The Halo Baking Emporium and Chocolaterie has today borne witness to scenes of departure as tear-inducingly touching as any balcony soliloquy. Parting is such sweet sorrow indeed, as a delectable selection of chocolates wing their way towards a selection of lucky individuals throughout the UK.
It has been an evening in the Halo Baking Emporium and Chocolaterie of ensuring the just finished chocolates are wrapped up, um, cold, fussing over the exact placement of their ribbons and generally clucking about like an anxious mother hen. There comes a time when every chocolatier must carefully parcel up their creations and send them out into the world, or come to terms with the fact that if they are eating all of their stock, they are not in business, they just enjoy eating chocolate. (And who doesn’t when it’s this good?)
Pictured are the selection boxes for chocolates from the Halo Baking Emporium and Chocolaterie; the boxes holding 10 hand crafted chocolates are £10.50 and packaging, and the bags are £6.50 and packaging. Personally I like the Delights Box Selection which includes 2 boxes of 10 and 2 bags for the bargain price of £32 and only one lot of postage. Available to purchase here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94485626/delights-selection-box-hand-crafted or please contact me direct.
In-between hand crafting these delightful chocolates I ventured into my mad scientist persona for a short visit in an attempt to create lemon cinder toffee using only fresh ingredients. There are a lot of words I could use to describe said experiment. Interesting, yes. Surprising, certainly. Dramatic, most definitely. Successful? Unfortunately not. I will attempt this again, but only once I’ve rediscovered the stove under the layers of frothy exploding toffee. If anyone has a good recipe (gluten free of course) for lemon cinder toffee that doesn’t involve sacrificing an eyebrow, please do share it.
Lopsidedly signing off to go scrub the scullery, Halo from the Halo Baking Emporium and Chocolaterie in Birmingham UK.