Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Book Corner - Greatest Ever Chocolate

It is Father's Day in Norway today. We have just had coffee and a cake we call "Verdens beste" (best in the world). I will blog about that later, and the cake is so good there was too little left to serve in The Book Corner, so here comes instead some coffee flavored sweets which Marta gave to her father this morning. The bag was huge, so I can share with you :-)

Several of you have responded to my Guest Blogger request, and I hope to have a guest blogger in The Book Corner next Sunday. Today though the scene is mine, and I have a book filled with chocolate dreams to share with you. Not exactly healthy with so much sugar, but soon advent and simpler food is here. Advent was traditionally a period when people ate little, and simple food, to prepare for the grandest of all feasts - Christmas.

Greatest Ever Chocolate is Martas book, and she love to look through it, to read the recipes, to look at the photos and to plan which ones to try. She has tried several of the recipes already, both with my help and alone, and her favorite is a fondue - pieces of fresh fruit dipped in hot and rich chocolate.

Amazon doesn't have an image of this book, so instead I'll share with you the chocolate fondue recipe:

Chocolate fondue

225g dark chocolate, 2dl dobble cream, 2tsp brandy (not in Marta's fondue)

Cut the chocolate, add the cream and walm till the chocolate is melted and blended with the cream. Add the brandy. Pour the mixture into a fondue pot and keep warm. Cut fresh fruits into small pieces and dip them into the melted chocolate. Enjoy!

1 comment:

see you there! said...

Yum. You can dip tiny marshmallows in chocolate fondue too. Tell Marta to try that next time.