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The Chocolate and I


Dark chocolate (sitting attractively on the shelves): You won’t admit you love  me (I know you do) and so

How am I ever to know (exactly)

You only tell me (come on, take me)
Me: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (I can’t make up my mind, to eat or not to eat you)

Chocolate (batting eyelashes): A million times I ask you and then
I ask you over again (see how much patience I’ve got?)
You only answer (are you shy ?)
Me: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (thinking of the weight ;)) )

Chocolate: If you can’t make your mind up
We’ll never get started (come on, bite me)
And I don’t want to wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted (You make my heart melt, you know)

So if you really love me say, “yes” (or someone else will)
But if you don’t, dear, confess (the truth will set you free)
And please don’t tell me (I am dark, I can handle the bite)
Me: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

Chocolate: If you can’t make your mind up (you are a woman I know it’s hard :P)
We’ll never get started
And I don’t want to wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted (you know how it is)

Chocolate: So if you really love me say, “yes”
But if you don’t, dear, confess (I will always love you anyway)
And please don’t tell me

Me: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (you know how much I love you but too much chocolate is just too much)
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (mmmmm) 

The secret of this song is no longer a secret. Now you know it is a love story between chocolate and me. It was love at first bite. Who said that Belgian chocolate is one of the best was right. But I am shy. It takes time. Indulge me indulging it. Yummy! ❤

It’s That Time Of Year


It’s that time of year when the world falls in love… ❤
It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…with food too. And definitely with something like frosted fruit and chocolate baskets. This is a special dessert for a special moment. You choose the moment. Or me, it doesn’t matter. In fact, if I think of it, all the moments are special so yeah, have it this everyday if you want. I amuse myself now as I think you will tell to your special someone in your life, one hot summer day, ‘Let’s have frosted fruit…’ To cool yourself down or not. Is it hot here or it is just me… kidding.

Now, about the serious stuff. I got the recipe from a 2005 Somerfield Magazine and loved it all the way. Thank you for reading, now it is time to get back to work. See you soon.

Frosted Fruit and Chocolate Baskets

Serves 4

Preparation time: 35 minutes (plus chilling time to set)

Ingredients:

  • 200 g (7 oz) Belgian plain chocolate
  • 115 (4 oz) mascarpone cheese
  • 115 (4 oz) Greek style yogurt
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) icing sugar
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) brandy
  • 55 g (2 oz) cranberries (if you can’t find fresh fruits, try frozen ones)
  • 55 g (2 oz) raspberries
  • 55 g (2 oz) blueberries
  • 1 clementine
  • granulated sugar to sprinkle
  • non-stick baking parchment

Method:

  • Cut four 18 cm (7 in) squares of non-stick baking parchment and mould each firmly around a small dish or jar to make a flat base in the center. Place each in a small dish to support the sides.
  • Break up the chocolate and heat gently until melted in a bowl over a pan of hot, not boiling, water. Spoon a large spoonful of chocolate into each paper mould and use a small paintbrush to spread the chocolate up the sides, making a jagged edge. It is best to spread the chocolate evenly and fairly thickly or it will break very easily when you remove the paper. Chill in the refrigerator to cool.
  • Mix together the mascarpone, yogurt, brandy and 15 ml (1 tbsp) icing sugar. Carefully remove the paper from the chocolate baskets and spoon the mascarpone filling into the baskets.
  • Moisten the fruit very lightly with a little water and sprinkle with granulated sugar to ‘frost’. Arrange the fruits on top of the baskets and sprinkle with the remaining icing sugar (sifted). Decorate with frosted rosemary or mint sprigs.

Bon appetite!