• Ingredients: 23
  • Serves: 2

Cranberry sauce with dried cherries and red onion jam with *a spice blend that usually contains ground anise, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, or ginger; available in the spice section of most supermarkets..

Ingredients

  • *A spice blend that usually contains ground anise, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, or ginger; available in the spice section of most supermarkets.

For tomato sauce:

For beef braciole:

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • 3 oz. thinly sliced pancetta, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb. beef top round, cut across the grain into 1/4-inch slices

For meatballs and other meats:

For the flavoring

  • 2 1/2 tsps. rosewater
  • 2 cups shelled roasted unsalted pistachios
  • 2 or 3 drops red food coloring

For cutting and dredging

  • About 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting the cutting board
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch sifted together with 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

For final assembly and decoration

  • Assorted nonpoisonous flowers

Berry compote

Directions

  1. Step 1 Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and pinch of salt. Sauté until soft but not brown, about 7 minutes.
  2. Step 2 Add sugar and five-spice powder; stir until sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes. Add cranberries, cherries, 1/2 cup water, and vinegar.

    For this step you will need

  3. Step 3 Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until most berries have popped, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.