Another cookie recipe, another one with chocolate. It’s just this time of the year that I lust for more chocolate than usual, I guess. Also it goes perfect with some coffee as you can see and every excuse to sit down, rest my leg – aka my right ankle that still hurts since I injured it 2 weeks ago – is good for me.
Also pralines are not only for Christmas and now that I made these walnut and chocolate pralines, I surely make them throughout the year as a treat.
Doesn’t this picture just draws you in? I just feel like sitting down again and having a coffee and some pralineswith you. A good idea, right?
- 70 g cream
- 20 g butter
- 20 g honey
- 100 g dark chocolate (chopped)
- 180 g milk chocolate (chopped)
- 60 g walnuts (chopped)
- 20 g grated pistachios
- 1 Tbsp rum
- 150 g melted milk chocolate
- 30 pcs of walnuts
- Get a small (wooden or metal) frame ready of the size of 26 to 10 cm and put it on a baking paper.
- Heat the cream with the butter and honey in a small pot. Bring it to the boil.
- Add the chopped dark and milk chocolate and stir well.
- After a few minutes blend it with a mixer.
- Add the chopped walnuts, grated pistachios and rum.
- Fill the frame and spread it evenly.
- Put it into a cool place over night.
- After it's all set, cut the pralines into small squares.
- Dip them into the melted milk chocolate and add one piece of walnut on top.
- Let the decor harden as well and voilá!
I found this recipe which was originally not with walnuts but hazelnuts – but one uses what’s around, right? Also I’m a big fan of walnuts and since I get them *cough* for free *cough* from my parents, I wouldn’t use anything else.
I treasure these little moments very much: the time when I sit down and sip my coffee. I sometimes envy smokers (am I allowed to say that) for their excuse to take a break regularly. I’m the one that even postpones drinking and going to the toilet when I want to get something done.
Although it would be sometimes real good, just to take a minute, think about what needs to be done and how to make it. In the end that would safe me a lot of time and nerves. However – as the name of this blog suggest anyway – I’m a maker which also means sometimes that I do before thinking. Get busy instead of making a plan. Think quick.
My boyfriend is the opposite and both has it’s pros and cons. Coffee sometimes gives me the excuse I need to rest, think, plan and organise.
Do you know what I mean? Do you sometimes feel the same?
Now. Carry on!