id you know that marshmallow candy got its name after Marshmallow root or Althaea officinalis – which was used as a sore throat remedy in ancient Greece?
lso called almond paste, this simple but delicious mixture of almonds and sugar is a true wonder! You can dip marzipan into the chocolate, shape it in a form of the fruit, cover a wedding cake with it, or it can be a major ingredient of your favorite cookies! On top of that, you can also easily make it at home, and I’ll tell you how!
hocolate caramels are the best, right? Pure heaven in a single bite! Yet, there is this strange phenomenon on the planet Earth, an entity that is never satisfied completely, that always yearns for more! It is the human being, of course. Why am I saying this? Well, guess what – if you want to improve chocolate caramels, to make them even more heavenly – use salt!
endiants [mɑ̃.djɑ̃] are small chocolate discs topped with dried fruits and nuts. There are so many great things about these sweet little snacks! First, you can use either dark, milk or white chocolate. Even better, you can put any nuts, dried or candied fruits you like, so can easily make different mendiants for each member of your family! And last, but not least, they are so attractive that you can wrap them in a cellophane bag, put a ribbon, and you will have the most beautiful handmade edible gift ever!
have to admit that I am not that crazy about white chocolate. Actually, if you stumble upon me in a supermarket, my shopping basket will contain a significant quantity of various chocolate bars, from creamy milk chocolate, filled with crunchy pecan and caramel bits, orange or almonds to bitter ones with high cocoa solids content. However, you won’t be able to find white chocolate inside whatsoever…