If you’ve followed my blog for long enough, you would know that my favourite food in this world is chocolate in all of its combinations. Today I used dates to make a gooey caramel and peanut butter filling, with a chocolate layer crackling the outside. The crackling being that bite into the delightful centre while the chocolate splinters under your teeth. Yum.
I have called these my Chocolate Izzus, because Isobelle is my beautiful cat and these taste so good that I have named them after her. Oh yes, it’s that level of tasty. The cute cat level tasty.
I’m blabbering on because I want to finish my book and it’s driving me to distraction. The book I’m reading is a 3 part omnibus version, but three of my favourite characters have died, and the other is not making an appearance in part three, so I’m left underwhelmed. It’s not often that I need to force myself to read a book, but here we are. It’s called “Gormenghast” by Mervyn Peake.
What books have you read recently? Since the beginning of 2016 I have read:
– “Lady Chatterly’s Lover”
– “Notes on a Scandal”
– “Sophie’s Choice”
– “Requiem for a Dream”
– “The Death of Ivan Illych”
And of course I am struggling through the depths of moody Gormenghast. Slowly, and not without many breaks.
- 8 dates
- 2 TB PB2 peanut butter powder*
- 2 TB mylk
- 2 TB coconut oil, melted
- 2 TB liquid sweetener
- 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
- pinch salt
- 20g dark chocolate
- 2 TB coconut oil
- In a food processor, blitz together the dates and mylk. Add in the oil, sweetener, PB and maca. Blitz well.
- Use a teaspoon or tablespoon to scoop out globules, and place on a tray of baking paper. Move to the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer, and use your hands to shape into neat balls. Press onto the tray slightly. Return to the world of cold.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over a pot of boiling water. Add the oil and stir to melt.
- Spoon over the caramels and store in the freezer for 30 minutes, until the chocolate is hardened. The caramels can be eaten straight from the freezer.