Belongs to cokerlj VANOCKA -- Czech Christmas Bread 
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This is traditionally made at Christmas. Serve sliced with butter or toast it with butter…make French toast or bread pudding with leftovers!
For clear directions on making the braid, go to YouTube and look for Christmas Bread – Vanocka by Czech Cookbook. There will be an instructional video for making the braid. I mix mine different and add more raisins and additional dried fruit.

You might need to buy:
  • salt
  • large lemon for zest
  • egg yolks
  • melted butter
  • Golden raisins
  • cut up dried apricots
  • additional whole eggs to brush over braid
  • Sliced Almonds
  • granulated sugar + 1 tablespoon for yeast
  • milk
  • Powdered Sugar

Haven’t tried.
Like a cheese ball but sweet.

You might need to buy:
  • mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar
  • brown sugar
  • Vanilla wafers and/or graham crackers
Belongs to cokerlj Candied Pecans 

Haven’t tried.

You might need to buy:
  • pecan halves
  • water
  • egg white
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • white sugar

Haven’t tried…but good to know.
Makes a perfect, shiny glaze.

You might need to buy:
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • light corn syrup
  • almond flavoring OR flavoring of your choice
Belongs to cokerlj Peppermint Sugar Cookies 
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Might try a peppermint flavored sugar cookie glaze.
See my recipe in this book for “Best Sugar Cookie Frosting”.

You might need to buy:
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • powdered sugar
  • egg yolk
  • egg whites
  • peppermint extract
  • finely crushed hard peppermint candies
  • additional powdered sugar for rolling
Belongs to cokerlj Nesselrode Pie 
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This was a very popular pie in the 1940-50’s. Mother made it special for Christmas. You don’t hear of it very often these days.

You might need to buy:
  • rum extract
  • cherry juice
  • maraschino cherries finely chopped
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • pecans finely chopped
  • bitter sweet chocolate grated

Haven’t tried.
Daughter-in-law, Eileen made something similar once and it was great.

You might need to buy:
  • sugar
  • mayonnaise
  • crushed pineapple drained
  • whole berry cranberry sauce
  • chopped pecans
  • cool whip
  • cream cheese softened

Haven’t tried.

You might need to buy:
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • water
  • -
  • FILLING:
  • raspberry jello
  • hot water
  • whole berry cranberry sauce
  • sour cream
  • -
  • TOPPING:
  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • small marshmallows
  • whipping cream
  • ground walnuts
  • sifted flour
  • CRUST:
Belongs to cokerlj Sugar Cookies 
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These are good for rolling out and cutting out shapes.

You might need to buy:
  • eggs well beaten
  • sugar
  • shortening
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • & 1/12 cups flour
  • vanilla
  • milk
Belongs to cokerlj Czech Pecan Sandy Crescent 
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Old recipe. Handed down through the generations. The crescent shape has some religious significance but I don’t know what it is.
I DOUBLED THIS RECIPE…IT MADE A LOT!

You might need to buy:
  • nutmeg or cinnamon
  • flour
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • & 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • extra powdered sugar