Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas

Just because I want to go completely overboard!

I am pretty sure I am going to do a version of cake pops for xmas for the kids - but instead of cake, I am just going to do chocolate truffles as it is easier. Bakerella did some beautiful ones.
I also want to do mini apples. BUT, do I do the caramel apples from Meet me in the kitchen ?

 or I could do the mini caramel apples at From glitter to gumdrops ?

OR should I do the mini chocolate apples from Zuppas ?


Which would you do?


I will be doing the appetisers for Xmas Eve dinner. So I think I have decided to do this
^Bread, Smoked Salmon, Salmon Roe, tiny bit of spanish onion and a shave of truffle (olive pictured but that is too phallic). Parsley to garnish
^Bread, Camembert, grapes and parsley to garnish.
 ^bread, ham and cucumber.
^bread, prawn, slice of lemon and aioli.

5 comments:

Cwm Goch Chronicles said...

I'm pinching your prawn,aioli bread idea. Christmas eve is at our place this year too and I'm starting to pull together ideas.
Dessert will definitely be a 'Buche de Noel' (yule log) as that's our tradition, though I'm looking for another as well so there's a choice. If you find anything in your travels not requiring expert skills, but that looks amazing let me know! (I know you are the person to ask!)
:)

Cathode said...

Pinch away! I have stolen them all myself :)
Will keep my eyes peeled for a dessert for you. What are you looking for? creamy? fruity? decadent? cold? hot?

Cwm Goch Chronicles said...

Cold I think (less fuss) and could be decadent just not too much work as the buch is a fiddle. It's also pretty rich so I was thinking i might do Annabel Langbein's grilled fruit with icecream, or a peach fool (with our home-made honey & cinnamon yoghurt).
Else a mousse, but the buche will already be chocolate. Yeh, plenty of thoughts, no decisions! So fresh ideas always welcome!

Cathode said...

OH, you know what is just divine and perfect for a hot day, really easy to do and looks great in a clear glass bowl, or even a champagne slipper glass or a martini glass ....
Blueberry sorbet with fresh blueberries!
I got mum a special glass set that has a glass bowl inside a glass with a stem. The main glass holds crushed ice, and the inside cup holds the sorbet and you sprinkle fresh blueberries over it.
This isn't mine, but they come out like this
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PxYJlZCSj7Q/TFoGLOce03I/AAAAAAAAArA/ZOE-sUg6CnM/s1600/IMG_5531.JPG
^you'll have to cut and paste.
Most supermarkets sell it now, I think Coles stocks Azzura Gelati which make a lovely one (nb: there was a recall earlier this year but it was due to inadequate labeling of dairy or something).
Or, as you have a thermo ... make your own sorbet and add fresh fruit to it :)
Or, do grilled pineapple with a mango sorbet
Here is a pic of mixed sorbets and grilled pineapple
http://www.fotosearch.com/bigcomp.asp?path=STF/STF003/641571.jpg
and here is one of just grilled pineapple and mango sorbet
http://www.fotosearch.com/bigcomp.asp?path=UNE/UNE001/u28283790.jpg

Actually, there are a heap of great sorbet ideas on their other page here
http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/lime-sorbet.html

(sweet) stephanie said...

Love it!!! I'm so excited for the holidays!