Elegant Affairs’ recipes featured on Upscale Living Magazine Online

Having our traditional servings for the holidays is fantastic! however, if you feel that you want to serve something different, then here is the perfect recipe for you, a Roast Goose/Hen created by Elegant Affairs Caterers, a flavorful and an easy meal to put together which your family and friends will love.

( 2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 2  Cornish hens
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses

Directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350F degrees.

Clean Cornish hens, blot with paper towels to remove excess moisture and add to a Pyrex dish.

Sprinkle the skin with a generous amount of kosher salt and pepper.

In a small to medium-sized high sided non-stick skillet add pomegranate juice, vinegar, and molasses. Gently whisk together and simmer over medium-low heat. Mix it continuously until it’s the consistency of honey. Watch it, it can burn easily.

Add the Hens to the oven and cook for about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and glaze with pomegranate/vinegar/molasses mixture. Add back to the oven, cook for 15 minutes more and glaze once again. Glaze one final time after another 15 minutes.

Remove the Cornish hens from the oven. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees

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This delicious Wassail punch is the perfect drink to serve at your holiday party or even for breakfast on Christmas morning. I bet you will enjoy it! Courtesy of Elegant Affairs Caterers

( 6 servings)

Ingredients

  • 6 small apples, washed and cored
  • 1-quart cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, crushed
  • 2 pinches ground cloves
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3-4 Tbs  Sugar, to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Score the apples and place in an ovenproof tray and roast for 60 minutes, or until the skin is soft and starting to split.
  3. Heat the cider in a saucepan over low heat and add cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Stir well and heat through until the liquid starts to foam.
  5. Add the lemon slices and roasted apples, and give the liquid a good stir
  6. Add sugar,  – add it gradually and taste as you go along.
  7. Serve hot.

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Duchess Potatoes recipe is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Here is the recipe that will leave people wanting seconds! Courtesy of Elegant Affairs Caterers

  • 2 ½ pounds  potatoes
  • 6 large egg yolks, room temp
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temp cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup heavy cream room temperature
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated romano cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and arrange the racks to divide the oven into thirds. Prepare 2 baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper and set aside.

Wash and peel the potatoes and slice them into 1-inch chunks. Place the potato chunks in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Generously salt the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer potatoes until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Drain the potatoes in a colander and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with an electric mixer until smooth. Then mix in the egg yolks, one at a time, with a rubber spatula. Add the butter, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir until well combined.

Transfer the potato mash to a piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star piping tip. Pipe 12 round mounds onto each prepared baking sheet leaving space in between each mound. Sprinkle the mounds with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake both sheets for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops of the potatoes are a light golden brown.

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