Thursday, October 6, 2011
It is astonishing how quickly one learns to adapt to being one-armed.
As my little bundle seems to wake every time I try to lay her down I have had to complete errands one-handed whilst she happily sleeps in the other. Granted, this rules out quite a few tasks, but some, such as stirring a pot, are very do-able; typing this post with only my left-hand is another.
Having reached the point where all my nightly dreams revolved around the consumption of epic portions of every kind of dessert imaginable I knew I had to make something before I'd wake up to a half eaten pillow...
The moment I saw this recipe I knew it was the one to break my dessert-sabbatical. There was something about whipping the eggwhites into satiny peaks that felt like slipping into a pair of comfy jeans. As I ran a fingertip through its billowing clouds and licked my 'snowcapped' finger I thought to myself - 'it's good to be back.'
prep time: 30mins.
chilling time: 2hours.
total: 2 hours & 30mins.
taste: 4.5/5. Like a campfire at home.
These pots of silken chocolate laced with espresso topped with fluffy, sweet meringue kissed by the flame are incredibly delicious. The sweet meringue truly is reminiscent of creamy soda-ish marshmallows and balances out the seductively dark smooth chocolate; the touch of smokiness from the scorching tops it off perfectly. Eat beneath a woolly blanket, in front of a fireplace, under a full moon's light for the indoor-campfire experience.
I would skip coffee next time as I used a 70% chocolate which when paired with the coffee added a bit too much bitterness for me.
Because of bubs I didn't have enough time to make the graham cracker - next time!
This made 4 servings.
would I make it again: Yes.
Posted by CC11 at 12:08 PM