Toddler and baby asleep. House reasonably tidy (just ignore the kitchen). Husband out. Several options lie before me. A glass of wine. Paperwork. TV. Sleep calls but it’s almost not worth it. I’ll be up again in a few hours. And there’s something I’ve been itching to do for a while now…
Hello world. Did you miss me?
Before I escape to slumber, let me share this quick and clever recipe with you. Next time you entertain – consider ending your meal with an elegant platter of dried fruits, nuts, and some home-made chocolate mint slices. Dark chocolate, cool, crisp mint, and a trace of salt. If you’re anything like me, it is dangerous to have these lounging about your freezer. Best finish them while you still have company …
Chocolate Mint Slices
Base and Top (use half for each)
300 gr bittersweet chocolate, melted
1.5 tbs oil
300 fr powdered sugar
3/4 tsp mint essence
1 Tbs oil
2 Tbs milk or water (you might need a little more)
1. Line a pan with baking paper (9″ x 13″)
2. Mix the chocolate ingredients. Pour half into pan until surface is covered. Refrigerate until sold.
3. Mix filling. Press into flat layer to cover chocolate.
4. Put chocolate on top and refrigerate until solid. Cut into squares.
Store in freezer.