Friday, January 11, 2013

We made peppermint bark, again

The girls saw the spare boxes of candy canes in the pasta cupboard (that sounds like a good hiding place, doesn't it?) and insisted that we make bark again.  Because they ate it all so quickly last time.  Not a problem I said, and we got to smashing up the candy canes.  They had a blast unwrapping and cracking the canes, then trying to crush them with the end of the wooden rolling pin.  We did an okay job...
Then I melted the chocolate in a bain-marie for the best result.  Well, I say bain-marie but really it was a ceramic bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.  Sounds a lot less fancy like that though, doesn't it?  Mini-2 stirred in the milk chocolate and candy canes
 And Mini-1 did the white chocolate portion.
And we all gobbled up the resulting bark in a matter of days, yummy!!!