Saturday, November 24, 2007

A little late, or a year early

I seem to be a little behind in my recipe sharing. I posted my bloody finger recipe a couple of days after Hallowe'en, and now I'm presenting these special turkeys two days after Thanksgiving. Let's say I'm a year early for fall 2008.

The turkeys are constructed as follows.

Ginger snaps
Melted chocolate
Butterscotch morsels
Red hots
Candy corn

The close view shows how the ginger snap is the basic structure of the turkey. The glue that holds everything together is melted chocolate. The bon-bon is the bird's body, the candy corn its feathers (I'm sure there's a name for them, as well as the red thing under its chin). The nose (Linda, our pet person is now groaning at my pitiful animal vocabulary) and the feet are butterscotch morsels.

If you do it right, they'll stand proud; if not they'll lean over or have crooked feathers, but in any case they're fun to make in a group on the day itself [thus my excuse for not having photos ahead of time].

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day, with food and crafts! I'm going to try to post Christmas crafts before December 25 -- what a concept.

[Photos by Ariana Stephenson Ramos, UC Santa Cruz student and seriously good photographer.]


Ann Parker said...

Yum! I'm wondering if something similar could be done on a Christmas theme...
Melted chocolate for glue. What a concept!
-- Ann

Camille Minichino said...

What a delicious challenge, Ann.
I'm picturing marshmallow snowmen with layers of white chocolate glue ...

Cryptoman said...

Maybe "Frosty the Snowman" could come down the chimney and melt into a dish of chocolate chips, resulting in a Christmas Shake?

Kathryn Lilley said...

Santa Claus with a bon bon tummy? Ho ho ho,


Linda O. Johnston said...

Can't say I know all the names of body parts either, Camille--other than the turkey wattle. But sounds adorable--and tasty!

Anonymous said...

Much improved recipe, as compared to the fingers! Great photography, too. xoxoxo