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Chocolate prunes soaked in rum

January 7, 2014

prunes in chocolate

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.  prunes in chocolate

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. prunes in chocolate

Chocolate prunes soaked in rum

Chocolate prunes soaked in rum

Recipe adapted from Moje wypieki

Notes: If you are not a fan of dark chocolate you can use milk or white chocolate instead.

  • 20 soft Californian prunes, pitted
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 80g marzipan
  • 130g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Soak prunes in the rum overnight, or at least for an hour if you are in a hurry.
Drain the prunes (discard the soaking liquid).
Insert a chunk of marzipan into every prune. The marzipan size should be similar to a prune stone.
Now, let's melt chocolate.
Place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl (stainless steel or tempered glass).
Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (the water shouldn't touch the bottom of the bowl) and melt the chocolate (here is a video that may help you if you never melted chocolate before).
When the chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat.
Place the prune onto a skewer and cover it in chocolate.
Put it on a greaseproof surface (parchment paper will be great), gently remove the skewer.
Repeat until you run out of the prunes.
Wait until chocolate sets.
Place into an airtight container.

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  • Reply Joanna January 9, 2014 at 03:10

    Jakiesz te sliweczki sa wykwintne! Nawet z marcepanem w srodku! Wygladaja super! Nawet lepiej jak w sklepie Wedlowskim:) I masz takze racje co do zdrowotnosci, mozna je zdecydowanie podciagnac do ” 5 a day”.

    • Reply Magda January 11, 2014 at 14:30

      Dziękuję Joanno, chociaż powinnam popracować nad czekoladą, żeby była błyszcząca, ale muszę przyznać, że mi się nie chciało. Takie 5 a day to ja rozumiem ;)

  • Reply Joanna January 13, 2014 at 03:07

    No to teraz mi dalas duzo do myslenia! Nigdy nie zwracalam uwagi na lsnienie czekolady a teraz dzieki tobie to juz sie bedze przygladac!:)

    • Reply Magda January 13, 2014 at 23:06

      Niestety czlowiek na blogu uczy sie za duzo rzeczy, a potem chce dazyc do idealu, na szczescie jak widac nie popadam w obled i pewne szczegoly zostawiam profesjonalistom ;)

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