What do you do on cold days along the year, after work/school? What warms you up, love or hot chocolate? Or maybe both ? I have my little tricks that can make my cold days better in any season, even happy….although my favourite days are those of spring&summer.
I try to find at least 20 free minutes for the simplest recipe of muffins, fruit cake or citrus cookies. That amazing flavour coming from the oven makes me feel like in my childhood when my grandmothers were cooking all sorts of goodies during my winter and spring/summer holidays. Thank God one of them is still living and is still sharing with me her original recipes. As I know many of you like chocolate, I am sharing with you my recipe of chocolate tart that I find pretty easy. It is a sort of ‘chocolate cheesecake’ and am sure it will turn your cold days into warm, funny days inside your warm home, hopefully near special people to share it with! You need these ingredients: digestive biscuits around 200g, some butter, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, honey or maple syrup, coconut powder, some walnuts and raisins, a mix of forest fruits, brown sugar, some rhum/rhum essence.
So, first try to make the first level- destroy well the biscuits! Think of all those things which stressed you, uneducated drivers, annoying bosses, headaches, computers that do not function well, envious female colleagues, long queues in the shops, etc. and imagine that, by breaking those biscuits you are destroying all the stress in your lives 🙂 Back to the cake- melt some butter and mix it with the biscuits in a round pot (or whatever fits the recipe). If needed, add some extra soft butter or milk and it will create the perfect basis for your cake; then put it in the fridge. Then, start melting the chocolates; after they are like a cream, add the honey, walnuts/raisins, rhum essence and whatever you may like. Add this cream on the first biscuit basis, already cool; put it back in the fridge. In the end, wash the forest fruits and mix them with some coconut powder or add more fruits/ nuts/dry fruit if you like and arrange them nicely on the chocolate layer. That’s it, it can be tasted, don’t be selfish, share it with good friends 🙂
Good luck and bon apetit !