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A proper British Chocolate…

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copyright, 2008 Maria Liberati 

As I am always on the lookout for wonderful places for my ‘foodie fans’ to be aware of..I have stumbled upon a wonderful British find for Sweets and Chocolates of all kinds.  You might say they are all done with a bit of style as well.  At least I know one place I will be visiting on my next trip to London..Hope & Greenwood.

If you have a fancy for a terrific sweet the proper British style check out Hope & Greenwood. It is the perfect place to get some proper British style sweets but with a nostalgic twist.

Hope & Greeenwood have done what I think is so ‘fantabulous (if it is  real word ..well it is a combo of fantastic and fabulous)! Taking a food that they have a passion for-SWEETS– and expressing their yearning for everything nostalgic through them.

 For the chocoholics and those who love their ‘cioccolata’ or CHOCOLATE.. there is plenty to be ecstatic about. From British truffles to Organic chocolate in flavors like Organic Fudge Cake and Organic Apple Pie bar….

And so you don’t have to feel guilty they have a dark chocolate bar that contains 72% cocoa-a proven antioxidant.  And if you would like to see what marvelous things their chocolate does in a recipe, try the recipe below and see what happens (recipe for Budino Al Cioccolato). For this recipe try their Perfectly Simple Dark Chocolate Bar that is 72% cocoa.

However, if you are in the mood for a bit of  nostalgia…. what could settle a sweet tooth more than good old fashioned ‘LOLLIES’

Lollies that will bring you back to the  memories of the  lazy days of summer picnics and childhood. They are guaranteed to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Budino Al Cioccolata

32 ounces of Dark Chocolate

2 tblsps of corn starch

2 cups milk

1/3 cup sugar

2 egg yolks

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. When chocolate is melted  remove from heat and set aside.  In seperate saucepan mix corn starch and sugar with wooden spoon. Add in the milk a little at a time, mixing in well constantly stirring. Add in melted chocolate and stir in well. Place on heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly. When boiling remove from heat. Let cool for a 3 minutes and add in butter cut into pieces and egg yolks. Mix vigorously with wire whisk. When well blended, place in a pan or mold and place in refrigerator for 3 hours. Unmold and serve with whipped cream.

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