Sunday, December 20, 2009
Burp!'s Holiday Sweet Kitchen (and no, it's not more ice cream!)
Fortunately, we have been doing more than simply resting on our laurels for the last few weeks. Our Christmas shopping is done (yes, done!!), we've ordered our standing rib roast for Christmas day dinner, and we just finished wrapping our gifts. Oh -- and we did manage to whip up a nice big batch of chocolate covered cordial cherries.
These delicious tidbits have become a holiday tradition at our house. And we couldn't envision Christmas without them. As of this year, we've been making them for twelve years running.
The cherries soaked in brandy for over a week this year, so these little gems are packing a bit of a punch.
Of course, if you're not a fan of cherries, you could make another one of our favorites: Layered Peppermint Crunch Bark. This stuff is hauntingly similar to the stuff you can buy at Williams Sonoma, without the hefty price tag. A full recipe of this stuff would cost you about $50 at WS. The ingredients to make your own will cost about $12. Yeah, trust me. It's worth the effort.
So, it's back into the kitchen with me...
In the meantime, I just want to take the opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Very Merry Christmas! I hope that your celebrations are filled with incredible joy, the company of your favorite people, and plenty of delicious food. And if we don't talk before the new year, may your 2010 be blessed with all that was good in 2009, and then some!
Recipe: Chocolate covered cordial cherries
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