Sunday, November 21, 2010

sweets

i have decided that dropping pies on the
 abandoned and soiled (dinner) table-tops
isn't going to cut it this year
so
i am having a 
sweets table
which means
i can't just serve pie
and there has to be a variety of tastes
creamy, crunchy, chewy, citrus, chocolate
warm, cold
and visual intrigue

apparently
feeding 20 people 
isn't stressful enough
as it stands now
my sweets menus is this

pecan pie
pavlova with lemon curd and cream
chocolate torte
shortbread cookies with almond glaze
clementines
assorted nuts in shells
figs stuffed with walnuts
homemade chocolates


holy smokes
as i see it written here, i realize
i've gone overboard
yet again

i have a brother
that is the picture of health
and nary a sugar or fat
shall pass his lips
except for these
my peanut butter cups
which i have 
formed into turkeys
in a post modernist
close one eye and look at it
 in a darkened room 
kinda way
peanut butter turkeys
(printable recipe)
molded chocolate oval cups
bittersweet chocolate ganache
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup +/- powdered sugar
piped chocolate "tail feathers"
fill the cups about 1/3 of the way with cooled but still runny ganache. place in refrigerator to cool completely.  mix together the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar. add more powdered sugar to taste and to get the right consistency...like a firm cookie dough.  remove the cups from the refrigerator and place an mound of peanut butter on top of the ganache--forming a rounded top. cover with a layer of ganache and pop in the tail feathers.  let cool at room temperature or in the fridge if you are pinched for time.

5 comments:

  1. Christy,
    I love this idea we did something similar on Canadian Thanksgiving I did Tarts they worked out so well I am doing all tarts for Thanksgiving at the lake.

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  2. Wow... that is a lot of desserts. And I really love the peanut butter turkeys.... so cute.

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  3. Those turkeys are SO cute! You can never go wrong when adding chocolate to peanut butter :) Good luck with making all those desserts and by the way, how do I get an invitation?:)Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  4. I'd love to be at your house and eat dessert for dinner! WOW!

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