Tuesday, October 16, 2012

~Thanxgiving Table Decor Pg2~

Thanksgiving Harvest Table Decor Ideas

~Thanxgiving table decor - Pg1~

Thanksgiving is a seasonal holiday that comes with the warmth of fall season. Why not warm up your holiday table with a sensational centerpiece of autumnal decorations richly created and host your holiday guests with your sensible uncomplicated, unforgettable entirely new table look. Your favorite items from colorful napkins and attractive looking candles can inspire the overall look and set the table and mood. Here are several ideas to help you to create an inviting and sophisticated table without spending too much time or money. Enjoy the holiday.

~Coconut & Vanilla Balls~

Coconut & Vanilla Balls – A great recipe from Arabic Bites.
The original recipe called "Almond Balls
I will make them at Eid time :) with variations.

Serve with arabic coffee or tea.

For Coconut & Vanilla Balls:

Makes 100 cookie balls:

1 cup unsalted butter
3 Tbs. granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups shredded Coconut
1 tsp. pure Vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
2 cups confectioners sugar for coating

In a mixing bowl, cut the butter into pieces and let sit at room temperature.Chop the shredded Coconut into a coarse meal and set aside.When the butter is softened, beat in 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar with an electric mixer and cream together well.
Add the vanilla extract to the creamed mixture and blend in completely. Then, stir in the Coconut until evenly blended.
Use a blender attachment for the mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon , to stir in the flour, 1 cup at a time. Put the dough in a large bowl and continue mixing for a minute or
two with hands until all the flour is blended into the dough.
Shape the balls, by pinching a small piece and rolling gently in hands into a 3/4 inch ball. Place
on a ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until bottom is golden(Oven Temperature 325°F).
Remove tray from the oven and let cookies sit on tray for a few minutes.

Put the confectioners sugar in a bowl and slowly add the warm cookies to the sugar and gently
toss and turn in the sugar until coated. Place on a large tray to continue cooling for 5-10mins, then return to the bowl with the sugar and coat again. Set on tray to cool completely.
Store in an air tight tin.
Roll the cookies into the powdered sugar while still warm, to glaze and again when slightly
cool for a beautiful white coating.

*To make Almond Balls use blanched almonds and almond extract instead of Coconut & Vanilla.

*You can add any fruit inside the filling in the centre and roll the balls as well.
*You can add cocoa powder to the flour mixture and make varities in brown and white as well.

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