Friday, December 9, 2011

Edible Gift No. 6 & 7

Edible Gift No. 6

Sugar Plums
           Finely chop 1/4 cups toasted almonds in a fod processor with 1 1/2 cups each prunes and dried apricots, 3 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of orange zest, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/3 teaspoon of nutmeg. Roll into balls, then roll in course sugar.

Edible Gift No. 7

Nut Clusters
        Cook 1 1/2 cups sugar over medium heat, swirling the pan but not stirring until dark amber, about  10 minutes. Off the heat, stir in 2 tablespoons of butter and 3 cups salted mixed nuts. Pour onto an oiled baking sheet; seperate into clusters and let harden.

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