Friday, May 8, 2009

Progress thus far....

As promised, here is my cooking update for the housewarming party tonight.

I started working with the sweets first .. they are more fun to make (and eat) and they take way longer! First up, chocolate covered cheesecake lollipops (inspired by a post by The Blissful Bride). I started with this
And this (I didn't have lollipop sticks so I used straws .. I am a little worried they won't be strong enough to hold up but we shall see)
Then I used a melon baller to thoroughly destroy the cheesecake and turn it into little lollipops which promptly went into the freezer to harden up.
Then I set up my ghetto double boiler (as seen below) to melt the chocolate.
Check it ... who doesn't wanna lick the bottom of that bowl?And I dipped each pop in the chocolate and voila ...
I might drizzle them with some white chocolate later ... but in the meantime, while I still have melted chocolate to use, I move on to my next dessert Chocolate Covered Wine-Soaked Figs. The dried figs have been soaking in red wine since yesterday ... see they got all plumpy ...
I just dipped them in the chocolate and popped them in the fridge to harden. I'll show more of these later.

And finally dessert number 3 ... Chocolate Truffles, starting to see a theme here??
First I made the ganache (super easy, just hot cream and lots of chocolate).
Then I poured the ganache into a glass container and put that in the fridge to harden up as well. In about an hour, I will take it out and form the truffles.
When they are made into little circles I will be topping each truffle with either pistachio or almond which I crushed in my food processor.

More to come soon ....

1 comment:

holly p said...

everything looks delicious!