This year I bought a small Christmas present for myself, that I had been dreaming of for a while. Some of you might know that I(Annika) have a weak spot for homemade chocolate. I have a few recipes I like to use around Easter and Christmas, and I give these as presents or treats, all nicely wrapped, looking fiercely delicious :)
Up until now, I have been quite satisfied with a more simple chocolate making approach, one where I could shape the chocolate pieces with a spoon. But this year I was craving a bit more.
I got this idea of a chocolate with caramel filling into my head and it just wouldn't go away again. A while ago I stumbled across this delicious caramel recipe, that I was using for a cake, and I thought it would be perfect for the chocolate filling.
So for this little experiment of mine, I realized I needed to upgrade my chocolate making tools and I immediately thought of those beautiful old metal molds, you sometimes find in vintage shops. These are not necessarily easy or cheap to come by, but I was pretty lucky. I found
So the week before Christmas I turned my kitchen into a small chocolate factory, testing and experimenting and it turned out beautifully. I even tested a couple of silicon molds, or actually they were ice cube trays from Ikea, and they worked very well too.
They were pretty easy to just turn upside down and the chocolate pieces would more or less pop out. The metal molds can be a bit harder to work with, but it looks so delicious, when you get it right.
I'm very much looking forward to be making more filled chocolate...actually thinking of permanently turning the kitchen into a chocolate factory. I mean, what else do you need besides homemade caramel filled chocolate :)
Have a great day!
/Annika & Sussi