Saturday, May 1, 2010

Internet Withdrawal Dessert Goodness

Dear Internet,
You left our home for days on end and worried us. We thought you wouldn't come back. Then, when you did come back, you didn't bring your wireless wife with you, which made us worry even more. Would you really make us share a cable? Really? We thought we would have to set up camp at Coffee Bean and ask nicely for them to adopt us. We thought many nasty thoughts but thankfully those have stopped now that you're back with your temperamental wife, Wireless. But do you know the trouble both of you have caused? I haven't been able to update my blog and post my photos and they got sad and lonely when they were separated, not to mention scared. Shame on you for making my invisible friends worry. I love you. Don't leave. Please.
Love and fairy dust,

Sneak peak:
My homecheflings, we're about to share an easy experience together. An experience that I haven't yet named. One that doesn't involve scary thoughts like bad Internet connections, ironing your own clothes and invisibility cloaks. Instead, think happy thoughts. Thoughts that involve cinnamon, chocolate, butter (and a possible heart attack but you never read all the way to that part in the contract). So here we go. You'll need:

1 can of condensed milk
1 teaspoon of dark unsweetened cocoa powder
Half a pack of digestive biscuits
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
60 grams of butter
Around 12-15 almonds, blanched, peeled and roughly chopped (Find out how here.)

Such ugly little things.
Of course, you can always just buy peeled almonds and chop them up but then you're no fun and you're missing out on the joy of almond skin popping. Blitz your digestives in a food processor or get a sandwich bag, put your biscuits in it, seal it, and pound away your rage. The sounds of the food processor makes up for the pounding rage so I'm sticking with that. 

Add your cinnamon and your butter. The smell. The smell. The smell. The smell. Joy.

Place your biscuit mix in a tart or springform tin and press down firmly into the bottom and sides of tin. Pack it. Tightly. You don't want a loose base. (No pun intended but haha!) Now, refrigerate your base for 15 minutes. In the meantime, get a saucepan. Pour one can of condensed milk into your saucepan and put it on low heat for a few minutes - I didn't time it so maybe 2-4 minutes. Don't let it boil. Add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder and whisk away until it's super smooth with no lumps, clumps and unsightly bumps. Turn off the heat and add the almonds, now all chopped, into your chocolate condensed milk goodness. Stir. Mix until it's all combined.  
Take the biscuit base out of the fridge and pour your liquid mixture all over it until it's uniform and touching the edges. Put it back in the fridge and leave it for at least an hour to an hour and a half before slicing, serving, sighing and smiling. (Mine melted quite a bit because of the humidity.)

If you come up with a name for this, I'm listening! Happy weekend to you. 


  1. Oh my goodness, what a simple and delicious looking recipe. I cannot wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Monet: It's evil! Haha. Would love to see what yours looks like if you do end up trying it out!

  3. I just found your blog – I love it! It is so pretty and the pictures are great. You've got a new reader.

  4. Hey Linn! I'm relatively new to the food blog world but I'm enjoying it tremendously. I'll definitely be checking out your Youtube page. Thanks so much for the support.

  5. As I sit here drooling , all I can say it OMG! Congrats on the Foodbuzz top 9!

  6. Spicie Foodie: So glad you chose to check it out. Thank you so much for the boost of confidence.

  7. Sounds yummy. I really like how you presented this recipe. It's fun :D

  8. i will call it chocobuiscuit delight ..yummy ya S and its easy to have it done when u have someone over ..:)))))

  9. so decadent and delicious looking.... :)

  10. Marwa: I like the name. Hehe. Clever. You should try it if you have someone coming over fe3lan. It doesn't take much time to make and then you can just refrigerate it. :D

  11. Whisk-kid: I'm glad you liked it. It is really yummy. Thanks for dropping by. :D

  12. mouth watering stuff this and yet simple to make. gonna give it a go this week. ummm

  13. Abdi: Let me know how it goes! Good luck. :)

  14. wow...that such a great n simple recipe

  15. Babes, I tried that, but for some reason, I couldnt get the same dark rich colour..
    any suggestions as to why?

  16. Hey Mae, what kind of cocoa powder did you use? I tried it in Egypt with the Cooks cocoa powder and didn't reach the same color. I added a tablespoon of Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder and it fixed the color.

  17. Uhmm... I used nesquick
    Is that bad?
    I am in love with this site. I am trying the eggplant paste, or as your mum taught you "aubergine", tonight!

  18. Mae: Ya stupid. Nesquick is a sweetened drinking chocolate powder. It's a beverage mix! Momkin teb2i tastashereeni 3al emeeel. :P

  19. lol man u just said cocoa powder
    oltilo eb3atly kakaaaw!!!
    it was great though... i loved it

  20. Lol. Nesquick is a BEVERAGE MIX! 3amattan, I changed it to say "unsweetened" cocoa powder 3ashan el nas teb2a 3arfa. My mistake! I'm glad you liked it though. xx. 3amalti el macarona?

  21. Hello:) just came across your blog and LOVE it! I do the same biscuit base for my cheesecake and instead of refrigerating i pop it in the oven for 10 mins. Makes it so crunchy and toasty. Keep up the great work!

    1. Hello Mairose. I'd like to begin by thanking you for dropping by. I love your idea to bake the biscuit base and will try it out next time I attempt something similar. Thanks for sharing!


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