How To Make Christmas Artichokes94 year old Clara teaches you how to make bread crumb stuffed artichokes for the holidays. Cut off thorns on the tips of each leaf with scissors. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Cut off the stem on the bottom at the base to prepare the filling, mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Open up the artichoke at the top, and separate each leaf enough for filling to fit in. Use a spoon or your fingers to fill each hole with the bread crumb mixture. Place both artichokes in a pan so that they are tight. Fill the pan with water so that the artichokes are covered half-way. Cover and bring to a boil on high until they reach a boil, then reduce temperature to simmer for about an hour or until leaves come off easily. Drizzle olive oil on top of the artichokes (optional). The artichoke heart in the center is the best part. Enjoy your holiday stuffed artichokes!