Sorry there are no pictures - I'm not making them until tomorrow!
Bring 2 c of water to a boil.
Add 1 T plus 2 t of baking soda
1 c shortening
2 c sugar
1 qt. (4 c) buttermilk
In a separate bowl mix together:
5 c flour
1 t salt
4 c 100% bran flakes
2 c 40% bran flakes
Mix everything together with the soda water.
Stir in 1 c chopped dates
Bake at 350 for 18 minutes.
Another traditional thing that we eat for dessert each Christmas Eve dinner are the Dream Pies. You can find the recipe on the back of a DreamWhip box. I'm also making those for my in-laws this year!
What are your traditional holiday eats?