Friday, December 7, 2012

Foodie Fridays - For the love of Chocolates

Christmas is just round the corner I thought I'll share a simple & easy chocolate candy for today's Foodie Fridays post.

Now, how did chocolate come to have any connection to Christmas?  Well, we have to give credits to Queen Victoria who gives them as a gift to soldiers in the Boer War as Christmas/New Year's gift in the 1900s.

Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” ~ Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Yeah, who hates chocolate? Even if you are not a fan you would love to taste it now and then just coz... its chocolate and it's suppose to make you feel good after eating it.

So I tried my hands in making some chocolates.  Being ambitious and every thing, I initially wanted to do chocolate pops with different colors on it, however given the shortage of time plus the body is screaming for rest, I decided that plain chocolate will do. Then again, I think I'm doing injustice to the chocolate so I added some sprinklers I found in my fridge to make it more cheerful.


What you'll need
* 1 packet compound chocolate - I got mine from Phoon Huat
* 1 packet of white chocolate - I got mine from Phoon Huat
* some chocolate moulds - you can get them from Phoon Huat, Spotlight or Daiso
* some sprinklers for decoration - you can get it at any major supermarket

I got the packet of chocolates, how to melt them?  I googled and there are 2 ways, #1 microwave oven #2 double boiler.  The laziness in me decided to use the microwave, how difficult can it be to simply just press a few buttons on n off many times?  Very difficult!!!  Especially when when your microwave oven is in a built-in shelf higher then you and you have to tip your toes just to peep in the bowl or its at 1300 walt heat (min) *smack thyself*, that's for trying to be a smart alec and not checking with DinoPapa.  The result - a very burnt chocolate like the one below (the chocolate had solidified) and into the bin it goes.


Out came my pan, fill it with water and fire turned on.  Once water is boil I put the bowl with a new batch of chocolates into it.



Photo 1. A minute in the pan
Photo 2. About 2 - 3 mins later
Photo 3. About 5mins later, its in liquid form.  Stir continuously until it is shiny, smooth, and completely melted.


I put some colorful sprinklers into the mould before spooning the chocolates in.  After I'm done, I throw them into the freezer.


10 mins later the chocolate are set and harden, ready to be eaten!

Someone's enjoying the chocolate!

We do not celebrate Christmas or hold New Year party in our family but I love the food being served.  Thus I decided to host the Festive Fare blogtrain, gather a few mummies to share their favourite or must-have dish in a Christmas or New Year party.   Perhaps it will get me  going and start planning my own Christmas or New Year parties starting next year!

The Festive Fare will go live on 10th December 2012, starting with me and my gingerbread man cookie, follow by 1 mummy each day to share their food.  Do stay tuned to see the yummylicious food and if you have a dish you would like to share with us, remember to link up when the blogtrain is on the road.

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Blogtrain schedule
10 December’12 - Jennifer with Gingerbread Men cookies
11 December’12 - Serene with Christmas Shortbread Fingers
12 December’12 - Jasmine with Coca Cola Ham
13 December’12 - Ai Sakura with Simple Cheesy Lasagne
14 December’12 - Angeline Sim with Christmasy Red Velvet Cupcakes
15 December’12 - Irene Soh with Roast Rack of Lamb
16 December’12 - Jayne Chua with Blue Cheese Creamy Mussels
17 December’12 - Veraday with Potato Gratin
18 December’12 - Donna with Mulled Wine
19 December’12 - Angeline Ng with Christmas cupcakes
20 December’12 - Cindy with Toasted Muesli
21 December’12 - Justina with Christmas bento
22 December'12 - PC with Candy Cane Biscotti
23 December'12 - Jean with Beef Pasta
24 December'12 - Jennifer with Rainbow Christmas Kiwi cake
26 December'12 - Adeline with Feast with Family
27 December'12 - Alicia with a Wholesome Homely Fare

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I am hosting a weekly Foodie Fridays linky, join me if you can, I'll be very happy to welcome you on board.

This linky is for anything that is FOOD related. It could be a restaurant you visited recently, meals you cook with your family or for your family or recipes you wish to share with every one.

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4 comments:

  1. Ooh! I like your idea of putting the sprinkles for colour! Clever!

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    1. Mardder Liza, decided to use otherwise put in my fridge n it "rots". DinoPapa banned iscream some time back so no chance to put that with the sprinklers.

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  2. Looking forward to the festive fare train! Already spotted some recipes which sounds really yummy!

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    1. Serene, I'm looking forward to your recipes!

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