When I was young, chocolate candies were my passion but it seen I go for darker side of the chocolate when I grow up, haha.
When I saw the book: ..................., first I think it's just another book that contains chocolate recipe, but after reading in the book store I fall in love with this book, he really has a passion for "chocolate", and the recipes in the book look tempting. So, as usual I had to take it home ^^.
The book has a lot of recipe and story, I enjoy reading and happy with the fact that there are many people who've been working so hard to create something special like chocolate for us. And knowing these make me feel grateful because making great (not only good) chocolate is not easy, so treat it with care and your chocolate will make you happy each time that you take it.
And if you want to see inside of the book just click .............. I already show it in my page.The first recipe from this book that I try is "Chocolate Spread", very easy and lovely thing that you can make it by yourself, and can be use as a gift for someone that you love.
Actually he recommends using nutty kind of chocolate (chocolate is like wine, there are a lot of flavor in it not only "chocolate flavor" ^^). But you can use any kind of chocolate that you love or your recipient love. I think it's more delicious than commercial one, because you can use a lot or less sugar to your taste.
I try it and happy with my spread, well with bread or not, I love it both way, haha.
Makes about 250 ml
45 -60g ........................... Sugar (depend on your taste)
150ml .............................. Water
200g ................................ Dark chocolate (70% cocoa mass), roughly chopped
Note: You will need a sterilized jar if you want to keep it longer than 2 weeks.
Put the sugar and water in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolved. Raise the heat slightly and bring to the boil.
Stir in the chocolate until just melted and remove from the heat.
Pour into a sterilized jar.
Turn the jar upside down to seal it, wait until cool before turn the right side up. Once opened, keep in the fridge and consume within 2 weeks.
Enjoy the spread with bread of your choice, or directly from the jar (like me, haha).
Chocolate Spread: Delicious gift from your kitchen.