Chocolate Cheer

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Chocolate – in my opinion – should be in a food group all of its own!.    Not only does it taste fabulous but it makes you feel good – and that is a scientific fact!  Why else do we ‘treat’ ourselves to a chocolate bar when we feel a little down or in need of a boost?  But who needs an excuse – really?

Chocolate can be grated or crumbled or melted and drizzled in abundance on the most simplest of desserts – a bowl of ice-cream served in a colourful dish to adorning the most decadent of desserts but perhaps the best way is to smother a chocolate cake with a coat of melted chocolate.

If you don’t like a cake covered with buttercream, especially a character cake, try chocolate instead.  Give it one coat all over then pop it in the fridge until set, then coat it a second time – this is not an occasion where ‘less is more’ applies!!  Then use buttercream or white icing  to highlight the special features on your character cake, like facial expressions, paws, bows etc.

BUT remember, chocolate is like wine, use only the best stuff in your cooking.  Quality over quantity – No, we are talking about chocolate here, quantity is important too!

Until next time, Happy Baking

Jane

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