When making something with chocolate sauce or ganache I always end up with leftovers. Usually chocoholics like myself don’t complain about this you might say, and you would be right I guess. I don’t melt chocolate and cream often purely because of this reason. I have yet to encounter a recipe that doesn’t leave me with a container load of the stuff.
So it was no news that over Christmas I also had some leftover pastry dough from my mince pie recipe and plenty of that good dark choco. I was too tired to Google for ideas, so I just used a cookie cutter to form a few pastry discs and just dunked them in that lovely molten chocolate sauce. They turned out well. Originally I wanted to leave half of each biscuit uncovered, but there was too much chocolate and not enough pastry. So this is what I ended up with.
No regrets there!
I took quite a number of photos over the Christmas period, not necessarily for use over here, but I cannot push them aside without publishing some of them. I’m a very
private shy person, (I certainly don’t give that impression sometimes) so even though taking photos is one of my favourite thing to do, I prefer to do it when I’m alone. It’s like when I play piano. I don’t like when people are listening to me. I Just feel so uncomfortable. One exception is singing. I love to sing with others – it’s something that makes me very happy. Digressing as usual…
I really like how these pics turned out. The cookie/pastry cutters were given to J as a gift when he was still studying in Michigan more than twelve years ago I think.
And time said swoooossshhhh! He really likes them but he still shares them with me. Isn’t he cute!
When we used them to make mince pies over the holidays the first thing I noticed was how beautiful the blue looked on the lid. There was a picture right there. I also love their distressed look, and every time they come out of their box we have to go on a sentimental journey. We can’t help it.
As we reminisce about the past it’s good to be hopeful about the future. I *am* hopeful about 2014.
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