Matt here has a some instructions for infusing boozes, but it's pretty easy. Simply steep whatever your flavoring is (fruit, vanilla beans, bacon, etc.) in a strong liquor like vodka, rum or tequila for 3-5 weeks, strain and put in a pretty bottle!
Shellie A. Gades said:
Cornelia ~ I am intrigued by the "infused boozes" concept. Any references for looking up?
I made some dough ornaments for our Christmas tree this year. I was inspired from some old pictures at my boyfriend's parents' house and remembered making dough ornaments as a child. Used a basic recipe (4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1.5 cups warm water), painted them and then hung them up on the tree. I'm quite happy with the results. I think they'd be great for gifts but I just need to figure out who I could give them too!
@ Annie - at what kind of temp do you bake them?
I baked them at 180 C / 350 F for about 30 minutes. The pretzels have become hard but the hearts and trees are still a bit soft. If I were to do it again, I'd bake them at 200 C / about 400 F for a bit longer. I don't think it is going to be a problem, however, that they are still a bit soft because they are still very sturdy. I've also read that using warm water and kneading the dough for at least ten minutes can help to work out the gluten and help prevent puffy/soft "cookies".
@ Annie - thank you!!!
Cowboy candy for my nephews.
I made a few of my gifts this year! With the cold setting in and winter just days away, I'm longing for sunny days, warmer temperatures, and fresh flowers. So, I got inspired with a little bit of wire and some colorful beads. I made bouquets of wire flowers, and strung beads on the petals and used buttons as the centers. I'll post some photos soon! Looking forward to making some ornaments and jewelry, too.