Langley Family Christmas: Stealth owner scores with sweets

Denise Watkins

Owner of the Vancouver Stealth

English Toffee

This is the best English toffee… Our family traditionally makes this at Christmas time and we can’t get enough.

1 c butter

1 c sugar

1 t vanilla

½ c slivered almonds

1 c chocolate chips (semi sweet)

½ c sliced almonds

Combine 1 c butter and 1 c sugar in pan stirring hard until melted. cook to hard crack – 320 degrees on a good candy thermometer. Add vanilla and 1/2 c almonds then spread on a 9 x 13-inch cookie sheet with a silicone sheet, or non-stick spray. Immediately top with chocolate chips and spread the melted chocolate. Top with remaining almonds. When cool, break into pieces. Keeps well in a plastic food container or tin for quite a while.

Great Family Eggnog

6 egg whites beaten stiff with sugar

1 pint heavy cream beaten stiff with sugar

6 egg yolks

1 pint milk



Cognac or whiskey or bourbon

Beat egg whites stiff with sugar to taste. Beat whipping cream stiff with sugar to taste.

Beat 6 egg yolks with 1 pint milk add sugar/vanilla to taste. Fold together all three bowls. Serve with a shot or less of liquor (optional) in a cup top with grated nutmeg.

We keep liquor on the side, that way everyone can enjoy the eggnog doctored or not.

Orange Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Filling: Combine one envelope unflavored gelatin, ½ cup sugar, ½ t salt, ½ t cinnamon, ½ t nutmeg, and ¼ t ginger in a saucepan. Blend in 2 egg yokes and 1 ½ t grated orange rind. Add 1 c evaporated milk, blend. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Chill until mixture just begins to set and is barely cool. Stir in one 1 lb. canned pumpkin. Set aside.

Beat 2 egg whites until stiff. Gradually add 1/2 c sugar, continuing to beat until stiff and glossy. Fold into pumpkin mixture.

Prebake pie shell at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Spoon into pie shell.

Chill until set.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Child airlifted to hospital after crash in rural Langley

Jaws of life were used to cut off the roof of a car and free its occupants from a two-car accident.

LETTER: Medical care in Langley and beyond deplorable

The shortage of family doctors shouldn’t exist. Who’s really to blame?

LETTER: Langley has water in its chemical supply

A homeless man in Langley questions what’s being put into the public drinking water.

LETTER: Langley needs to find balance between construction and destruction

One letter writer calls for review of Murrayville development, saying trees need to be preserved.

Langley netminder makes ‘unbelievable’ saves in draw against Seattle

Trinity Western University women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 draw to Seattle, while boys fell 2-0.

VIDEO: Mustang Roundup in Langley attracts car lovers from all over

A car show dedicated entirely to one model of Ford drew admirers and collectors to George Preston Recreation Centre.

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

More than 800,000people have been displaced by floods and landslides

IndyCar driver Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash

IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was taken to a hospital

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Most Read