For a while now I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a Facebook Page for The Pink Cashmere. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to create another social media outlet that I had to keep updating, considering I’m not particularly amazing at keeping my Twitter up to date!
I created this page a while back, I think all the way in October, when I first started The Pink Cashmere, but it isn’t until recently that I actually posted anything on it, I mean I seriously don’t use my own Facebook that much, so trying to organise another account for The Pink Cashmere was a lot of effort……especially when I logged in and everything had changed on FB, I needed a dummies guide to Facebook!
Anyway, without further ado, I present to you The Pink Cashmere Facebook Page. Like it, share it, and I promise I will try to keep it up to date!
~Wonderfully decadent, Strawberries dipped in chocolate and champagne~
I love strawberries dipped in chocolate, it’s such a simple desert and is so easy to make. The fact that I can go down to my local farm shop and pic the strawberries, something my mum and I have done ever since I can remember, only adds to my overall love of the chocolatey treat. I think the thing that I am most enamoured with when it comes to strawberries dipped in chocolate, is the way the sweet fruity zest of the strawberry adds a lovely intense flavour to the chocolate. If you have a chocolate fountain lying around then there is nothing better than firing it up and allowing guests to dip the strawberries into fresh warm melted chocolate. If however you don’t have that luxury (like myself) then there is a simple and easy alternative.
(Recipe beneath pictures)
You Will Need:
A microwave safe bowl (or your alternative to melting chocolate)
As many strawberries as you like
As many bars of chocolate you think will be needed (I buy extra bars, and then melt them when I need more chocolate)
1. Take a large enough cutting of baking paper and on a baking tray.
2. Wash and dry the strawberries (It is very important that the strawberries are as dry as possible, as the water in the melted chocolate can cause the chocolate to go all gloopy)
3. Melt the chocolate
4. Hold the strawberry by the stem and then dip it into the chocolate, twirl it so that the chocolate is evenly coating the strawberry.
5. Place the strawberry on the baking paper, and then do it all again. Make sure you leave a small gap between each strawberry as the chocolate can spread.
6. Once you’re done dipping the strawberries place them in the fridge for at least half and hour, or until you are ready to serve them. I’d recommend taking them out of the fridge for a few minuets before you want to serve them so they aren’t too cold and hard.
I always have to have something playing music on in the background, whether it be NRJ France, Kiss 100 (I love Ricky, Melvin and Charlie in the morning!) or just my humble iTunes playlist. Music is such an important part of my life and I really have no specific genre that I favour over another. I often find I get a bit obsessed with a different song each week, so I’ve been debating whether or not to do a weekly post, A Week In Song, so I can share with you, my lovely readers, the songs that I’ve been belting out for the past week.
This week I’ve been listening to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (yes I’m aware its an old song)
The song starts at around 40/50 seconds into the video.
Disclosure: All videos on 'A Week In Song' have been pasted from Youtube from the official artists link.
The other week I went to the British Museum to see the Ice Age exhibition. I am fascinated by art and history so I was very excited to see what our ancestors created so many years ago! To see these tiny little sculptures created with such care and so detailed, that are thousands of years old is quite amazing. Until recently I thought that the Ice Age man was more of an “UGG UGH UHGG” sort of person, of course we’ve all seen the incredible cave paintings in France, but I was not expecting to see all these little pieces of art that was left behind so many years ago. For anyone interested in Art History I really would recommend this exhibition, and I can’t wait to see the Herculaneum and Pompeii exhibition.