Montag, 27. Dezember 2010

All the christmas sweets...!

Most of the time I don't like to show the things (even the sweets) before the arrived at the persons they are thought for. So here we go with my christmas sweets. But some of them are adaptable for other occasions.

Like my zebra brownie! Just a normale brownie with dark chocolate and a "brownie" with white chocolate baked in an open jar. After baking I instantly closed the lid (Yes, it is hot, be careful!) so it will be durable for a long time. Not that brownies are really durable... that is against their nature of being tasty ^^ The brownie will get a new consisty compared to a traditional one because most of the moisture stays in the jar. It is a little bit more creamy... don't know how to describe it better. But a little bit like a new kind of brownie.

The little zebra pictures I found at Karens graphics fairy. I printed them out the day she showed them on her blog. I didn't know what I wanted to do with them then but just starting to make the brownies all came together quite well. I put the zebras either on old book pages or black cardboard. Sometimes I went other with my sewing maschine with some red thread...

And the most important thing to add: Hot coffee! You can either eat the brownie like it is or warm it up in a water bath or the microwave (without lid!). And to a hot brownie... mh.. you could just add some vanilla ice cream, don't you think so? ^^

 The next sweet was an idea I had while talking with a friend. Snowball apples!

Just use organic apples which were grown without the use of pesticides. I mean you want to eat the apple skin! Wash the apples and put a wooden stick in them. Just cover them with melted white chocolate and cover it with desiccated coconut. All the little flakes...!

I love the look! A snowball!

In a nice wrapping... :)

And of course I had to make some melting snowmen! There were so many in the last linking parties that were so adorable and cute that I couldn't resist.

I just made cookies out of shortcrust (does it really say shortcrust in english for this kind of dough?). The icing is powedered sugar with lemon juice (I love that taste!). The heads were marshmellows which were for 15 to 18 seconds in the microwave at 600 W. The faces and co were painted with a sugar paste.

And now please forgive me... I just added too many fotos of the cookies here! ^^

9 Kommentare:

  1. Oh, I LOVE this ... images and baking ... the perfect combination. I love cakes in a jar, the cake is always so moist and spongy and the snowman are adorable! Your tags are 'the icing on the cake' for such sweets.

  2. I love the melted snowman cookies! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for stopping by my blog. I am now a follower. You have a great site! I can see myself getting lost here for hours. :)

  3. All three look incredible! The snowmen are just about the cutest edibles I have ever seen. Love your zebra tags!!! I hope you sent me a brownie.

  4. ROFL love the snowmen! Calvin and Hobbes would be proud of you.

  5. I never heard of brownies in a jar before °__°; Did you cut them into shape to fit them into the jar?
    And the snowmen are too cute <33 What a great idea! I'll have to try that next Christmas!

  6. Thanks ^^

    No, I baked them in the jars. I needed some adjustments from the original recipe regarding to the time and temperature and ended up eating too much by myself trying to get the perfect consistency ^^ I don't want to see brownies for some time anymore!

    But won't be the last time I made them. I can give you the recipe if you like with all the comments about the potential problems arrising ^^

  7. I love the melted snowman cookies! Found you via Steff and am your newest follower! :)

  8. Hehe, poor you :'D
    But that be so awesome! Thank you <3

  9. ach gottchen wie niedlich - die traut man ja gar nicht zu essen - wenn sie so dahinschmelzen :o)



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