Monday, March 28, 2016

chok-et!

he
 He woke up VERY early (for him) on Easter Saturday, which gave us two extra morning hours to get creative! His first idea was this Easter door decoration. Then we made the first batch of Easter chocolates. Next, he decorated paper and wrapped Easter presents. I'm sure there was more - it's all a blur of colour and feathers.
During breakfast on Easter Sunday he happily led the expedition to find coloured eggs hidden in the yard and share the bounty with his sister, parents and Granny.

she
A fascinating new taste and an important new word...
"Chok-et! Chok-et!"
She's also been saying "Appy see-staaah!"

me
I was determined to have chocolates for Easter! I asked a friend how she makes hers (fructose-free) by sweetening 90% cocoa Lindt chocolate. Her response outlines her very technical recipe:
"I melt chocolate over saucepan and stir in dextrose, combines great. I've used syrup but it doesn't let the chocolate set properly again. You can add as much dextrose as you need to and it'll still set. Just keep it over the saucepan until you can't see it."
Yee-haa! That's my kind of recipe! Granny and Little He both helped and we ended up with dozens of tasty dark chocolates, each with a cashew inside.

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