Step 1: Cut the branches of the year
These branches measure only a few millimeters in circumference, but they are already robust enough to serve as peaks. Another advantage: their fresh bark which is easily removed as you will see.
Step 2: Remove the leaves and remove the bark
We suggest you "undress" the branch to make it a perfect skewer!
Step 3: Make decorative peaks.
For an even more refined effect, you can decorate the base of some of your peaks. It can also be a trick to spot skewers that have different seasonings. To do this, arm yourself with your Opinel, and while being careful of your fingers, cut the bark precisely with your knife, around the places where you want to remove it, then gently pull it to peel it off.
Step 4: Garnish your skewers!
For this step, no need for detailed instructions. Freely choose the flavors and colors you want to mix!
Step 5: Taste!
Taste with the palate, and with the eyes! Aren't these skewers, finely decorated and nicely twisted, particularly appetizing?
Step 6: Recycle!
In nature, nothing is lost, everything is transformed. After the tasting, throw your peaks on the embers to make them disappear. Become ashes, your skewers can then be spread on the ground to amend it. To complete this country meal, use the idea around the aperitif and dessert.
Step 7: Make aperitif kebabs
On the same principle as before, make shorter peaks to skewer the ingredients of your choice (cherry tomatoes, cheese, radishes, etc.). For an even more natural touch, add an edible flower! Here, a pretty blue borage flower brings a decorative and cheerful note.
Step 8: Make skewers for dessert
Again, on the basis of the principle explained, all combinations and fantasies are allowed. Small or generous, as a main dessert or just as an accompaniment, decline the ingredients according to your taste. Here, we offer you fine skewers of blackcurrants and wild strawberries garnished with delicious scoops of ice cream. There it's finished. Certainly the preparation time is longer, but what a pleasure for the eyes! And if you have small hands at home, think that it's a nice way to occupy them, from the debarking of the twigs until the stitching of the ingredients on the peaks.