Saturday, June 9, 2007

Schokolade zum selbermachen

(Chocolate made yourself)
We were sitting around tonight, listening to German music from the 1920's on television, and DH got a craving for some chocolate, but didn't want to eat the expensive stuff, and doesn't know where I keep The Box, so he remembered his own recipe from his childhood.
His recipe:
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of cream
  • sweetener (he's diabetic)

Stir together until it forms a paste. If it's too runny, you may need to add more cocoa.

It was remarkably creamy, and I suggested he might enjoy it more if he added a touch of room temperature butter. I also know that just a few grains of salt can really improve the flavor.

Other ways to make it more interesting:

  • add flavored sugars like amaretto or vanilla
  • rum
  • cayenne pepper
  • nutmeg
  • lebkuchen spices

Last I saw, he had added both rum and cayenne. Things are starting to get out of hand, and the guy on the television is starting to sing "Sex Bomb," which is not exactly a song from the 1920's. In a tuxedo, no less.

I think maybe things are getting a little too interesting. Sheesh. Off to bed.

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