Monday, November 8, 2010
White Chocolate/Cointreau Pomegranate Sweethearts
I know that chocolate connoisseurs will scoff at this, but I like White chocolate. I know that in fact, there is no cocoa solids, only cocoa butter in white chocolate, so many do not even consider it chocolate. I don't care, I like it.
I also like to flavor it a bit. I have trouble melting white chocolate. It tends to clump, burn, just not work right. But add a bit of cream to the chocolate and it melts just fine. But you have the same taste. Now, add a bit of Cointreau, that wonderful orange flavored liquor and you have an all new treat.
And top with some of those amazing arils (the seed sack with juice and a tangy seed inside) of a Pomegranate and you really have something.
Hearts are so easy to make with melted chocolate, two dots, take the back of a spoon and swirl each side down to a point and you have a heart.
Add the Arils (press them into the chocolate while it is still melted) and you have your Pomegranate White Chocolate/Cointreau Sweethearts.
Just that easy!
And an update...
After ten days, we have water, we have plumbing and we have granite countertops!
It was to be a one day project, but after 10 days, three plumbers, all is right!
Now this is a beautiful sight!