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Valentine’s Dessert Board
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Cheese boards, charcuterie displays, and dessert smorgasbords: today we’re combining all these good things in life and creating the most delightful Valentine’s board.
Celebrate Valentine’s day with a tasty and festive dessert charcuterie filled with cinnamon rolls, chocolate, fruits and red and pink candy!
How do you set up a charcuterie board?
I have a love love affair with making boards. There is something ridiculously satisfying about creating something that looks amazing but tastes even better. And boards are the best because you can fill it with all the things and everyone can enjoy it.
So here are five great tips for making a beautiful Charcuterie/ Cheese board:⠀
What cheeses are normally on a charcuterie plate?⠀
First, lay out all your “Big Ticket” items. These are the pieces that people notice first: like the cinnamon rolls! Also, your more expensive meats and cheeses. Give them their stage, then fill in all around them.
Second, the cheeses. Don’t do all wedged cheese. And you don’t have to use all expensive cheeses either. I like to grab a few really great ones and then grab some circles, chunks, and slices to throw in there too. Different shapes make the board look beautiful in the end.⠀
Third, it’s great to have a good mix of healthy and indulgent. Sweet and Salty. Chewy and soft. Creamy and Sharp.
How to assemble a Dessert Cheese Board
Fourth, fun treats make great fillers! When making your dessert Charcuterie board grab a few candies and use them to fill any open spaces with color and vibrancy.
Fifth, when you think you’re almost finished: grab a chair or counter top and stand over your board. Find those dead spaces and fill them with life.
BONUS: Take your board next level by adding frosting at the end. Frosting= Fresh herbs, edible flowers, beautiful utensils and/ or cute signage.
How long does it take to build a dessert board?
You guys this entire board took me 35 minutes from start to finish and that includes cooking the cinnamon rolls! Yes, you read that right: 35 minutes.
You want a quick tutorial? Here goes:
- Place your frozen Rhodes AnyTime! Cinnamon Rolls in the oven and turn it on. (yes, you read that right too. You put them in a cold oven and then press go! Haha. So easy and my gosh they’re DELICIOUS!!!)
- Now arrange your boards, placing some smaller ones on top of larger ones even.
- Decided which boards will hold the AnyTime! Cinnamon Rolls and leave them empty. Then put out your fancier cheeses.
- Now put out the fruit. I highly suggest grapes because they drape beautifully. And strawberries: dipped and not dipped. Some of each. They’ll add extra pops of color and will really up your “WOW!” factor.
- Now add piles of your other ingredients. I like to create two separate piles on opposite areas of the charcuterie or dessert board of each ingredient so that no matter where a person is standing they can reach what they’re after.
- Add utensil-ware for serving, cutting, and grabbing the foods.
- Lastly, add the AnyTime! Cinnamon Rolls to their stage, and finally fill in any areas that didn’t get some love.