I had wanted you to
So, without further ado...
|Milk chocolate melted to 42 degrees C|
|Cooling nicely ....|
|Next task - add the secret ingredient to the rest of the milk chocolate - popping candy!! This makes the chocolate pop in your mouth as you eat it...mind-blowing!|
|This was when it got rather tricky and I needed at least three hands...|
|Mind blowing popping dinosaurs....|
|Chocolate bark, packed and ready to go.|
I made dark chocolate too but, having found the photography fiddly and not a little risky, I didn't take any 'action shots'! I made the fruit and nut bark, some chocolate gingers and some after dinner mints.
Later on, the children found one of my Snakes and Ladders game that I use for teaching English. In fact, this is one that Romy made when she came to help me one day. And so they had a game of that. Only we had no counters, so they used a chickpea, a pinto bean and a white bean! Resourceful bunch they are!
Market day dawned rather frosty!!
|Ruy volunteered to get up early and come and help. See, even our frost remover is 'home made' - it's a milk bottle top!|
|Yes, it was minus 6 degrees - and it wasn't 9.09am, it was 8.09am - we haven't put the clock back in the car! (Oh, it's dusty too, isn't it... I'll have a word in the right ear about that!)|
|Despite the cold, the sky was blue and La Mota looked spectacular in the morning sunshine.|
The market was in car park of a bar just off the road between Alcala la Real and Alcaudete - and there was a pleasing number of other cars there.
However, I didn't get round to taking photos....but Ruy took a couple of me setting my stall out.
In the literal sense.
And we were able to nip in and get ourselves some nice toast with tomato and olive oil (absolutely delicious) and some coffee.
And Ruy had a bit of chocolate from time to time too....
I took my cards and my Zentangle stuff...and signed up another couple of people for the workshop later in the week!
And guess what! By 11 o'clock, I had to move everything around and stand in a strategic, shadow-casting shape as the sun had begun to melt my chocolates! Nothing too serious though. We had a good laugh, lots of chatting to fellow stall-holders and in the end, I discovered I had sold quite a bit of chocolate.
Just another week or so before the next market...which is the CHRISTMAS market!! So I shall be making chocolate Christmas trees, I think!