During school if we had a banana, we’d get a chocolate bar and borrow a knife from the kitchen and cut into the banana, put in pieces of chocolate and zap it in the microwave. Healthy I know. And so after an indulgent meal, I decided to pull out my culinary skills and recreate this amazing dessert using a Toblerone. Winner!
Monthly Archives: September 2011
It was pure joy waking up to realise it was T8 and after confirming that all the meetings/interviews were cancelled for the day, I was unable to go back to sleep and decided to spend some time in the kitchen. While some gluten free muesli was in the oven, I wanted to try a new muffin recipe, and with the limited ingredients that I had I adapted a recipe, adding things and replacing things as best I could. The result wasn’t too bad, gluten free chocolate cranberry muffins:
Definitely better with a coffee!
This Australian bar from Ernest Hillier boasts the ultimate dark chocolate experience with this rich, dark and decadent bar. Up for the challenge, I gave it a go. It bar is chunky and thick and you have to break off a quite a sizable piece! It is indeed dark, but rather sweet too, perhaps it’s the 53% cocoa and high quantity of sugar in it. I wasn’t sure how much I liked it, but due to a lack of other food available, I continued to munch away at this bar throughout the day, scoffing it down as my life depended on it. It certainly isn’t a terrible bar, but whether it’s one I would buy again for pure indulgence sake I’m not so sure.
This place came highly recommended, despite not being able to eat much from the menu with the pastas, pizzas and breads, I still really enjoyed the place. The ambience evokes more of a New York feel, and I like the decor and layout of the place. The produce is freshly made and sourced from local farms which is a great concept I believe more restaurants should grab hold of.
Sadly there was no dessert I was able to enjoy, apart from sorbet, but I didn’t want that. My dining companions ordered the tiramisu which had chocolate ice cream and crumble over it:
It was quite a different sort of tiramisu and I only tried the ice cream, which was creamy and light and the crumble stuff which I wasn’t sure what it was, as it kept melting with the ice cream too.
Overall a tasty introduction to the dish and I was assured it was very good!
Rating: difficult to rate
Found this chocolate bar today at Great, a Portuguese handmade chocolate Feitoàmão chocolates – SãoTomé. This one was made with cinnamon, chocolate com canela and it’s 70% cocoa content made the dark chocolate pretty hard. The cinnamon flavour slowly deepened as you let the chocolate melt in your mouth and it was like the taste of Christmas.
You can always rely on Whittaker’s chocolate and this was offered to me as I was fading fast and needed something –
The peanut slab was a childhood favourite and now, the dark version is even better! It’s available at Taste and Great for HK$11, that’s a serious a bargin. They look rather chunky, but they’re surprisingly very easy to eat.