Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
mhw

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

  • Mood:

Enrobing

Just the techie term for 'covering in chocolate'. To wit, lots of candied chilies and lots of chili fondants, covered in Green & Black's 70%. It wasn't too tricky to temper the chocolate; the hard part was not having enough paws to grab, dip, twirl and stick into the melon that I was using to hold the cocktail sticks. Thank goodness Jus was here to help. They're cooling gently now, and last time I looked the coating was beautifully shiny.

Coincidentally or not, I bought a copy of Unwrapped yesterday. Lots of lovely recipes! Including, as it happens, Vodka Chilli Chocolates, which turns out to be a sweet of chilies filled with a choc & vodka filling and then half-dipped in chocolate. So I'm not quite as original as I'd hoped, but I'm content with what I've done.

The book also has a recipe for Mediterranean Thought-Stealing Dates, which isn't as Alice B Toklas as I'd hoped. It's dates stuffed with a citrus marzipan and coated with chocolate. I could come up with a much more thought-stealing filling :) How about pine nuts, hashish and brandy as a marzipan?
Tags: drugs, food
Subscribe

  • Kay Dekker, 1959-2011

    I hope you've already heard this sad news, however I post here to reach those who have not heard. Kay Dekker died on the 7th July 2011, and was…

  • Thank you, and a bit of progress

    Thank you, everyone who sent messages of love and support. Very, very much appreciated, believe me! I saw Jerry, my GP, today about the mess of…

  • Easy caramelised onion and carrot chutney

    This recipe happened because of my friend Sue, who is also a volunteer at Willow View. She was enthusing to me about a sandwich that she'd had for…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 17 comments

  • Kay Dekker, 1959-2011

    I hope you've already heard this sad news, however I post here to reach those who have not heard. Kay Dekker died on the 7th July 2011, and was…

  • Thank you, and a bit of progress

    Thank you, everyone who sent messages of love and support. Very, very much appreciated, believe me! I saw Jerry, my GP, today about the mess of…

  • Easy caramelised onion and carrot chutney

    This recipe happened because of my friend Sue, who is also a volunteer at Willow View. She was enthusing to me about a sandwich that she'd had for…