Mmm, nine and a bit hours’ sleep, love it!
This post was supposed to go up last night but in the end I was late (no surprise!) for meeting my friend Roz and I didn’t have time. I did have a lovely night though, with dinner, made by her, of roasted vegetables with goats’ cheese on top – definitely one to recreate – and hours generally catching up… all good 🙂
. But these needed to be shared:
They’re this week’s 12 Weeks of Cookies and Sweets and because it’s been all about the cookies so far, I thought it was time the sweets had a turn. These came from Hannah’s genius Anzac biscuit truffles, which I made, loved and devoured a couple of weeks ago. As I was making/devouring the second (or was it third) batch, I suddenly thought a chocolate version was called for.
I wasn’t wrong.
35g almonds, roasted
15g pine nuts
2tbsp cocoa powder
2tbsp and 2tsp golden syrup
Grind the oats, nuts and cocoa together till crumby and well-mixed, then add the golden syrup and blend again, till it’s clumpy and well blended. Wrap in cling film, refrigerate for a couple of hours, then roll into balls. Your hands will get covered in delicious stickiness. I’m sure you’ll cope.
You could roll these in cocoa, hundreds and thousands or ground almonds and package them up for Christmas presents.
Alternatively, of course, you could sit in a dark corner and scoff the lot, emerging with nothing but a smear of chocolate round your mouth to show for it.
Years ago, I used to make a “fridge cake”, basically a mixture of golden syrup, sugar, butter and chocolate, melted together and mixed with crushed digestive biscuits and left to set – and these remind me of nothing so much as those tooth-achingly sweet, hideously unhealthy but amazingly delicious squidgy little squares.
I know all the (blogging) world and his wife has made something like this and the credit for these is from Hannah’s delicious creation (something tells me she’ll approve of the chocolate version though!) Mine are also not as healthy as some – as far as I know, golden syrup’s credentials as a superfood are yet to be confirmed – but they’re good. Really good.
Hope you enjoy this week’s contribution – and there’s more deliciousness here,
Thank you very much to Brenda!
And last thing, my mum, bless her, got me an Advent calendar. So just as a reminder…
Yep, that’ll be three weeks on Sunday, eek!