These chocolate spoons were a great hit with everyone this christmas, and I think they'd be a very sweet valentines gift (no pun intended!), or a little extra birthday present (not to mention Mother's Day or Father's Day)!
The idea is simple - warm up a mug of milk (the hotter the better), take your chocolate spoon, which is a teaspoon with a big lump of chocolate on the end, and stir your milk round and round. Hey presto - hot chocolate!
They're easy to make, and with a little thought can look very special. Definitely cooking with children-able, and inexpensive - what more can up you ask for!
Handy tips when working with chocolate
- While moving the bowl around, make sure no water is going to end up in with the chocolate - if you tip the chocolate into the hearts then water on the bottom may drip in too.
- If for any reason the mould is wet (if you're making one batch after another for example, so it's just been washed up) it needs to be dried before you pour in the chocolate. Very fiddly with a tea towel, but I have a solution - pop the empty mould the right way up in the microwave for a minute - this will boil any drops of water left on the mould so it will evaporate, leaving you with a dry mould - am I clever or what!
- If the chocolate firms up before you're ready, pop it back on top of the saucepan for a minute, and it will loosen back up.