Golden milk actually uses milk, no it’s not another item claiming to be the life-giving elixir that is milk, as in from a mammal. (This is coming from a wife of a dairy farmer). Golden milk has been used for 100s of years as nourishing drink that reduces inflammation in the body and boosts your immune response. It uses milk, turmeric (raw or a paste), cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. I added a pinch of cardamom and sweetener to make this a treat even my kiddos would love. The warm hue of the milk is comforting, and you really can’t taste turmeric, so think of this as a spicy and sweet warmed up milk. Perfect on this rainy day or as healthy and satisfying after dinner drink.
- 4 Tbsp Ground Turmeric Powder
- 1/4 C Water
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- 6 Cups Fresh Milk
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp Pure Maple syrup or Honey
- A pinch of Cardamom
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
Add turmeric powder and water in sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk until thickened about 5 minutes and add black pepper.
Making a Turmeric Paste
Adding Cinnamon- No not this much!
Stir in milk, add sweetener of choice, vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom. Cook until warmed through and serve! Visit Pete Postma and Sons for more info on our dairy.
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These persimmon and pomegranate cookies are for when you really want to share something special during the holidays. So many people I shared these with had fond memories or persimmon cookies during the holidays. This cookie surprises as it has a little twist. I use persimmon and pomegranate . I use my Christmas Jam in these, and this recipe is a snap if you already have the jam on hand. See my recipe and make extra for gifts to go along with these cookies. Persimmons and Pomegranates are two very special ingredients, that is very expensive at the stores, but I was lucky enough to have a neighbor with an ancient Pom tree as well as a long-standing persimmon tree up in knights ferry. Make your holiday extra special by making these cookies! The cookies freeze nicely, and kids love them as well! Glad I wrote down the ingredients when creating this recipe, and hope you will enjoy!
Yield: Approx 20 Large Cookies Time: 45 Minutes
- 1 C Butter
- 1 1/2 C Sugar
- 1/2 C Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Yogurt ( Try my Recipe to make your own!)
- 1 1/2 C Christmas Jam
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 4 C Flour
- 2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 3 Tsp Cinnamon
- 3 Tsp Nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375 F. Sift Dry ingredients into bowl and set aside. In bowl of mixer add butter and sugars, cream on high until light and fluffy. Add jam and yogurt, mix until smooth. Adding one egg at a time, beat at low speed until just incorporated.
Hint: Batter can be clumpy, its best to not over mix eggs, they will mix once dry ingredients are added.
Slowly add dry ingredients, taking time to stopping to scrape sides, adding 1/3 of dry mixture at a time until just blended together. Drop large rounded spoonfuls onto parchment paper 1 1/2″ apart. Bake for approx 12 minutes. Do not over cook, cookies are done when edges appear golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired. Happy Holidays!