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Handcrafted Holiday Jams and Gourmet Gifts



    Handcrafted Holiday Jams and Gourmet Gifts
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    Handcrafted farm-to-table cuisine extends to gourmet gift ideas this holiday season.

    Using only local and fresh ingredients, Chef Ryan Johnston from Whisknladle showcases how-to-make handcrafted holiday gifts through jarring everything from various preserves, jams, cookies, simple syrups and more creating the perfect gesture this holiday season.

    Ryan presents the how-do steps in handcrafted your own Mulled Cranberry Apple Compote, Shortbread Cookies and Spiced Simple Syrup.

    Mulled Cranberry Apple Compote


    • 12 oz cranberries
    • 3 apples, cored, peeled, diced
    • 2 ½ cups sugar
    • 2 Tbs lemon Juice
    • ½ c water
    • Pinch of salt
    • Mulling Spices in cheesecloth:  2 cinnamon sticks, 2 star anise, 6 cloves, 3 Allspice, peel of 1.2 orange, Peel of ½ lemon

    Equipment: Induction Burner, medium stainless pot, spatula, all ingredients in pot to cook, all ingredients spread out for shot, final product in Mason jar

    Shortbread Cookies


    • 1 cup AP flour
    • ¼ cup sugar
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 4 oz butter, cold, diced

    Equipment: Stainless bowl w/ dry measured out, whisk, paring knife, fork, 9 inch spring form pan with dough in it, finished product packaged

    Spiced Simple Syrup


    • 3 cups sugar
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 vanilla bean scraped
    • 2 star Anise
    • 2 cinnamon sticks

    Equipment: Induction Burner, medium stainless pot with all ingredients, finished product in bottle