If I were to tell you that this is my last Christmas post for the season, what would your reaction be? I imagine there are two schools of thought among my readership. The first being sadness because you would get an I.V. drip of yuletide if it were available. The second being happiness because you are fed up with everything Santa. If you find yourself in the first camp, welcome my friend. If you are in the second camp, this is a place of peace and merriment so you should just get the hell out. Alright, now that I’ve done some vetting, I am going to reveal to you my ultimate secret to a killer Christmas celebration. Listen closely, I am only going to say this once. Excess. Yes, the key to my bad-ass, this-is-the-best-holiday-ever Christmas party is excess.
Excess. Seems simple enough, right? Well actually… yes, it is pretty simple. Whatever you had planned, double it. Made a picturesque honey-baked ham for the night’s entree? Throw some bacon bits on that thang! That double chocolate ice cream for dessert? It could clearly use some hot fudge on top! Oh you put out a bowl of caramel candies? Take those babies back to the kitchen, deep fry them, dip them in molasses, sprinkle them with candied nuts, and then deep fry them again. Are you following me here? Think Willy Wonka on Kringle crack. Excess. So, to help you on your quest for being the host with the most, let me offer you a recipe for the most unnecessary dish your holiday table will every be graced with: Rose Ginger Ricotta Delights. That’s right, I’ve created a dessert palette cleanser for your already unreasonably decadent sweets table. Say it with me slowly, ex-cess. Serve these after your opulent entree and before your gluttonous dessert to really dig in your talons of awesomeness. Without further ado, here’s what you need…
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon of rose water
1 tablespoon of ginger syrup
1 tablespoon of honey
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
Optional: Peppermint shot glasses (can be found at most craft stores in the ‘baking’ section)
Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly until a smooth cream is formed. Pour the cream into a ziplock bag, seal, and cut off a small corner. Pipe the cream into the peppermint glasses (or any small appetizer dish), garnish with a mini cookie, and enjoy!
Nothing embodies the true meaning of Christmas like an excessively decadent dessert table, am I right? In all sincerity, from my family to yours, we wish you peace, joy, and love during the holiday season!