CHRISTMAS APPETIZER: SANTA’S SOCKS
The perfect salt free fanciful idea to bring joy to your tables.
This Christmas will be a bit different but no less special. I wanted to share with you this Christmas appetizer with the hope that it will bring joy to your tables whether you are alone, whether you have the opportunity to celebrate it with some family members or friends because it is precisely in the moments that seem most difficult that it’s necessary to focus on the little things that can bring us happiness.
You must know that for Dave & I, Christmas is a very special time… it’s a period full of very strong emotions… of joy but also of pain… We are known as the crazy elves of Christmas because every year, armed with polystyrene and cotton we decorate our house and transform it into a small Christmas village all to ourselves. While every year our village changes and transforms itself and embraces us with lights and colors, we cannot forget to think of that special person who suddenly passed away on the eve of the first Christmas that Dave and I spent together…
It was like a bolt from the blue that totally changed our life.
Right from that moment Dave and I understood how important it is to live life to the fullest day after day and we began to enjoy even more the little beautiful things that we had around us anyway and how, in the darkest moments of life, we can, however, find something that can give us joy and trigger a smile on our face.
2020 has been a whirlwind for everyone… a year that has upset plans and habits … but this does not mean that sadness will have to take over these days… So here I am with a funny idea to tease the appetite on holidays. A few simple ingredients for a guaranteed result.
Are you ready to knit some Santa’s socks? We will start from the procedure step by step and after all, as usual, you will find the summary card with all the doses, ingredients, utensils, etc that if you want, you can always keep with you… Just use the form to request the PDF file ready to print.
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Take the even number of tomatoes, and start cutting an oblique line at about 3/4 of each tomato.
We couple the two parts trying to find some cherry tomatoes that are more similar in diameter.
ATTENTION: when we cut the tomatoes we must make sure to cut half dose near the tip and the other half near where the tomato sticks to the plant.
We fix the two cherry tomatoes with a toothpick, paying attention to put “vertically” the part that sticks to the plant while “horizontally” the tip.
Put the mascarpone cheese in a bowl and with the help of a spoon or electric whisk, we whisk it until it becomes a homogeneous cream. We take a pastry bag with a star-shaped spout and with the help of the spatula we insert the creamy mascarpone cheese inside.
Prepare the pink peppercorns in a little cup, the chives cut into small cylinders into another one, the Datterino tomatoes socks, and the pastry bag with the mascarpone cheese.
With the pastry bag create a horizontal line in the upper part of the sock.
Sprinkle some pink peppercorns and chives to create a small garland… and here you go… the Santa’s sock is ready. You can serve them lying on a plate or inflected in a polystyrene cone. Whatever your choice, it will be a fresh and light Christmas appetizer that will tease your appetite on festive days.
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