Pistachio & White Chocolate Mousse “Cake”

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P1000085_1Brownie base:

  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate (60% cacao)
  • 2.5 oz butter (5 tbsps)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

Melt the chocolate and butter over a simmering pan of water.  Remove and add the sugar and salt and mix well.  Add the cornstarch and mix well.  Add the eggs and mix well.

Pour into a greased (and parchment lined bottom) springform pan.

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White Chocolate Christmas Drops

White Chocolate Christmas Drops

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12 oz. (2 cups) chopped white chocolate or bits

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped pistachios

1/4 cup candied orange peel – optional

Melt the chocolate over simmering water.  Drop by generous  teaspoonfuls onto a silpat lined or buttered baking sheet.

Immediately put some cranberries, pistachios and peel on top.  Gently pat down to adhere.

Let completely set – can do in the refrigerator or at room temp.

Store in an airtight container at room temp for about 10 days or freeze in a well sealed container up to 2  months.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

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2 cups soft butter (1 lb)
1 cup sugar
4 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
6 oz chopped good white chocolate
1-1/2 cups dried cranberries

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended, Add the flour 1/3 at a time and blend well.

Add chocolate and cranberries and blend well.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a prepared (silpat or parchment or very lightly greased) cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for about 14-15 minutes or until slightly browned on the edges. Cool completely before removing.

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