It’s windy. Again. I’m zoning out almost like a hero of “The secret life of Walter Mitty” (watch it, even just for beautiful vistas from Iceland, Greenland and Afghanistan), dreaming about warm countries, where there is no winter and summer is hot. I’m also reading a unusual book reminding myself how I like learning about random things. That wasn’t my New Year’s resolution, but it should. Read something different. Learn something.
I know, it’s not fair. I cook lentils for lunch, but for you I propose sweets. To my defence I can say those chocolate prunes can be part of your 5 a day, so that’s totally healthy. This may be something new for you. It may be not, but soaking dry fruits in alcohol, stuffing them with marzipan and then dipping them in chocolate is a good idea. It’s simple. If I had done homemade gifts this Christmas I would probably made some of these.
Chocolate prunes soaked in rum
- 20 soft Californian prunes
- 1/3 cup rum
- 80g marzipan
- 130g dark chocolate
Soak prunes in the rum overnight, or at least for an hour.
Insert a chunk of marzipan into every prune. The marzipan size should be similar to a prune stone.
Melt the chocolate.
Place the prune onto a skewer and cover it in chocolate.
Put it on a greaseproof surface.
Repeat until you run out of the prunes.
Wait until chocolate sets.
Place into an airtight container.