Thursday, December 17, 2009

Putting The Season's Bounty To Good Use

(Cross-Posted on Kosher Cuisine)

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.


FBB said...

Semi-sweet chocolate chips and Good quality chocolate are mutually exclusive.

Once you have the melted chocolate go nuts: dried apricots, fresh grapes, pineapple, pretty much any fruit... yum!

Anonymous said...

Loose the coconut & you have my vote

ProfK said...

I use finely chopped nuts--pecans, filberts--instead of the coconut, and you're right--the results are delicious.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Thanks for the shout-out! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Michael Westen said...

They were excellent!