Monday, October 24, 2011

Chocolate Covered Satsumas





In a house with four young children it goes without saying that day to day life can be pretty hectic. As usual I have plenty in store for the coming week, something I am really looking forward to is Savour Kilkenny's Food Camp on Friday. They have a fantastic line up of speakers that are dedicated to promoting good food. There are so many amazing foodie events happening around the country, if only there was time to get to them all!!
I'm not the only one with plans for this week, the children are busy with lots of great ideas, as Halloween is almost upon us.  If you haven't seen it yet, I have a Halloween page showing a few of my favourite Halloween party food ideas. This recipe that I'm sharing today is one that I had featured in this month's Easy Parenting.




Nothing quite says Halloween candy more than chocolate covered apples but in a bid to include a few healthier treats at my our Halloween party I also drizzle some chocolate on other fruits. One that is particularly delicious is a chocolate covered satsuma. Once coated with chocolate {a good quality type} they can be dipped in nuts or sprinkled with any favourite topping. I like them best when they are simply drizzled with a second type of chocolate over the coated fruit. These satsumas can then be displayed in the middle your Halloween buffet to make a very pretty centerpiece. 
    





Chocolate Covered Satsumas

Ingredients
250g/ 9oz good quality milk Chocolate
50g white chocolate
4-6 satsumas

Method
    1. Break the chocolate up into a heatproof bowl. Place over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir once or twice as the chocolate melts.
    2. Cover a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper. Carefully peel the satsumas. Get as much white pith off as you can, but try not to break the skin.
    3. Dip each Satsuma into the chocolate. Turn to coat. Using a large spoon to help. Place each fruit on to the tray. 
    4. Drizzle with some melted white chocolate. Leave somewhere cool to set.




7 comments:

MissCakeBaker said...

Great idea! They look fab!

Brownieville Girl said...

Nessa, these look absolutely delicious - waaaay better than toffee apples!

Sue/the view from great island said...

These sound soooo good, but are they incredibly messy to eat? I imagine juice spurting out everywhere, but I guess it would be worth it.

Aoife Mc said...

Ooh these look fabulous! I bet the kids are really excited about Halloween. I am too! Might have to make something special like these lovely chocolate oranges. They're like Terry's Chocolate Orange for real!

Simply Homemade said...

These sound delicious. Your photos, as always, are stunning Nessa
Nicola :)

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Great idea! And stunning photos!

Rolling Pin Claire said...

What a really cool idea. I'd never have thought of doing something like this with satsumas -at least it's one way of getting kids to eat fruit! Will definitely be giving this a go.

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