“We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
I don’t think there is anything more satisfying – for the ones who love to impress with their food – than serving a whole assortment of homemade confections! I don’t even think there is anything out there that tastes as good as the homemade confections, although there are many really good manufacturers there. Why? Because when you make the confections yourself you pay attention to so much detail, that no 8-hour shifter has the time or the mind set for. Worse still if these confections are machine made! They will look gorgeous, and absolutely same size and shape. But the machine, never tastes, never adjusts, never adds its mood or spirit to the food! The machine equates and calculates in its computerised mind, how to serve you the exact same formula every time! The same marzipan pear I make today, might taste slightly different if I make it tomorrow! Because today, I am feeling for cloves but tomorrow I might be more into cinnamon. But you will always have a fresh and different treat when you come here.
Aren’t anticipation and the surprise element way more exciting than knowing exactly what you are going to get? Not only in flavour but even in presentation. The packs are all almost identical and almost all are filled the same way! At home, you play with the design, you stack the plates, you use a cup for pops, and bowls for truffles and layers upon layers of sweetness and imagination.
Now I am not saying that all manufacturers must shut down! But I am saying that occasionally make your own because your own is always different, it is your own! Some don’t have the time, some don’t have the knowledge, some can’t be bothered, and somethings can be bought to save time and effort… But whenever you can, go for making things yourself. It is utmost satisfaction and a chance to contemplate the food we regularly eat and take for granted. Also perhaps if we made more of our own food, we’d deplete less of earth’s resources and would subject less people to the slavery of our consumptions! Check out the video below and do be mindful about everyday thoughtless decisions!
In this recipe, we are going for the basic chocolate tart. A fully baked pie crust as instructed in the recipe topped with a lucious chocolate ganache. Then topped with your choice of toppings…
Here are some topping suggestions to get your imagination going…
- Shredded Coconuts
- Candied Orange Peel
- Candied Fruits
- Maraschino Cherries
- Caramel Brittles
- even Intricate Sugar Designs…etc anything you fancy.