Valentine's day is around the corner , so I wanted to start with a chocolate recipe. We are choco crazy in our family. At the same time I wanted to share some romantic moments from Jane Austen novels that I like. This recipe was inspired from some of my husband's favorite food: chocolate, peanut & kiwi fruit. I've used salted roasted peanuts but you can used unsalted peanut too. In fact you can use any nuts that you prefer. As for the kiwi fruit, it is better to get not too ripe or firm kiwis. All & all this recipe tasted good with a tiny hint of sourly & savory at the same time if you used salted roasted peanuts. Since it's for Valentine's day , I've baked it in a heart shape mould but I've added to much batter. A little too thick but nevertheless it's still tasty.
Jane's romantic moment in Emma."My dearest Emma," said he, "for dearest you will always be, whatever the event of this hour's conversation, my dearest, most beloved Emma--tell me at once. Say `No,' if it is to be said."-- She could really say nothing.--"You are silent," he cried, with great animation; "absolutely silent! at present I ask no more."
Emma was almost ready to sink under the agitation of this moment. The dread of being awakened from the happiest dream, was perhaps the most prominent feeling.
"I cannot make speeches, Emma:" he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing.--"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am.--You hear nothing but truth from me.--I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.-- Bear with the truths I would tell you now, dearest Emma, as well as you have borne with them. The manner, perhaps, may have as little to recommend them. God knows, I have been a very indifferent lover.-- But you understand me.--Yes, you see, you understand my feelings-- and will return them if you can. At present, I ask only to hear, once to hear your voice."
Emma - Jane Austen (1816)
This recipe was shared on #chocolatelove event & Daily-Cuppa for the Chocolate Lover event hosted by Resh .
Kiwi & Peanut. Brownies
80g chopped roasted peanuts
200g dark chocolate
3 firm Kiwi + 3 ripe for deco
2 tbsp of baking powder
1) Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease mould or rectangular cake tin.
2) Melt butter & chocolate pieces on bain-marie / double boiler.
3) Peel & cut kiwi into 12 pieces, each
4) Beat eggs into the melted chocolate till all combined.
5) Incorporate sugar, flour, baking powder & chopped roasted peanuts into the chocolate mixture .
6) Add pieces of kiwi into chocolate batter & mix till combined. Pour chocolate batter on heart shape mould or rectangular cake tin. Bake for 20 minutes. Let it to cool.
Yeah!..February is #chocolatelove month!