Saturday, February 18, 2012

Toblerone in a Blanket

I've been wanting to do this for MONTHS and finally was given the opportunity!

I gave my hubby a Toblerone for Valentine's Day with the intention of consuming it wrapped in a delicious blanket of baked shortbread!

It was very easy to do. Here's how!

Shortbread Recipe:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup butter (I even splurged and bought real butter...all we ever have is margarine)

Sift the dry ingedients into a bowl. Mix well with a spoon. Knead in butter (softened to slightly warmer than room temperature). I used my hands to break the butter apart and then mix with the dry ingredients. Mix until all the powder is incorporated and it makes a nice ball of dough.

Wrap the dough in Saran wrap and place in the fridge for 30 mins to firm.

Now here's the fun part!
Unwrap the Toblerone from the foil. Roll out dough to approximately 1/2 inch thickness. Roll it so its longer than it is wide (the same shape as the chocolate bar). Place the Toblerone on the dough, and lift the edges so it fully encompasses the bar.

I rolled the dough out on the Saran wrap and used the wrap to help me dough around the bar, as my dough was pretty soft because I was too impatient to wait half an hour. It worked beautifully. Just lift the wrap up and curl the dough over the bar, one side at a time.

Place Toblerone in a Blanket on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

The bottom of the cookie should be nicely browned. Let it cool for about 10 minutes before eating because the chocolate inside will be piping hot and the cookie will want to crumble if moved before its cooled.

It was DELICIOUS and very rich. I was really impressed with this simple shortbread recipe.

Enjoy! And if you decide to make it, let me know what you think!


Monday, July 11, 2011

i am not a chef...

...but i am a cook.

when i started telling my mom about the meals my husband and i make together, she suggested i start a cooking blog. i have thought about it and thought, why not! i always search for recipes online and then alter them, so why not give others the opportunity to do the same?

i will try to post at somewhat regular intervals, and to post pictures, too.

enjoy, and in the words of the great julia child...

bon apetit!!