|Tots 100 Center Parcs Chocolate Challenge.|
This months Tots 100 Center Parcs challenge is all about one of our family's most favourite things...Chocolate!
We have been challenged to share our chocolate innovations as we prepare for Easter. Easter can mean so many special things to different people from remembering the very foundations of the Christian faith; the cross, the tomb, the resurrection. Easter can remind us of a time of new beginnings with the signs of Spring waking the Earth up from it's Winter slumber with bulbs, roots, shoots, and blossom appearing all around us. Easter can be a time of family fun and chocolate Easter egg hunts. Well in our family Easter has come to have another special meaning...for the past couple of years, Easter time has coincided with....
....the return of Doctor Who to our TV screens!
So instead of chocolate Easter eggs, we have decided to celebrate with....
CHOCOLATE TARDIS (TARDIS' / TARDISES / TARDI ??? - what is the plural of TARDIS - Can anyone help me out here???)
|The kids look forward to their Chocolate Tardis for Easter|
The way we made these was by using a piece of plastic packaging from a free gift that came with the Doctor Who Magazine a couple of years ago. Although you may not be able to get hold of the exact same piece of plastic, the same principle works with other shapes you may come across.
I now just melt chocolate using a bowl over a pan of boiling water. I used to use the microwave, which sounds like it would be easier, but after managing to burn the chocolate on a regular basis, I found I have more success using the hob. Make sure a grown-up does this part if you are using the hob! The kids can join in with the pouring into moulds and decorating the chocolate afterwards using icing pens or sprinkles.
The great thing about moulding your own chocolate is that it is really simple to do and you get to choose your fave type of chocolate to use (for example, if you love white chocolate you can use that, or if you want to make sure you are using fair trade chocolate you can do that). Of course, you can be as creative and inventive as you like too and if, like us, you are a big Doctor Who fan you could end up with your very own chocolate TARDIS.
This is our entry into the Tots100 Center Parcs Blogger Family Chocolate Challenge. You can see our previous challenges by clicking on the links below:
February 2013 - Our Perfect Petit Pancakes