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                       Dried Sour Cherry Nut Clusters
 
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8923
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      ounces        high quality white -- milk, or
                         -- bittersweet
                         -- chocolate, very
                         -- finely
                         chopped
    1      cup           toasted almonds
    1      cup           dried sour cherries
 
 Line a sheet tray with parchment or wax paper.
 
 Temper the chocolate:
 
 Melt about 2/3 of the chocolate in the microwave on low power,
 checking and stirring occasionally to be sure it does not burn. It
 will take about 1 1/2 minutes. Alternatively, place
 
 2/3 of the chopped chocolate in a bowl set over a pot of simmering
 water until it melts. Be sure no water touches the chocolate at any
 point. Stir in the remaining chopped chocolate and continue to stir
 until completely melted. Touch the skin just below your lower lip with
 a dab of chocolate: it should feel cool to the touch. If not, stir in
 a large chunk of chocolate to cool it down further, and then remove
 it.
 
 Stir in 2/3 cup of almonds and 2/3 cup of dried cherries.
 
 Using 2 teaspoons, drop clusters of the chocolate mixture onto the
 prepared sheet tray. Put an almond and one or two dried cherries on
 top of each cluster. You may not use all of the remaining 1/3 cup of
 each. Place the tray in the refrigerator until the chocolates are set,
 at least 15 minutes. Release them from the paper by slipping a small
 flexible knife under each.
 
 Store in a cool dry place.
 
 Yield: 20 to 24 pieces
 
 
 
 
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