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  • Tuesday, October 04, 2005

    A Bittersweet Addiction...SHF #13

    Okay, so I confess! I'm addicted to chocolate. Well, maybe not...I mean, its not like I HAVE to have chocolate every day! There are times when I can go days without even craving for this taste of heaven. I have a whole section in my pantry dedicated to these 'lil beauties and I can honestly say that they have been lying there safe for a long time now without me taking a grab at them every other minute! But then, once I get a craving, there's no stopping me! It doesn't take much to tempt me to have a bite. Just the thought of it is more than sufficient. I love the way it just melts as soon as I lay it on my tongue. Chocolate is the best comfort food I can think of. Just one bite of its extraordinarily smooth taste and I'm instantly transported to that happy place. And with the holiday season just around the corner, I can never get enough of this heavenly sin! You can't imagine my excitement when I decided to start participating in SHF, and found this month's topic, The Dark Side!! I created this recipe on on of those chocolate-craving moments. It's to DIE for... Chocolate Nut Tartlets

    Ingredients: 1 cup cream 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tsp instant coffee powder 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Assortment of chopped nuts 12 mini tart shells ( I use the frozen ones and prepare them according to the packaged instructions) Method: Heat cream till it is warm enough to melt the chocolate chips. Do not let it come to a boil. Add chocolate chips, sugar, coffee powder and vanilla extract, and stir till the chocolate starts to melt. Remove the mixture from heat and keep stirring till chocolate melts nicely and forms a thick paste. Set aside to cool for 15-20 minutes. Fill each tart shell with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with choice of nuts.

    Serve warm or chilled!


    Blogger The Law Activist said...

    Greetings -- I just came across your blog. I LOVE INdian food. I am a huge fan. I wish I had a bumper sticker that said "I break for Indian food". A must with Indian cuisine is a glass of white wine. Keep the recipes coming.

    10/04/2005 09:29:00 PM  
    Blogger Dante said...

    OH WOW, NEATO! I love chocolate! Do you like chocolate covered pretzels?
    I'll bet you do and I'll bet you know how to make them real good too!
    Would you send me a recipe?
    One time I ate soooo much chocolate that I got sick all over the bus and the bus driver made me get off and we weren't even to my stop yet!

    10/05/2005 11:02:00 AM  
    Blogger Andren said...

    This chocoholic sez these sound great, just wish they had a different name.

    10/06/2005 01:33:00 PM  
    Blogger Distorted.Clarity said...

    Hello - great blog!! I am sort of a "in the closet cook buff" meaning nobody belives me that i can cook, kinda don't know why. anyways, i will be viewing your site many times!
    (eyes are glued on "Chocolate Nut Tartlets") starting to foam at the mouth.. looks so good..

    10/11/2005 08:25:00 PM  
    Blogger LB said...

    Very nice. "Addiction" is a proper term!


    10/21/2005 11:07:00 PM  
    Blogger chronicler said...

    Very nice creation. Addiction is the way to describe this passion!

    10/24/2005 12:27:00 AM  
    Blogger stefoodie said...

    oooh, how clever! chocolate and nuts in a little tart shell is pure heaven.

    10/25/2005 06:19:00 AM  
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