Hi all! Over the coming weeks I’ll show you recipes for these, but right now, I would just like to show you pictures from a private wine/dessert reception that I made the desserts for this past weekend.
One of the goodies I made were ooey, gooey, chocolately Brigadeiros, a Brazillian candy which I took the liberty of making more chocolaty and less sweet as well as adding some vanilla to.
These are some of the tins that I used in making three kinds of tartlets…
The tartlets were Peas in a Pod, where I made a fresh blueberry pie filling and put a couple of berries on each of the tartlet shells,
Scheherazade, which I adapted from Flo Braker’s Sweet Miniatures, a tartlet with candied craisins (sorry Flo; fresh cranberries were not available; besides, I actually liked the craisins :) and pomegranate seeds,
and Poirettes, also adapted from Sweet Miniatures, a tartlet with tons of flavor going on – pear, almond, rum (just a teeny bit), vanilla, lemon, apricot, and chocolate! It came together beautifully…
Pardon the funky picture; I can’t get the blog to accept the rotated picture. The Poirettes are in the middle with Cinnamon Twists (made out of a cottage cheese pastry dough!) surrounding them.
In addition to the tartlets, I made several cookies. Drei Augen, also adapted from guess where? :) yep, Sweet Miniatures, are an almond, shortbread german cookie (the name translates to three eyes) with a raspberry jam filling (sorry again Flo, I’m not a currant person so didn’t think I’d like currant jam in them. I’ll try it sometime when I’m not making them for a reception). I made four desserts for the reception from her book ’cause it was so perfect for this kind of event. However, beware there are a few errors in the book :( Still a wonderful book tho!
The Drei Augen are the cookies around the outside. In the middle are TCT bites, a triple chocolate torte made into bite-sized cakes. Mmmmmm good! :)
Cream Cheese Thumbprint cookies I adapted from a recipe that I got from my aunt many, many years ago. I’ve always loved these cookies, but have never done them as thumbprints before. I wanted to add some color to them tho so voila!
Last of the cookies were a plain shortbread cookie, which I liked so much when I made these from thekeenancookbook.com, that I decided to use them here. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture of them tho :( I also forgot to take a picture of the salted, burnt caramel flavored chocolate coins tho I put some in the freezer so I’ll still post these later. I originally got the recipe from foodwishes.blogspot.com video recipes.
And the little boy showing off the cheesecake cookies with his hand? My youngest munchkin…