Admittedly, this year I am really early with christmas and winter wonder land feeling. Especially of the white glittery winter, there is still nothing near in sight. But guys, we have only mid-november… *cough*
Gingerbread and co. have been available in supermarkets since the end of August. Crazy.
Although I still see people walking around with frozen yoghurts and t-shirts, day after day I am more excited for the christmas season. Why fight vehemently against it? Nope, I’m giving it my all this year.
Plus I think anyways that it’s totally ok from november. Riiiight. 😊🌟🎄❄️
Of course, my recipe ideas and projects are not unaffected by this either.
These cranberry walnut cream cheese truffles, for example, are a perfect starter for December 24th. Not only do they taste delicious, they are also super easy and quick to make.
Just the right thing for days when you don’t want to stand in the kitchen for hours on end, but can best prepare your meal the day before.
During my first run I mixed the fresh goat cheese and the feta in a mixer, because I thought I would get the creamiest consistency. Yeeessnooo. Nope.
The batter has become creamy in principle, only more in the liquid direction.
Put the two cheeses in a bowl and smash them with a fork. The texture is really good despite or maybe even because of the small pieces and you can roll perfect balls.
If, for whatever reason, your mixture is a little too “liquid” still, just put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Then it is firm again and easy to process.
To make the cranberry walnut cream cheese truffles taste like Christmas, some cinnamon should be added to the mixture. And honey. And roasted nuts. Mmmm.
If I read it that way, this recipe is almost gingerbread-ish. Never mind.
But I can assure you that these spices make the starter a true taste experience and harmonize incredibly well with each other.
Then there are the sweet and sour cranberries, the fresh parsley and the roasted walnuts, in which the balls are then dressed… Yum times 10.
The fact that the production of the cranberry walnut cream cheese truffles takes only 30 minutes is just as amazing as the fact that they are gone again in exactly the same time…