Look what we found in the kitchen! We were sooooo excited we almost went bang! This means we now can make our own confectionary and then review it! How brilliant is that?
Darrell was outside our Tesco Express this morning queuing before they were even open, he was so desperate to buy some chocolate and get started! What is he like?
When he got back, we broke the chocolate up in a bowl and melted it very carefully in the microwave, stirring at intervals. You will have no doubt noticed that we followed stringent hygiene precautions of a rubber glove type nature to ensure that none of our produce got contaminated by germs and stuff falling off our hands and into the chocolate.
We carefully spooned the chocolate into the mould, which was a lot trickier than we first thought, but waves of excitement were surging through our bodies ……. but we found waiting for it to harden seemed interminable.
While we were waiting, Darrell also “found” an abandoned icing set in one of the cupboards ……
…….. and although we had planned on leaving our gingerbread men plain, it seemed rude not to “embellish” them just a little.
Icing too proved a lot harder than we anticipated and it took a lot of concentration, in fact Darrell went quite crossed eyed during his efforts!
…… And we now have a greater appreciation for anyone who can wield a piping bag and do swirls and stuff …..
…. However we felt very proud of our work …..
…….. but naturally as some old wife once said ….. “The proof of the pudding is in the eating there of” ……
……. nom, nom, nom, nom ….!