In this week’s Martin & Sylvia, “Fairy Snow Fort”, Sylvia wakes with a plan to build a fairy snow fort. The whole family helps build the fort together, working steadily all day. That night, they have a star-lit dinner within.
Doesn’t this story make you want to build your own igloo during your next big snow day? Think of the fun, bundling up and working out in the snow to create the perfect structure. Think of what a magical place it would be to have dinner, with the stars and maybe a few candles reflecting off of the glittery snow.
But, of course, igloo building—or even just the normal snow day sledding and snowman building—works up an appetite, so you’ll need a fitting snack to fill those hard-working bellies. These cinnamon and honey “snowflakes” — cut from regular tortillas — are not only appropriate for the season, they’ll leave your kitchen smelling warm and cozy, too.
I’ve used honey to sweeten my snowflakes because I prefer it’s mellower flavor, but feel free to use a pinch of sugar instead if you prefer. With a warm cup of cocoa to go with, this might be the perfect igloo building snack.
Cinnamon and Honey Snowflakes
several 12 inch tortillas (one for each “snowflake”)
a few tablespoons of cinnamon
a few tablespoons of butter
honey for drizzling at the end
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Fold each tortilla in half and then in half again, as you would if making a paper snowflake. If the tortilla wants to break when you fold it, heat it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds and try again.
Using sharp, clean scissors, cut little triangles and circles into the edges of the folded tortilla—again, pretend you’re making a paper snowflake. Unfold, and lay the completed tortillas in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are crispy. Drizzle with honey and serve warm.
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The Sparkle Kitchen Series is created by Meryl Carver-Allmond.
Meryl lives in a hundred year old house near the prairie with her sweet husband, two pre-schoolers, one puppy, one gecko, and about ten chickens. While she's been writing since she could pick up a pen, in recent years she's discovered the joy of photography, too. She feels lucky to be able to combine those skills, along with a third passion--showing people that cooking for themselves can be healthy and fun--in her weekly Sparkle Kitchen posts.
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