…and just in time! Whew – I made it just in time for the 12 days of Christmas to actually begin. Here is the 10 Lord’s a Leaping recipe.
Day 10 – 10 lords a leaping…hmm, tricky. In fact I think this was the most difficult one for me, and yet I ended up with three suggestions.
I made a Quiche loosely based on a Quiche Lorraine, but I added little smokies (chippolatas) in pairs to represent lord’s legs…the girls loved the Quiche, but were less than impressed by my attempt at representing leaping lords. Maybe I should have stuck with Poor Knights of Windsor. They are lords after all and Windsor is the town I was born in, so I have a fondness for the place. Or, my favorite, the cocktail I found called – wait for it – Lord’s a Leaping, not one for the girls though!
Here are the three recipes – you pick…
Lord’s a Leaping Quiche
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Place bacon in a large skillet, and fry over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then chop coarsely. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry shell.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
- Place little smokies in pairs around the edge of the Quiche to represent lord’s legs…….or not.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and bake an extra 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Allow Quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.
Lord’s a Leaping Cocktail (haven’t tried this – want to…)
Method: Dry shake (no ice!)
50ml Merlot red wine
15ml Martell VS cognac
15ml Chocolate liqueur (white)
10ml Grand Marnier
5ml cinnamon syrup
Garnish: Orange zest with cloves
Served in a wine glass