Friday, December 14, 2012

The Rosiethon Keeps Rolling On. Day 6. Nut And Berry Bark.


It's Day 6 of the annual Rosiethon.
I'm making one of the favorites -
Nut and Berry Bark.
To be specific,
Pistachio and Cranberry Bark.

Nut and Berry Bark

3 cups shelled, raw, unsalted pistachios
3 cups dried cranberries
2 1/2 pounds white chocolate, finely chopped

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place pistachios on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
Remove from oven.
Set aside to cool completely.

Place a steamer basket in a medium saucepan filled with 1/2 inch of water.
Bring to boil over moderately high heat.
Place cranberries in basket, cover, and steam until soft and moist, 3-4 minutes.
Transfer berries to a towel and blot dry.
Let cool completely.

Put white chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.
Stir occasionally until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Reserve 4 TB each of the brightest green pistachios and the cranberries.
With a rubber spatula, fold the remaining nuts and berries into the chocolate.
Divide mixture in half and turn out onto 2 10 x 14 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Using an offset knife, spread the mixture evenly in the pans.
Refrigerate until hardened.
Break bark into pieces.

Cranberries into steamer basket.

Pour onto kitchen towel.

Blot dry.

To break up the white chocolate pieces,
I put a little bit of the chocolate in a plastic bag
and beat with a rolling pin.

Place the chocolate in a double boiler
and melt over medium-low heat.

Nice and creamy.

Add in nuts and berries.


Divide mixture in half.

Spread out evenly into two pans.

Refrigerate to harden.

Break into pieces.


Mel said...

I have updated my grocery list. I have to make this!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Mel, this is EVERYBODY'S favorite.