RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Bubbly Drinks to Ring in the New Year

The only requirement is bubbles!
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December 23, 2015
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Here we are, at another friendly installment of Recipe of the Week. Last week was the Great xoCookie Swap (show me what you made!), and the winner was a batch of savory, not at all sweet, cookies from one Ms. Miz.

FOOD PORN LIVES

I'm not super into sweets and desserts, so I'm planning on trying my hand at Martha Stewart's ham and gruyere cookies. They sound like they would be delicious.

http://www.marthastewart.com/3...

(also recently I discovered the transcendence that is baked brie. a baked brie recipe article would be soooooo *drools forever*)

Instead of reprinting the entire recipe from Martha Stewart, I'm just gonna let you click on over to her site for it. (It's kind of long and also that feels kind of like stealing.)

A few notes though:

  • I didn't have a pastry bag or a 1/2-inch star tip, so I just used a plastic bag with a corner snipped off. It all worked out okay.
  • I didn't chill them before adding the cheese cubes. I let them cool a bit, squished the cheese in the centers, and broiled until the cheese melted. (This was about four minutes. If you go this route, keep a close eye.)

Anyway, I think everything worked out just fine.

They were light and tender, texturally similar to a popover, with an egg-y, somewhat breakfast-y flavor to them. These would be equally at home at a cocktail party or at brunch. My stepdad ate like, five.

Miz gets a trophy for bringing these tasty treats to my attention, and that trophy is the song that is currently stuck in my head (it has nothing to do with cookies or food, but isn't that the way they say it goes?)

Next topic! I'm about saturated with Christmas-related recipes, so I'm moving on to New Year's Eve. I believe that the most important part of that evening is not what you eat, but what you drink. I only have one rule about New Year's Eve drinking: BUBBLES.

The beverage can be a glass of Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco, a cocktail made with one of the three, or even a glass of sparkling cider if you are not imbibing, but there has to be some sort of gas enclosed in a sphere of liquid. (Technically, I think bubbles are just "cavities" when they're still inside the liquid, but this is something I'm remembering form Thermodynamics and I almost failed that class.)

ANYWAY. Give me your favorite sparkling beverages. There are no ruled except my one rule, though extra points will be given for beauty. (Have you had an Elizabeth Taylor? They are purple!)