Christmas Eve dinner with the family up in LA. We were charged with bringing dessert, so I made two things.
1. Chocolate Cherry Heering Truffles. I figure everybody would want a little truffle with coffee after dinner, and I've never tried to make them before. It was easy, but very hands-on:
2. A lemon mascarpone tart with an almond lavender crust. The lemons are from my grandparents tree, and the lavender is from my parents garden. Doughs and crusts are a challenge for me, but I think this one turned out ok.
I'm about to put on my party dress and hit the road. I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday!