The best thing about Christmas is...food! and more so...treats!
You can eat without guilt anything that the health gurus disapprove. Buttery cookies?...checked; warm alcoholic beverages?...checked; super sugary cakes?...you bet ; and, the main reason why I still celebrate Christmas is...chocolate! -and sweets-
As I started couple of years to learn how to make chocolates...it is something I really enjoy. During the year I take couple of courses with Master Greg Hook. The classes are expensive for me...so it is a double treat. Last year the chocolate batch was eaten at home with family (the wife) and friends (the wife's). This year I did a slightly bigger batch so I could share with these weird people that are closer to me, or at least annoy me year round.
To crown my Christmas bonanza, the current wife gave me a fantastic Traditional Mexican Candy recipes of an author I like (please don't ask...it's not your business) and after reading some recipes I already do, I realized that the book is good. The first fire test was to make "jamoncillo" which is a Mexican version of fudge. In my native country you buy them from street candy vendors (I miss them so much!) or high end specialty stores. I love them, the wife does too and, believe it or not...even my Canamex son likes them too!
Today is not a recipe post. It's a sharing post. Sorry...
PS...the name Chocochristmas I just made up...but knowing Starbucks or s huge company like that...sooner than later they will make it theirs.
|After the cooking and baking...the prep mess|
|Gingerbread shortbread with chocolate booties and "jamoncillo"|
|The setup in a nice ceramic mini loaf mold|
|The semifinal lineup|