Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Sweets!

For many, Christmas is their most favorite holiday of the year and I made quite a load of goodies this year. First, French Macarons in three colors and flavors. The green one is filled with ganache, the red one is filled with hazelnut cream, and the gold one is filled with light caramel cream. I made five dozens and some extra for a Secret Santa dinner that us girls were having. The girls' macarons were packed in cute little chinese to-go boxes. =)

Secondly, Dr. Mike requested that I make four dozen Xmas themed cakeballs for him as a gift to the nurses he works with at the hospital. He requested them to be red velvet in flavor.

Next, sweetheart Kim, requested that I make anything that I wanted for her and her family. I suggested the Pumpkin Cheesecake since it was a big hit at the Thanksgiving party and also it was the perfect flavor for the holiday. =)

Lastly, Pecan Nut Bars! Have you ever had this craving to make something, no matter what time it is during the evening? That is what happened to me last night haha... My best friend John, brought over a pecan bar that his love made and one piece just didn't satisfy my craving... I wanted more! So at 10:00 PM last night, I decided to make some. After it was done baking, you're suppose to let it cool and harden over night in the refrigerator. Not me, I immediately cut myself a piece and ate it while it was still warm. MY GOSH it was sooo good! Today I cut them all into bar pieces and drizzled them all with bittersweet chocolate which gave it a balance in taste. I still have a lot if any of you would like some haha. No really, I'm not kidding.

You can tell that this piece was cut while it was still warm... Look at that caramel, its like its melting down the crust... MMMmmm