Hugh kindly gave us a lift to the station and we embarked upon our adventure together! Penny is really good with trains and the underground - much better than me! Before we knew it we were getting off the tube at Chancery Lane - just the 40 minutes too early! Fortunately there was a Cafe Nero on the doorstep, so we stopped in for a cup of peppermint tea for me and a very sour lemonade for Penny! We then made the 5 minute walk to the premises of My Chocolate. We pressed the buzzer to be let in and were asked to wait in the entrance hall to be taken to the chocolate rooms - and to help ourselves to the chocolate on the table - no need to be told twice!
First off we decorated our whoopie pie tops which were sitting on the table. We were given a bowl of melted white chocolate and drizzled it over the tops of the pies. Whilst we were doing that, Tess, our instructor, was melting marshmallows and white chocolate to make the filling for the pies. Once our pies were decorated it was on to making our chocolate martinis! We were given a bowl of melted milk chocolate this time and we used it to drizzle in our glasses to decorate them. Then it was cocktail time! Penny had a non-alcoholic version, so she went first! 15 spoons of melted chocolate single cream shaken over ice and poured into her glass! I paired up with the single lady on our table and we put 8 spoons of the chocolate/cream mix into the shaker and added 2 measures of vodka and 2 measures of chocolate liqueur into the shaker. A good shake and then it was poured out - delicious!
Penny and I both liked the Cookie Monster which Tess had made, so we both made that one! Penny also made another Tess had demonstrated, the Mr Whippy icecream, with a cherry on top! In the photo below mine are on the left and Penny's on the right.
After two hours of stickiness it was time to box up our creations and head home. Down the escalators and back onto the tube and then off to Liverpool Street to get the train back to Wickford. Hugh met us at the station and took us back home to a roast chicken dinner he had prepared - another lovely treat!
|Here is Penny's Cookie Monster in more detail|
|And her prize winning snail!|