That’s for “long time-no see.” I feel like I’ve watched too much Jeopardy!
Well, I like to stay busy but just apparently not writing blogs.
With the holidays approaching, I thought I’d break with family traditions
and make some different treats this year. I have opted for cake pops
and fudge. I’ve made the cake pops but not the fudge. Here is how I made
the cake pops:
First I found a recipe online. I made the cake. Let cool and crumbled it.
Next I added the frosting: about 12 oz. for one cake. All the recipes caution
using too much frosting. Now make the mix into balls. I formed mine right
away and it worked fine but some recipes say it’s easier to cool the mix.
Now is the time you definitely want to cool. I let mine overnight, well covered
but at least 6 hours or you could freeze them a few minutes.
When you get ready to cover them with the confection, melt the chocolate,
either in the microwave or in a double boiler. I broke the 2 middle tongs out
of a plastic fork and rested the pop on it over the chocolate; then spooned over
to cover. I used Ghirardelli’s white chocolate baking bar (nothing added) and
semi-sweet chocolate chips. Just be sure to add 1 tsp. shortening to each cup
of chips that you use. I garnished mine with shaved white chocolate and the
white that was left from covering the pops.
There you have it. My first attempt at cake pops. Very rich but hey! it’s the holidays.