While the Deli is in it's reinvention stages, I thought I might use our blogspot to post recipes, news and other culinary related items! Also want you to comment and suggest, ask cooking questions, or anything else you'd like to talk (or blog!) about.
So, first the moving news.. We are finalizing the permits and plans and should be under way within a week. This building and renovating approval and permitting course is in the works! The dining room is bright and airy with lots of sunlight and Tuscan Gold walls. Our new kitchen even has windows! Hooray! A beautiful double glass door opens into our spot offering great light from the stained glass window by the front entrance. Sooo.. in a nutshell, the new digs are beautiful!
As many of you know, David's health has been precarious this past year. Whew. BUT we are winning and his surgery to finish treatment is Monday. Feel free to send prayers, well wishes etc his way.
With all this going on, I didn't get anything mailed out to our far flung family for Christmas. So this week, I have made two chocolate items. The first is an Italian Chocolate "Salumi". Sounds weird, huh, but its actually delicious. Dark Chocolate, Hints of Orange, Cashews and Almonds. The recipe and many other finds are on my Pintrest board "recipes of interest" by Krissy Fraser.
Italian Chocolate "Salami" or"Salume"
The second chocolate confection is a toffee with saltines as the base. Here's the handwritten recipe from my bestie Sharon BenDavid's mom.
Sharon's mom's wonderful recipe!
Spread soft butter generously on a foil lined sheet.
Lay saltines salt side up on buttered foil, which is now on a baking sheet!
Melt 1/2 C butter and 1 C brown sugar in a saucepan.
Bring to a bubbling boil, about 3-4 min over medium heat.
Pour over saltines as evenly as possible .
Sprinkle some nice coarse salt over. (I used pink Himalayan!)
Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 7 min.
Remove from oven and quickly sprinkle the chocolate chips over the warm cracker toffee.
Spread evenly as it melts.
Cut into wafers and munch happily!
Store in a cool place!
THANK YOU SHARON!!!
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