Do you love chocolate? Does the very word make you drool with anticipation? Then be sure to join us on September 10th for the “What’s Your Chocolate” Blogfest and tell us all about it!
Post about your favorite chocolate – what it means to you, where and when you indulge, a favorite memory – anything chocolate-related.
Hosted by M. Pax, Laura Eno, Brinda Berry, and Ciara Knight.
Chocolate kept in the fridge eaten cold
At room temperature from the cupboard
A matter of taste and opinion
Then gorging chocolate eggs at Easter weekend
And give in to this all consuming passion
Favourite childhood memories of chocolate:
Those wonderful hollow Father Christmas chocolates from the Christmas tree and my aunt’s famous boozy chocolate fridge cake which we were only allowed to eat once we were deemed ‘old enough.’
This is Aunty Margaret’s recipe – she usually added more booze than the recipe stated.
Refrigerated Chocolate Biscuit Cake
8oz plain chocolate (melted)
½ lb butter (melted)
½ lb digestive biscuits (broken into large pieces)
2 oz mixed fruits (cherries, sultanas, mixed peel)
2 level dessert spoons caster sugar
2 oz chopped walnuts (or almonds, brazils, hazelnuts)
2 oz glacé cherries
2 tablespoons brandy or rum
Butter 6” or 7” cake tin
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water
Soften the butter
Using a large bowl beat the eggs with the caster sugar
Pour the melted chocolate and butter into the eggs and sugar and beat well
Fold in the broken biscuits
Add the fruit and nuts
Add the brandy or rum
Put mixture into the cake tin
Refrigerate for at least four hours or until set
Decorate the top with cherries
Serve in slices/wedges with cream if desired.
N.B. Measurements are imperial