While I love BBQ it's not the only thing I cook. I like to try out various things and especially desserts. I like to find new things I can feed my friends and family.
This time of year I like to make and play with desserts. One dessert I make every year is biscotti, the recipe is from The Joy of Cooking pg 834 (in my edition). This year I received some 3.4oz dessert cups from Cambro to do try some things with. So once again I got to play with my food.
For the dessert cups I had a few ideas of thinks that they could be used for.
- Bloody Mary shots with a garnish of burnt ends
- Shrimp cocktails
- Oyster shooters
- Fruit trifles
- Pudding trifles
- Fruit cups
That's just a few of the ideas. I decided to do a small, but rich, trifle for one test and banana pudding for another.
- Whipped cream (homemade almond flavor)
- Chocolate chips
- Kiss candy
I took a few Oreo's and crushed them up. I packed some in the bottom of the dessert cups and then put whipped cream with chocolate chips mixed in on top of the Oreo's. I topped that with some more crushed Oreo's. I then put a dollop of whipped cream with out chocolate chis in it on top and topped it all with a Kiss. I put a dark chocolate Kiss on mine and peppermint Kisses on my family's. They were a hit.
|The Winter trifle.|
I used the recipe from Virgil's BBQ cook book for the banana pudding. I took the cups and put one Nilla wafer in the the bottom of each. I then added the banana pudding on top with a layer of chocolate chips and then topped it with whipped cream and a dollop of meringue. It was all sprinkled with crushed Nilla wafers. It was another fabulous dessert but it didn't need the chocolate added.
|The Banana Pudding.|
Every year I make biscotti around Christmas. This year I made dark chocolate chip and a white chocolate chip types. They take a little work and some time to complete but are well worth it. Sadly, they are gone now. Here is a little picture essay of the process.
|Ready to bake... the first time.|
|Fresh out of the oven ready for slicing.|
|Ready for the second bake.|
|Drizzled with chocolate.|
|Dipped in chocolate and Heath bar.|
That's my fun with dessert so far this year. try some of them out or share what you've done. and Have a Merry Christmas and a Harpy New Year!
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