December 15, 2009

I can’t believe you didn’t notice and if you did, thank you for not pointing it out~

Since no one has mentioned it, maybe I shouldn’t tell you.  Cause maybe you just didn’t notice. 

But if you didn’t notice then that means you aren’t really, really reading my blog – you are just skimming.   Hmmmm.  Maybe I won’t tell you out of spite then.

But then, of course, maybe you just never said anything to spare me immense embarrassment? Hmmmm, I’ll have to think about it.

In the mean time, I have been asked to provide the recipe for almond bark.

Now this recipe will make all your friends believe you are THE next Martha Stewart.  But only you and I will know just how easy it is – and you have to promise to keep it a secret because we don’t want the whole world to know that we didn’t get up at 4:00 am to make our own different chocolates and grow and slice our own almonds to make this divine creation. 

So are you ready to be amazed?  Here goes:

You will need 6 squares of semi-sweet chocolate; 6 squares of white chocolate* and about 1 cup of toasted sliced almonds.

Begin by toasting the almonds – I generally toast them in a pan on the stove until they are kinda crunchy.  (Then I must force myself to keep from eating them cause they are just so yummy even all by themselves).  Set aside (and away from straying fingers).

Microwave semi-sweet and white chocolate in separate bowls on High for about 2 minutes or until ALMOST melted (this is the most important part – because you don’t want to burn the chocolate); stirring halfway through heating time.  Stir until completely melted.  Stir 1/2 cup nuts into each bowl.  Alternately spoon melted chocolates onto a wax paper-lined cookie sheet or tray.  Swirl chocolates together with a knife to marbleize.  Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.  Break into pieces.

Enjoy.

I generally double (sometimes triple) this recipe and it makes great gifts for teachers, neighbors, etc. (unless, of course they have nut allergies – then it could be considered a deadly weapon).

*In the event that your packaging is different across the pond (and why shouldn’t it be – seems like everything we do is different!) 1 square of chocolate = 1 oz of baking chocolate

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So have you figured it out yet?  To be fair, even I didn’t catch it until this morning.

Yesterday’s post was titled “Tuesday Thoughts.” 

Yesterday was Monday.  Why am I admitting this to you if you never even caught on?? 

I think I am in definite need of this vacation!

5 comments:

  1. Love this recipe, easy and delicious. And yes, a la Martha Stewart.

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  2. I've never heard of almond bark but it sounds good!
    And being a new mum I have lost all track of what day it is :)

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  3. LV - definite favorite every time I make it - but I'll only do it at Christmas....otherwise the hips will never recover.

    Make Do Mum - It is really, really good! Unfortunately, I don't have the excuse of being a new mom for forgetting the days.....Thanks for joining me on this random journey!

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  4. Sounds delicious.....you had me giving myself brain strain then....it is Tuesday but then obviously you posted it last night. The time difference confuses me. Wishful thinking eh? One day nearer your holidays. xx

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  5. I did read it honestly but I don't even know what year it is half the time - I work on the academic 2009-2010 so why isn't it 2010 yet.

    Thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy!

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