HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!!Hello my sweet friends!
Yesterday, December 27th. was my mother's birthday and she was just a very young 83 and she looks wonderful! I made a table for a tea party for her with most of the things she has gifted me throughout the years, since she came to Ecuador from the USA, around 20 years ago. Although she's given me so much more lovely things I cherish, like my beloved tablecloths, runners, doilies crocheted by her; specially because they came from her and will be passed on to my two daughters, as well.
I totally forgot to mention that my grandmother's birthday was also Dic. 27th...that is my mom's mother as well, and we used to celebrate the two of them! My grandmother couldn't believe it when she gave birth to her "only" beautiful girl! Mother is an only girl and so am I.. funny, right?
Anyway, I hope you like mother's birthday tea party table in her honor.
http://twirlandtaste.blogspot.com..they don't look pretty as hers, but they are yummy! They're called Butter Cookies Thumbprints, a recipe she shared from her mother.
|Mother also gifted me a few years ago for my birthday, this adorable nutcracker.|
|Here is the Limoges salad plate for the entree, which will be a Quiche Lorraine.|
|Than, after she gave me the short nutcracker for my birthday in October.. a few years ago, she gave me for Christmas that same year, the tall nutcracker too.|
|I arranged the center piece with some faux holiday flowers on the antique French bowl from Alejandro's grandparents..which is the same color of the Limoges plates.|
|She also gave me, again, for another birthday.. the holiday butter dish at your right.|
So here you have it, my mother's 83rd. birthday tea table for today, although her birthday was yesterday, the 27th. of December, but I had just come from spending Christmas with our daughter Sofia and her family. I did the baking before I left to my daughter's and frizzed it.
Thank you in advance for your sweet and generous comments you always leave me..they're so appreciated.
Again, lots of thanks to the gracious hostesses for the great parties they hold every week.
1 1/2 tsp. yeast
2 Tbls. warm water
1 cup milk
6 Tblsp. butter
1/3 cup sugar
3 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 golden raisins
2 tsp. grated orange or lemon peel
In small bowl, stir together yeast and warm water; let stand 5-10 minutes, until foamy. In small saucepan,combine milk, butter and sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, until butter melts and sugar dissolves. In large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Stir in yeast mixture. Gradually add milk mixture, blending at low speed in the K. Aid with the hook attachment..or in whatever machine you prefer. Increase speed to medium and add eggs, one at a time. Stir in raisins, and orange peel. Generously grease Kugelhopft pan, (or any other bundt pan). Spoon dough into prepared pan. (dough will be sticky). Cover with oil plastic wrap and a towel. Set in a warm place to rise until doubled, about 2 hours. Heat oven to 375F. Bake 15 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and continue baking for 15-20 min. longer. Remove from oven and cool 5 min. in pan. Invert onto cooling rack and cool completely. Dust with powder sugar before serving.
"You could even make toast from the slices and rub butter on them for breakfast, it's like a sweet bread."
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