Little Christmas Bakery: Indulge Yourself!

23 Dec

Christmas is approaching and despite the fact that I am far far away from my family and friends – I can still feel the Christmas spirit in the air… It’s the most wonderful time of the year (there will be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting…) and it would not be fair to ignore it (even though, that’s exactly what I planned to do). Christmas would not be Christmas for me if I were not baking or cooking something nice for the people I care about; from cookies to chocolate barks…something what would look Christmassy & be a great treat for your belly (…everyone should leave some space there for the holiday season)!Christmas is, without doubt, a time to indulge!

I have “opened’ my Little Christmas Bakery today with an opening treat – Peppermint Chocolate Barks. It’s something  what could be easily made by a complete beginner in the kitchen yet regardless of its simplicity it tastes nice & looks even better! Don’t forget chocolate is always a safe option when it comes to a “little sweet treat” (show me a man that does not like chocolate!).

Have in mind the recipe can be adjusted to your personal likings/needs – you’re the CHEF!  So, here is the recipe:

Peppermint Chocolate Barks

Ingredients:

  • high-quality white chocolate chips
  • high-quality dark chocolate chips
  • peppermint candy canes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract (depends on how much chocolate you’re going to use, I used 270 g of each)
  • extra: nuts, sugared cranberries

Method:

  1. Break up peppermint candy into little pieces. Melt the chocolate by placing a bowl with chocolate over a pot with hot water(not boiling!). Once melted, add the peppermint extract and stir.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate out onto a cookie sheet or cookie shapes ( see picture) and  spread out  chocolate with a spatula or wooden spoon. You can firstly spread out the dark chocolate add some nuts/sugared cranberries and then add the white chocolate – that way you will get two layers (black&white)
  3. Sprinkle the peppermint candy chunks on to the chocolate and gently press them in with yours hands.
  4. Place in the freezer for 25 minutes or until hardened. Break into pieces or get out of the cookie shapes.

Done! Easy, huh? You can make lots of peppermint chocolate barks and pack them into nice boxes or wrap them in a shinny paper, and then give it to someone as a little Christmas gift!

Here are the pictures of the whole peppermint chocolate barks making process….

Indulge yourself & have a sweet Christmas!

Yours,

G.

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3 Responses to “Little Christmas Bakery: Indulge Yourself!”

  1. Anupras December 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Atrodo skaniai 🙂 Tas suniukas, tikiuosi, nera vienas is patiekalu?..:)

    • pioneeringventures December 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

      haha, laukite tęsinio, gal bus ‘hot dog’ receptas o.O. Jeigu rimtai, tai ne, šuniukas nebuvo vienas iš patiekalų, bet užtai labai didelis noras pas jį buvo tų šokoladų išbandyti….d

      • Anupras December 23, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

        Ačiū Dievui, jau galvojau pagyvenusi Kinijoje gal ir jų kulinarines tradicijas puoselėjate 😀

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