What home made treat would best accompany Krupnikas?
I'm new to this board and would love your help. I make my holiday gifts, ranging from candied ginger to salt preserved lemons, digestifs and so on. This year I want to make the Lithuanian honey drink, Krupnikas.
I'd like to make something else to go along with it but am coming up cold. I'm thinking a nice theme might be "Snowed In," so am looking for another little something that would complement the Krupnikas as a snack - savory, I think, as the Krupnikas is sweetish - that would be nice to curl up with on a wintery day.
Any ideas? So far I've considered home made Marcona almonds, cheese sticks... but based on what I've read here, there's a wealth of ideas that haven't occurred to me!
I'm excited about making the Krupnikas and look forward to any suggestions for a "partner" you might have. Thanks!
I'd consider a croissant or similar baked item (biscuit or bread) that included green olives, almonds or pecans, dried meats such as chorizo, salami or perhaps bits of ham as either a filling or mixed into the dough. You might prefer to use seafood (shrimp, smoked salmon, etc.) but anything on that order in bite sized (or two bite size) pieces would handle the savory interest you have to go with your Krupnikas.
What I have in mind for the croissant approach is something similar to what this pastry chef does with chocolate filled croissants at the end of this video:
You don't have to watch the entire video. Just move the pointer out along the progress line to the 13 minute mark and click.
Substituting savory ingredients in a narrow row on the croissant (instead of the chocolate) appeals to my creative side.