Terri’s prompt this week is sweet things which is a perfect fit for my weekend which has involved a lot of chocolate moulding.
The boys have to do eighteen hours of community service a year for their school and I have to do seven and a half hours for my work place. On Friday, my division at work is hosting a Valentine’s event where we will be selling roses and chocolates to people to raise money for charity. We are aiming to raise R45 000 to fund the building of toilets for an under privileged school.
I volunteered to make the chocolates and my boys helped me. Actually, they did most of the work and I supervised them. We needed to make 50 bags of chocolates and that required three sessions of chocolate making. Each session involved melting 1 kg of chocolate, tempering it to get the temperature right to mould and set the chocolate, spooning the melted chocolate into the moulds, sticking a sticker onto each packet, unmoulding the chocolates, packing them into the packets and, finally, tying each bag with ribbon. It took us all five hours to make the 50 bags as there was also the washing up which seems to increase by double when the boys help me [or I help them depending on how you look at it].
Anyhow, here is the fruit of our labour:
Michael and I have a new Sir Chocolate book coming out soon, Sir Chocolate and the Ice cream Rainbow Fairies story and cookbook. This is the cover:
Here is the Banana Toffee Fairy:
She is also very sweet, isn’t she?
You can join in Terri’s prompt here: https://secondwindleisure.com/2020/02/09/sunday-stills-sweet-deals-ahead/