Marcipan and pistacio confections

It was a close call this year – Again... I almost had to spend my New Years eve by myself. I had decided not to celebrate when suddenly one of my closest friends called me. She and two of my best friends were going to celebrate at her place, nothing big, just cosy up with a few good films. And now they wanted me to come too. Few words can describe how cheery I suddenly felt, but to come close I imagine it will be a perfect evening!

They had planned a rather simple, though delicious dinner: Tenderloin with potatoes and some kind of sauce.
I'm kind of a snob... Don't get me wrong I really like tenderloin and I love taters (potatoes), but I'm going to try and do some kitchen magic. Nothing big! I'm just going to make a starter. Salmon rolls with horseradish and maybe serve a good glass of white wine to it. Then I've decided to make mushroom sauce for the meat and the taters. Maybe I'll make a small salad of some sort. I've got a few ideas, but little time to decide since I'll do the shopping today!
Of course they asked me to do the dessert with the note: ”We have ice cream, if you don't feel like making anything”.
Ohhh but I'm going to show them dessert, I am. My friends will not eat ice cream on New Years Eve!

However, I can't post anything about the dessert till I've made it - You know, judged the outcome and so on. Looks are important when it comes to cakes and creams!
So instead I've decided to post a much delayed guide to my favourite confections:
Pistachio and Marzipan Confections.

They're very simple, too! You just need to roll out marzipan rather thinly (about 4 mm), then cut them into circles in whatever size you would like your confections to be (I use a sherry glass for this) and put a little dot of pistachio marzipan in the middle. Then fold the circle over the half so it's a half moon and dip in melted chocolate. You can refrigerate them to make the chocolate dry up faster, or just let it happen slowly on the kitchen counter.

So they're rather quick and considering that we were three hungry children in the family it may have been a reason to why they became the traditional Christmas goodies in our kitchen (;

Belated merry Christmas!


My First Post and Christmas Time!

So... Where to begin?

This is my very first post, and I have to admit that it does feel slightly more restless than I had originally planned for. But here I am, Saturday morning, with a cup of tea and my pink laptop, determined to actually post this!

My mother tongue is Danish and until recently I felt rather secure speaking English, too. I've had my fair line of A's in English, but just a few days ago, my teacher gave me a shiny dead-heavy D. A D! I wonder what could've happened.

I'm considering it a wake-up call. Arrogance is a simple curse. And now that it is out in the open I'm going to forget it. It's my first D, and I'm determined it'll be the last, too!

I'm not going to surprise anyone when I say that it is Christmas time! In fact, it has been since October, when the first stores started selling Christmas candles and ornaments.

Just a tad too early? I know I think so at least!

I'm usually quite the winter's helper, I just love Christmas! But this year? I'm not in the mood. It's been a rough month school-wise. I have a rather important, rather large, essay coming up. Maybe it's not school that's the problem. Maybe it's the fact that my dearly beloved sister is moving from home some time after Christmas - It could be several things. But it's a shame really. So now I picked up the Christmas cup, and yes, the tea I'm drinking is Christmas tea. You wouldn't think I'm not in a christmasy mood!

However, I feel that the Christmas spirit is, ever so slowly, sneaking up on me. Until it's completely over me, which will make me jump around the house in my red dress singing Christmas tunes, I'll go eat my homemade confections.

Mmm, pistachio.