When I was out lunching with my in-laws and kids at Holland Village yesterday, we happened to pass by Da Paolo Gastronomia. In case some of you haven't heard of this place before, it's actually an eat-in or take-out one-stop store with freshly made entrees, pastry or deserts. They even have freshly made pasta for sale which according to my SIL, it's very good. :) As for myself, I have always loved their selection of deserts there. I have tried their cheesecake and brownie and already fell in love with them! So rich and decadent! (but quite sinful, lol!) We then spotted this really interesting item that was displaying at the desert section, a chocolate coated wreath made with cornflakes! It look awfully good and chocolaty. :9 So when I got home, I decided to replicate it myself....chocolate + cornflake, how hard can it be? After some this and that....look what have I got!
Not too shabby don't you think? Lol! In fact this is so easy to make, I highly recommend that you make it yourself! Get your kids to help you as a fun holiday project. ;) Make as many as you like as gifts to your family and friends. Plus you don't need an oven to do this, no baking involved. (oops, there goes my submission for Aspiring Bakers this month. :P) And since there are only 5 ingredients involve, I bet you already have them in your pantry. :)
Ingredients for Chocolate Cornflake Wreath: (Makes a 8 to 10")
140g dark quality chocolate, chopped
3 tbsp honey
60g unsalted butter
50g sweetened dried cranberries (Optional)
- In a heat proof bowl, place chocolate, honey and butter in. Either melt these ingredients over the double boiler or simply just microwave it. Mix well till combined.
- Lay some plastic wrap over the tube pan you will be using. (I used a 10" bundt pan)
- Stir the cornflakes and dried cranberries(if using) in and make sure all are coated.
- Spoon mixture into a tube pan (I used an 10" bundt pan).
- Wrap the mixture up gently with the plastic wrap and chill in the fridge in the tube pan for at least an hour or freeze if you are bringing it to a dinner party.
- Once the chocolate has set, remove from pan and remove plastic wrap. Decorate at will with colorful ribbons!
The initial look after it came out of the pan was just so normal. But when I "dress it up" with some simple ribbons, it looked pretty grand. :)
Hope you all like this simple and yummy Xmas treat. Try it out!
Okay all, have a super nice weekend!