This is my last post for 2021. And can I say how glad I am that this year is on its way out? It has been tough, my friends, and I know many of you have had it tough too. But I'm hearing D:Ream in my head: 'Things can only get better ... ' And I'm picturing that gorgeous Prof. Brian Cox who used to be in that U.K. band before becoming a world-famous physicist. Some people have all the talent :-)
This is a wonderfully simple and delicious treat. And you can use any combo of chocolate you like. White and ruby chocolate? Oh yes. Any kind of nut or bling you like. Yep for sure. Let it set, break it up and hand out to your loved ones wrapped up in cellophane, and tied with a pretty ribbon. I went to a local newsagent the other day, asking for cellophane. They didn't have any, nor a clue as to what it was ... I felt like such an old fogey. But I don't care, my friends. My loooong and painful illness has made me realise that life is way too short to worry about stuff like that.
|triple chocolate deliciousness
Makes one large baking tray full!
200g./7 oz dark chocolate
200g./7 oz white chocolate
200g./7 oz milk chocolate
3-4 tsp thickened cream
a palmful of dried oranges, chopped
a scattering of dried rose petals, and 2 tsp of dried rose powder
a big handful of walnuts, or nut of your choice, chopped
sea salt flakes, to taste - optional
lots and lots of bling!!
Grab a baking tray and line it with baking paper
Melt the dark chocolate and a teaspoon or two of the cream in the microwave, give it a stir, and pour it over one third of the paper
Then melt the white chocolate with a teaspoon of the cream, stir and pour that onto the next third of the paper
Now melt the milk chocolate and a teaspoon of cream, stir and spread that over the tray
Run a knife thru them gently so you get a lovely swirly effect
Over the dark chocolate, you place the chopped up dried orange
Then the rose petals and rose powder go over the white chocolate
And lastly, the nuts go over the milk chocolate
Sprinkle over the sea salt flakes if using
Now grab the bling, and go crazy over the whole shebang
Into the fridge to set, then break up and wrap up for friends and family - or just enjoy
Toast the nuts in a low oven for a few minutes if you can be bothered - I didn't bother, so they're just raw and real
I used dried blood oranges 'cos they were in the pantry, which I snipped up with kitchen shears
Rose powder is optional
Our microwave is downstairs in the kitchenette, so the photos are from down there. I had two baskets of ingredients and implements to take down with me! And Mr P. washed up for me. What a champion he is.
|gather your bling
|chop your nuts
|off to the fridge to set
|all blinged up and ready to eat
P.S. - In My Kitchen will re-appear in February! I am taking a blog break. Merry Christmas and a fabulous festive season to all!! xx
|© Sherry M.