Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Sweet and savoury

First up: the sweet! The very lovely Punk in Writing asked me for the recipe to the chocolate and peanut butter swirl I made for Easter, so here it is. It's my mum's favourite sweet of mine, and it's VERY tasty and VERY fattening, so make at your own risk!

Chocolate & peanut butter swirl

360g (13oz) white eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
1/2 cup (140g) smooth peanut butter
400g (14oz) dark chocolate, chopped coarsely

♥ Line a 20cm (8") square cake tin with baking parchment.
♦ Melt white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water until smooth.
♣ Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add peanut butter and stir until smooth.
♠ Melt dark chocolate in the same way, cool slightly.
♥ Starting with the dark chocolate, pour about a quarter of each mixture into the pan at a time, alternating between dark and white.
♦ Pull a skewer through the mixture, first horizontally, then vertically for a marbled effect. Your tin of mixture should now look like this!



Then, just leave it to cool. I tend to pop it in the fridge but if you have the time, you can leave it to set at room temperature - it'll take 2-3 hours. If you do put it in the fridge, make sure it has warmed up to room temp before you cut it or it tends to splinter. Unless you don't care about presentation and just want to scoff it as it is (and who would blame you?)! But it looks so effective in little squares and makes a great gift. Ta-daaa!



Now for the savoury. Well, actually it's just some photos of me and Miss Cherrylicious from Sunday's Burlesque Brunch to share with you! I'm modelling Valkyrie Corsets and hats by Tricia Cox which I didn't consider when I did my hair for the day, whoops. So I had to use the small top hat at a prop instead! These were taken by my lovely friend Nicole.



That's all for now, I shall be back later in the week for more V.I. Buys and, fingers crossed, some shoot pictures to show off.

Adieu!

Fleur xx

8 comments:

  1. There goes my figure, just in time for the beach season... Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Egads! That swirl looks so delicious! I shall have to file this away under "Recipes for Special Events". ;)

    Those corsets you modeled are gorgeous! Lucky you to get to show them off. :)

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  3. OMG! OMG! this looks AMAZING! Funny, how you're talking about Swirls one minute and then swirls the next...(geddit).
    can't wait to try this.
    oh and your food-tography is positively pornographic. stop it! i'm drooling!
    xxx

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  4. I am really loving that pink feather in your hair! It's very fun!

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  5. you look gorgeous as usual! i must try that recipe, it looks delicious!

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  6. oooh that swirl looks so good!!i mean its pretty to look at! i bet if i give those as gifts i could get tons of oohs and ahhs!! hmm...
    oh and you look fab in the pics! :)

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  7. I just made my first batch. Mine are not as pretty as yours, but really tasty. :)

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  8. Can I recommend people follow your instructions to pour the mixture into a tray and not try to be clever and make little cupcake swirls instead?! I had a misadventure and seem to have made Peanut Butter Cups..

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