- mer and add sugar, cinnamon and orange zest. Allow to sim- mer 2 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook another 10 minutes. Discard the orange and cinna- mon and allow the vinegar to cool before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. — Juliana Goodwin FROZEN CR ANBERRY MARGARITAS 1 (12 ounce can) frozen cranberry juice 1 can jellied cranberry sauce 1 ½ cups of tequila ½ cup, plus 2 table- spoons of fresh lime juice 6 tablespoons of Grand Marnier 3 ½ cups ice This makes a large batch, so you have to split it into two batches in the blender. Add half the ingredients to a blend- er and blend until smooth. Then transfer that to a large pitcher. Repeat and transfer the other half to a large pitch- er. Stir and serve immediately. — Jane Hightower via her third cousin, Juliana Goodwin CHRISTMAS YULE LOG CAK E This is a very fun and decorative cake to make for the upcoming Christmas season! This first thing I did was make a chocolate sponge cake or chocolate Swiss roll cake in a full-sheet cake pan. You want to try to keep the cake somewhat thin, maybe around half an inch thick; this makes it easy to roll up. After the cake has been cooled, make a butter cream icing and add crushed peppermint candy to the icing. This adds some nice color and also a nice flavor to the cake and icing. Spread the icing across the cake length ways. After you have the icing spread across the cake, slow- ly start to roll the cake up into a spiral. Once you have it rolled up, wrap with wax paper or Saran wrap and put in the freezer until very firm. After it has firmed up, bring the roll out and unwrap it. Cut a piece of the roll off and place on an angle on one side of the roll to look like a branch off of the log. Now you can make a chocolate butter cream icing to ice the whole roll/log. Don’t ice the ends of the roll; this way you can see the spiral of the roll. Take your icing spatula and run through the icing to make it look like the bark on a tree. The log can be garnished or deco- rated any way you want with seasonal colors, like fresh raspberries, straw- berries, mint leaves, pecan halves, wal- nuts. — Mark Fisher, CWPC, Indian Hills program director of Culinary Arts More specialists. More solutions. MORE EXPERTS NEAR YOU. MERCY CLINICS OTTUMWA I (641) 683-0800 FAMILY MEDICINE I INTERNAL MEDICINE I PHYSICAL THERAPY A NEW LOCATION TO BETTER MEET YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS! 522 N. Hancock St., Ottumwa HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!