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Old 10-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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I think I just found the cure for my partial depression. A big hunk of dark chocolate. It would certainly make me a happy camper. I will be happy because I know I am making my heart happy.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #12
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I like the odd piece of dark chocolate but I wish the same could be said for liquorice.
I love liquorice but it's bad for your heart :( Bummer!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:27 AM   #13
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I love milk chocolate and dark chocolate, but we only have dark now as it is better for us
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #14
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I love milk chocolate and dark chocolate, but we only have dark now as it is better for us
I've never really liked milk chocolate, not even as a child. The kids and I eat 70% + and hubby eats milk chocolate. My favourite is Lindt Intense Orange
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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Yes that is a nice one...I love the Lindt range too

We really love Nestle Club Dark Chocolate, that is what we have in all the time
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Yes that is a nice one...I love the Lindt range too

We really love Nestle Club Dark Chocolate, that is what we have in all the time
I do too, their chocolates melt in your mouth I don't like cheap chocolates, feels like you've eaten a bowl of cold lard!
I treat myself to good quality chocolate every few months. Lindt with sea salt is yummy too and the cherry one !
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #17
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Does anybody use chocolate in cooking. I have a few recipes, mostly Spanish, that use chocolate as an ingredient. Never tried it, but it does sound interesting.

If you have any recipes, I would appreciate them.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:24 PM   #18
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Does anybody use chocolate in cooking. I have a few recipes, mostly Spanish, that use chocolate as an ingredient. Never tried it, but it does sound interesting.

If you have any recipes, I would appreciate them.
Fillet medalions ( tenderloin ) with chocolate and port sauce.

Season steaks well on both sides with sea salt and crushed peppercorns. Sear on both sides until done to your liking. Set aside to rest.

For the sauce:

1/4 cup of port wine
1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of beef stock
1 tsp of chopped fresh rosemary
1 small shallot finely grated
1 ounch of bittersweet chocolate ( good quality ) grated
1 knob of butter.

Soften shallot in butter, add port and balsamic and reduce till syrupy. Add stock and rosemary and bring to a simmer. Slowly whisk in the chocolate and cook till slightly thickened.
Pour a bit over each steak and serve.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:07 PM   #19
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I love the chilli one too that Lindt do
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:17 AM   #20
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I like the chilli one too but I whisk it into warm milk. It makes a lovely hot chocolate!
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