National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
In case you haven‚Äôt had enough chocolate over the holiday and new year periods, Chocolate Covered Cherry Day gives you an excuse to open another box chock full of cherry liqueurs.
It is simple to see why chocolate-covered cherries are so popular: chocolate is delicious. Cherries are also delicious. One day, someone suggested that they combine the two to make something even more delicious. And so the chocolate-covered cherry was born.
Cella’s Confections, New York, introduced chocolate covered cherries to the world in 1929. They quickly became famous and became a worldwide hit. Tootsie Roll bought Cella’s Confections from the Masarik Family in 1985. However, the Masarik Family is still part of the product’s ownership. Cella’s chocolate-covered cherries are still loved by people all over the globe, nearly 90 years after their first production.
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day can be celebrated by making your own chocolate-covered cherry. There have been many different recipes for chocolate-covered cherries since Cella’s first one. Each recipe is unique and a little bit different.
We’re going to give you a recipe that’s a little different from the original. This is because we are adding marzipan to the mix. We’ll also show you how to make marzipan! We hear you muttering, “It was supposed be a recipe to make chocolate-covered cherries!”. But, let’s face it, there is nothing worse than adding marzipan to something!
First, make the marzipan. Use an electric coffee grinder to grind the blanched almonds into a fine powder. Then, add the powder to a large bowl. Whisk the egg white and salt together in a separate bowl until it becomes foamy. Next, add the vanilla extract and almond extracts to the egg white. Mix the almond powder with the egg white mixture. Mix the almond powder with 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar. Continue to knead the mixture in the bowl until it becomes smooth and elastic. That’s it! Your marzipan paste is ready to use. It can be kept in a cool, refrigerated place for up to 8 week.
Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Now, take the cherries and cut them in half. Mix the brandy or rum and stir. Allow the cherries to absorb the alcohol for at most an hour. Stir occasionally. You can also divide the marzipan paste into 24 equal pieces and roll each one into a ball. To get the cherry inside, press half of a cherry on top of each marzipan ball. Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Stir until it melts. Dip each marzipan ball into the chocolate using a cocktail stick. Let the excess chocolate drip back into your bowl. Finally, place the cherry coated on baking paper. Let the chocolate set for a few hours.
Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day