Normally I only share a recipe after a lot of testing and tasting and often with a bit of modification to improve it. This time however I made these apples for Hallowe’en and it was such a hit that I did not even get a chance to taste them! I am sure they tasted lovely though. So here we go; apples that are good for any autumnal celebration (did someone mention Bonfire night?)
Now let me share more about my feeling re Hallowe’en. I still dislike it even though I was more involved this year. I think I mentioned before I dislike this celebration mostly due to tacky decorations and creepy dress ups (It does not seem so bad in USA, but here in the UK kids dress up in grotesque costumes). I even wrote a post in the past on how to survive halloween! But beside all these reasons my real real reason for disliking halloween is the fact that it celebrates fear and a spiritual realm that does exist. I am not going further with this and try to argue. Instead I want to explain why I am involved more this year. My prime reason is to get to know my neighbours and to experience Hallowe’en a bit from a broader perspective so decide what if anything I should do with my kids next year. SALTED CHOCOLATE APPLES
- 12-17 small eating apples
- 200g dark chocolate
- 200g milk chocolate
- 200g white chocolate (optional)
- sea salt
- descanted coconut (if using white chocolate)
- sticks (can be reused ice lolly sticks, tree branch bits or even skewers perhaps?)
1. First arrange apples on the baking paper. Insert sticks so you are able to hold onto them when applying chocolate.2. Melt the chocolate either carefully heating it in the microwave or over a pot of hot water.
3. Swirl the apple into chocolate so it gets evenly coated. Drizzle some more chocolate of different type on the sides for a pretty look. Don’t forget to salt it ;-).
4. Let the apples set in the fridge.I found that white chocolate does not go back to solid state very quickly. Once applied, white chocolate would just slide off the apple. I think it is important to either wait till the chocolate starts thickening or roll the apple (with chocolate on it) in some descanted coconut so it holds everything together. The apples decorated this ways look as pretty as other apples I think :-).Hope you feel inspired