I have a stock-pile of recipes building up. I’m not quite sure how that happened since I’ve been posting much more than normal lately, but I’m definitely not going to complain! However, I’ve noticed quite a few treat recipes that are fall-ish and/or perfect for festive holiday gatherings, and I wanted to get them all posted before this holiday season has come and gone.
I decided to share a week-long festive treat event called (very creatively, lol!) 7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats. The name might not be creative, but I guarantee the treats are. For the next week, you’re in for some real beauties, including everything from grain-free cookies, to warmly-spiced truffles, to coconut “honey” syrup (which is perfect for gifting, I might add). You will definitely want to check back. (And not to mention, there will be a giveaway in my last post of this series in a week!)
The first treat I’m sharing is actually something I made back in October as part of my Autumnal Afternoon Tea. I promise I wasn’t trying to hoard the recipe on purpose – I know it’s high time I shared it! The cake is deliciously moist, tender, and softly scented, thanks to a touch of mahlab (a spice made from the seed kernel that comes from the center of St Lucie Cherry pits; you can read more about mahlab in this post). Dried cranberry and dark chocolate is a perfect match, and really make these little bites something special and festive.