Amid the polar vortex, putting together a winter celebration will demand an extra effort when it comes to getting creative about dishes and beverages that may help keep your guests warm during your winter party. In this article, we’ll share 3 recipes that are perfect for this time of the year.
- Raspberry & Bailey’s Hot Cocoa
Hot Chocolate is a winter staple but if you’re having a party, the traditional hot cocoa with cinnamon may not be enough to please the needs of the party and the palates of your guests. However, you can give your hot cocoa a party twist by adding raspberry liquor and Bailey’s to it. Top the concoction with whipped cream. If you want to go the extra mile, serve them in shot glasses and add a maraschino cherry.
- Camembert & Pear Pizza Bites
Pizza is an all-time favorite but to turn your usual pepperoni and cheese into a gourmet party dish, try pizza bites with Camembert and pear, topped with a little honey and pepper. Take pizza dough, and cut it in bite-sized pieces. Instead of tomato sauce, paint the dough with honey and a dash of truffle oil. Then top the dough with camembert cheese and pear slices. Put the pizza bites in the oven and let it cook until the edges are golden brown. Drizzle the bites with more honey and freshly ground pepper before serving.
- Irish Coffee Chocolate Pie
- Dessert can make or break your party menu, but this Irish coffee chocolate pie is the perfect recipe for a party. You’ll need Oreo cookies and butter for the pie crust. For the filling, you’ll need double cream, unsweetened cocoa powder, Irish coffee (coffee with a shot of Irish whiskey) and sweet condensed milk. Mix the cocoa powder, the condensed milk, and the Irish coffee; then, whisk the double cream and once it forms firm peaks, fold in the chocolate and Irish coffee mixture. Pour de mix in the mold with the pie crust and let it chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours. You can decorate the pie with berries and whipped cream, and use a hot knife to cut and serve.
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