At least insomnia is good for something.
I was unable to sleep last night so I began trolling the internet at 3 a.m. (the internet never sleeps...) for something new and different to make for the shalom zachor of a very good friend who just had her FIFTH (!!!) boy. I chanced upon this post over at Life In the Carpool Lane: CHOCOLATE DIPPED CLEMENTINES. What a deceptively simple, yet elegant idea! And to make matters even better, clementines which are abundant right now, also happen to be on sale this week for $4.99 a box.
Here is my adaptation of her recipe:
semi-sweet chocolate chips
sweetened shredded coconut
- Peel and section the clementines
- Melt good quality chocolate over a double boiler and stir
- Dip each clementine section halfway into the melted chocolate and then in a bowl of shredded coconut
- Put the pieces on wax paper in the fridge to set
These taste as good as they look, and they look like something you might find in a gourmet shop.