I can’t believe it’s only ten days til Christmas! Yet I’m surprisingly organized for the big day itself (of course it helps that my aunty is hosting Christmas dinner whereas last year I cooked it all myself.)
Yesterday I spent all day making my annual Christmas chocolate box. It’s not as fancy as it sounds though – I make a large quantity of white Christmas and rocky road and send my partner into the office with an enormous six litre container to share with his colleagues.
I posted a few pictures to Instagram yesterday and an English friend who has only lived in Australia for a couple of years asked me what White Christmas is and how to make it. Traditionally it’s a white chocolate version of rocky road made with rice bubbles, dessicated coconut, slivered almonds, raisins, glace cherries, icing sugar and copha. My version is a bit simpler though and the “method” (if you can even call it that) barely requires any effort – simply melt chocolate and add “bits”, I don’t even measure anything out, just add as much or as little as I want then spoon into ice-cube trays and refrigerate until set. I like to use the ice-cube trays as it means you don’t have to cut anything, simply pop the chocolate out then attempt not to eat it all.
White Christmas: 2 bags (450g) Cadbury white chocolate melts, rice bubbles, glace cherries (halved), slivered almonds, dessicated coconut.
Milk Chocolate Rocky Road: 2 bags (450g) Cadbury milk chocolate melts, peanuts, mini marshmallows, glace cherries (halved).
Dark Chocolate Extreme Rocky Road: 2 bags (450g) Cadbury dark chocolate melts, biscuit pieces (I broke up some plain milk arrowroot biscuits), peanuts, toffee caramel pieces, macadamias, pistachios, glace cherries (halved), berry jubes (lollies/candy), rice bubbles, mini marshmallows.
End result – six litres of chocolatey goodness and a large amount of compliments. 🙂
Now onto digiscrap goodness! I found a bit of time yesterday (mainly while chocolate was firming up in the fridge) to create a new paper pack to compliment my Northern Christmas pack. It’s Christmas Plaid, Tartan, Gingham and Check. You can find it here.