diy: randevú with chocolate

happy birthday lovers!!!
a month ago, we had our dear friend kristine’s birthday and as a present, we made these little… sinful… in mouth melting… chocolate brownies.
And today, inspired by one of the most delicious movies, “chocolat”, and signe’s recipe of “četras sezonas” magazine (lately, a must have in my kitchen), i want to share with u, my readers, a rendez-vous with chocolate.


chocolate brownies
35 g walnuts
30 g whole-grain flour
150 g milk chocolate
150 g black chocolate
100 g sweet cream
150 g butter
90 g brown sugar
3 eggs
preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
in a blender bowl, mix together the walnuts and flour and place the rack in the center of the oven.

melt the chopped chocolate, sweet cream, butter and sugar in a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water (bain-marie or double boiler). once melted and smooth, remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes. then, add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. then, mix the flour/walnut mixture until well blended.

divide dough among 12 muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full. bake in preheated oven about 12 minutes. allow cooling in the pan for about 10 minutes, then take them out of the pan and let them cool completely.

this time i’ve decorated our chocolaty brownies with air-dried roses, leftovers from my 30th birthday party (i love leftovers).
this is a great method to enjoy your flowers longer and also the perfect way to garnish your cake with natural ingredients.

diy – dried roses
hang them in a warm, dry place with good ventilation for two weeks or more (i put them in the kitchen, another added value – pretty decor for a while). tie a string around the stems and hang them upside down. once completely dried, store them in plastic bags, or you can also use recycled jars. an important thing is to keep them in a cool, dry place and never to store them in a sunny spot.


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