Holiday Recipes from the GoodTrust Team
For many, recipes are traditions and represent shared memories with loved ones. So it's important that, similar to the way we prioritize physical items, we include the intangible, like the holiday recipes you've learned and perfected over the course of your lifetime.
Here's a few fun ways to ensure your best recipes get passed down to the next generation!
1. Record a Future Message
With GoodTrust's Future Message you can either type in your recipe or record a video of yourself going through it. Whether you want it to be sent to your loved one today or after you pass away, you can ensure that it'll be accessible to your family for years to come.
2. Add it to your Docs & Notes
Within your GoodTrust dashboard, you can add important Documents or Notes, accessible by your Trusted Contacts at the time of your choosing. Any document or note you upload will be stored as long as your account is active. Just be sure you've added at least 1 Trusted Contact, which can be a friend, family member, spouse, etc. that you trust to give access to your important information.
Now that you know how to preserve your food legacy, here's some inspiration you can add to your list. Check out some Holiday Recipes near and dear to our team's heart! Be sure to bookmark this page and keep an eye on our social media, so you know exactly when we update our list with a new food. And if you have any spectacular recipes you think the world should know about, tag @mygoodtrust on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Lopez Flan Recipe
Andy Lopez, VP of Business Development
12oz Can Carnation Evaporated Milk (do not use off brand)
Eagle brand 14oz can of condensed milk (try to use this kind)
5 Large eggs or 6-7 small eggs
1 8oz brick of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Pure Vanilla Extract (do not use imitation vanilla extract it turns bitter)
A spectacular bottle of wine to drink while baking
Open wine and pour a glass.
Heat oven to 350°F.
In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, melt sugar until completely dissolved. Watch carefully so it does not burn. You may swirl the pan to stir. Remove from heat when it is a dark golden, amber color. About 15 minutes (This is exhausting but worth the effort).
Carefully pour caramel to 8-cup heat-proof mold, (I use a smaller Pyrex pie mold or a rectangular mold) quickly swirling to evenly coat bottom before caramel hardens, make sure you coat to the edge of the top of the lip so it doesn’t stick; set aside.
***The mold needs to fit inside a second pan or baking dish that will be filled with water so choose wisely***
In medium mixing bowl, using a blender (I use the ninja blender), blend together cream cheese and eggs until smooth. Whisk in condensed milk and evaporated milk until smooth and combined. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared mold with caramel; Place mold in larger, deep pan. Pour enough hot (not boiling) water into larger pan, until water comes halfway up sides of flan mold to form bain-marie. (Baño De Marìa)
Transfer pan to oven. Bake until flan is set (thin knife, toothpick or spaghetti noodle inserted into center will come out clean), 40-45 minutes.
**do not undercook**
Remove flan mold from pan; Let sit until cool. Transfer flan mold to refrigerator until chilled, at least 2 hours. To un-mold, run thin knife around edges of flan (you should see the caramel on the edges and it will spin easily). Invert onto serving plate. ENJOY!
Ashlee Hunt, Social Media Marketer
2 ounces of Pomegranate Juice
(any brand works, I usually use POM)
1 teaspoon of simple syrup
(equal parts boiling water and sugar, chill before adding)
4 ounces sparkling water OR ginger ale
(if using ginger ale, should not need syrup)
A few ice cubes
1 lime wedge OR lemon wedge if you'd like
3-5 mint leaves for garnish
Directions: Muddle the syrup, mint leaves, and lime wedge in a glass. Add ice cubes. Add pomegranate juice, syrup and sparkling water. Add a few mint leaves, few pomegranate seeds for garnish. ENJOY!
Raclette (Melted Cheese)
Daniel Sieberg, Chief Content Officer + Co-Founder
1 lb of raclette cheese ( found at most grocery stores, I usually go to Whole Foods)
1 lb. cured meats like ham, prosciutto, salami (compliments the cheese well)
3 medium potatoes
About 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 baguette, sliced
Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add about 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Put them over high heat until the water boils (uncovered). You'll want the potatoes to be semi-tender, enough that you can stick a fork through. This usually takes around 5-10 minutes.
Once potatoes are finished, drain the them and put them back in the pot (reduce heat to low), covered to keep warm for the cheese.
Preheat the oven to 400°.
I recommend using a cast-iron or enameled cast-iron frying pan of some kind if you don't own a cheese melter. Place the pan in the oven to warm for 5-8 minutes. Add raclette to pan and cook until cheese is hot and evenly melted, so about 5 minutes.
While the cheese is melting, set the table with curated meats, sliced bread and any other vegetable or fruit you'd like. Olives, cherry tomatoes and garlic tend to pair really well with the cheese:)
When the cheese is ready, use a spatula to slide it over the potatoes and ENJOY!
Heidi Lawrence, Chief of Staff
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semi sweet chocolate
16 ounces white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
3/4 cup crushed candy canes
Step 1 Place the semisweet chocolate chips in a medium bowl and microwave for 30 second increments until melted. Stir until smooth.
Step 2 Spread the chocolate into a roughly 9″x 13″ rectangle on a piece of parchment paper. Place the chocolate in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
Step 3 Place the white chocolate chips in a medium bowl and microwave for 30 second increments until melted. Add the peppermint extract and stir until smooth.
Step 4 Spread the white chocolate over the semisweet chocolate layer. Top with candy canes. Let harden in the fridge for about 20 minutes, then break into pieces and serve. ENJOY!
Thanks for Reading!
We hope you enjoyed learning a few unique meals to add to your own holiday menu! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday from the GoodTrust team.
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