Liquored cherries dipped in chocolate, great for Valentine´s or just to show your beloved how much (s)he means to you!
You need TIME. So think waaay in advance when making these, at least ten days for preparing them (better 15) After they are done you can keep the cherries for about a week (they never last that long here!)
Step 1: Ingredients
Fresh cherries, as many as you think you will need, this time I used about 20
A bottle of white rum (half for the cherries half for the cook)
Dark chocolate for dipping. I used Callebaut´s but any good quality one will do. The darker, the better. One cup.
Cellophane paper in pink and red, cut into squares about 3" per side.
Some kind of container(s) tins, boxes, whatever catches your fancy
Shreded pink tissue paper (china) hearts, confetti....
Step 2: Putting the cherries in the rum and TIME...
Put as many cherries as can fit and fill the jar with the rum, right about now you can ahve either a mojito or a rum&coke whatever gladdens your heart!
Leave the cherries undisturbed for ten to fifteen days in a dark place, under the sink maybe?
When you see them next they will look pale and the rum will be dark and fragant! do not worry the cherries somehow get their color back when dry
Step 3: Gathering your stuff
Ribbons, shredded paper, I used pink... ;) and th cellophane paper, red goes underneath and pink in the outside...
Chocolate, two pans the better to melt it, and either a silicone pad or waxed paper to put you creations to dry