Yesterday I got this grand idea of making this fancy chocolate heart dessert for my hubby…. yeah umm well…. hang on this is a bit of a bumpy ride
It all started out well…
Step 1: Melt Chocolate in a double boiler (or for those of you who don’t have one stacked pans) with shortening (see note below)
*** MAKE SURE you put shortening in it to keep it moist or it will get hard quick (don’t use milk!! BAD BAD BAD idea that I had and shall not be EVER mentioned again, STUPID MILK, stupid chemical reaction).
Step 2: Get a cute heart silicon mold
***FYI don’t throw out directions of how to make stuff in the molds SOOO bad idea
Step 3: Put the melted chocolate in the mold and paint up the sides to make it into a chocolate cup.
*** SOO does not go nearly as smoothly as that direction says. Melted chocolate = doesn’t stick to the sides
Step 3 1/2: Let the chocolate harden in the mold for a minute THEN paint the sides with chocolate
*** need patients for this takes A LOT of steps to get a thick shell (again learned the hard way, see next few steps)
Step 4: Put in the freezer (didn’t screw this step up PHEW!)
Step 5: Pull out of the cups by bending the silicon mold back
*** Yeah this is where I had a minor disagreement with the molds and lets just leave it as there was an incident and move on
Step 6: Make a totally different dessert using chocolate pieces and enjoy.
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