Holiday Open House: Fabulous Appetizers and Small Plates for a Crowd

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:15-9:00 PM

What better time of the year than the period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s to invite friends for a festive open house. For this demo class Betty has chosen a tempting selection of appetizers perfect for a holiday menu. She’ll give tips for making dishes ahead and show you how to add extra special garnishes. You’ll sample pork tenderloins roasted with garlic, herbs, and crushed fennel seeds, and learn how to make a showstopper savory Gorgonzola cheesecake. Roasted sugar snap peas will be served with a sesame dipping sauce, and mini sweet potato flans will be topped with crushed pecans, orange peel and watercress. Curried cashews will complete this delicious menu.

Instructor: Betty Rosbottom

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Roast Pork Tenderloins Rubbed with Crushed Fennel Seeds, Garlic, and Rosemary

Roasted until fork tender, these tenderloins are sliced and offered with a delicious Cornichon Mayo and Toasted Ciabatta Bread

Savory Gorgonzola Cheesecake with Grapes, Figs, Apples, and Grilled Toasts 

Prepared with a walnut crust, and a creamy  Gorgonzola and mascarpone batter, this savory cheesecake is baked in a spring form pan, unmolded, and surrounded with a cornucopia of frui

Roasted Sugar Snap Peas and Scallions with Sesame Dipping Sauce 

Sugar snaps are oven roasted in only 5 minutes and then arranged around a bowl of sesame dipping sauce. Toasted sesames seeds and scallions make simple garnishes.

Petite Sweet Potato Flans Topped with Crushed Pecans, Orange Peel, and Watercress

Baked in mini-muffin tins, these extra-creamy, savory flans are topped with toasted pecans, grated orange zest and watercress

Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Red Grapefruit Toasts

A trio of flavors from unexpected ingredients--the saltiness of smoked salmon, the smoothness of avocado and the citrus accent of grapefruit-is a winning combo

Curried Cashews

Cashews roasted with curry and other spices and combined with raisins make perfect nibbles for the holidays

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