Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Day is for Chocolate and Cherries

I love chocolate and cherry combined. It doesn't matter if its in a richly colored piece of jewellery or a culinary delight. I thought I would share some delectable offerings with you of both types.



Chocolate Covered Cherries


Ingredients

  • 60 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound chocolate confectioners' coating

Directions

  1. Drain cherries and set on paper towels to dry.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine butter and corn syrup until smooth. Stir in confectioners' sugar and knead to form a dough. Chill to stiffen if necessary. Wrap each cherry in about 1 teaspoon of dough. Chill until firm.
  3. Melt confectioners' coating in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Dip each cherry in by its stem, and place on waxed paper lined sheets. Chill until completely set. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best after 1 or 2 weeks.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love Chocolates & Cherries! Yuuummmmiiee!

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