Yesterday I spent the day playing as an important part of the preparation for Christmas. Made honeycomb, got chocolate crumbed ready for ganache production and created serried ranks of apricots. And I couldn’t resist the first bit of Christmas sparkle with gold stars on the buttons!
Chocolate is funny stuff and sometimes it just doesn’t behave – I always need a few days to get back into practice. All went well, I didn’t burn the honeycomb (easily done and long remembered as the extractor fan struggles to remove the smell!) and happy family wandering in and out of the kitchen on quality control duty.
I also thought it would be good to have a few more pictures and so had Jozie standing over me with her camera. She also did a great job of some ‘still life’ shots for the ingredients page.