December 23, 2008

Precooking for Christmas Dinner Vol. 2

Today it was time to prepare some more parts of my planned 7 course Christmas dinner. I cooked vegetable stock and made the decoration for the dessert: chocolate roses. I found a great tutorial in the Cake on the Brain blog. I never thought that would be so easy to model with chocolate and so much fun!

3-4 carrots
3 celery stalks
1 small piece of celery
1 leek
1 big onion
1 clove
10 black peppercorn
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bunch of parsley
200 ml white wine

2 l water
1 teaspoon olive oil

Heat oil and roast halved onion until golden brown. Add chopped veggies and let it stew for 20 minutes. Add wine and let it reduce. Add clove, thyme, parsley, peppercorn and water and cook for another 20 minutes. Sieve and it is ready to use, or freeze. It is important to know if you cook vegetable stock, do not cook it longer than 45 minutes.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That rose it splendid! Wow!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!


My Taste Heaven said... are really talented!
the chocolate rose rocks..!

Merry Christmas and Happy 2009 !

My Taste Heaven

Anonymous said...

Kunstwerke ! schöne Weihnachtstage !

SZINTIA said...

Szia Chriesi!

Meseszépek a csokirózsák! Nagyon ügyes vagy!:)

Békés Boldog Karácsonyt!

Puszi: Szintia

Shari said...

Those chocolate roses are pretty! I bet your Christmas dinner was fabulous!

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