June 23, 2014

After dinner mints

June 23, 2014
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There is a person sitting slightly apart from others, observing. Let’s say he is a modestly but well dressed gentleman who sparsely shares his thoughts, but when he does, everyone halts to listen. Even if he is a young boy, he appears elderly. His wealth is sealed in his manner of speaking and grave voice. He seems to shine silently – like a background canvas – in the company of bright characters, remaining somewhat of an enigma to others. If you know the type, you know dark chocolate.
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Peppermint, on the other hand, is the one who doesn’t only initiate a conversation but suddenly changes its direction and fearlessly lifts a controversy on the table. He entertains with radical ideas (and sometimes utopias). He is witty and quick. In fact, he commands attention by engaging others in interesting topics.
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When you bring two (or more) contrasting humors with some commonality together, there is a rapport that endures time and trends. This principle is applicable to any kind of relationship, whether between people or inanimate objects. Confectionary industry has successfully utilized it by creating classics, like After Eight, in which distinct but complementary flavors embrace each others.
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Instead of fondant made of saccharose, water and enzyme invertase, I have filled these after dinner mints with cream cheese.
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Thank you.




16 comments :

  1. These are too freaking cute. Love the recipe!

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  3. Kudos to you as always for coming up with the most beautiful recipes. Such cuteness and mascarpone and chocolate and mint? Yes there is def. a rapport. How beautiful are these!

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  4. I love the summer fresh look of the pictures. Sunny and bright. Not a big fan of peppermint. Is there an alternative? :(

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    1. Sure, you can use any other filling. Peppermint is a detail that can be changed.

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  5. Super cute! Hope you are feeling better Lakshmi.

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  6. what a delightful post!! I love the two flavors together but I lean more towards the dark chocolate!! ;)

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  7. I could stare at your beautiful photos all day

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  8. Dark chocolate and mascarpone. Who can deny that? Beautiful!

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  9. AnonymousJuly 02, 2014

    As vaisnavas we are not permitted to eat chocolate so can we substitute carob in this recipe?

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    1. Sure, you can use carob. But then, why not make some traditional sweet instead?

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    2. AnonymousJuly 03, 2014

      Traditional is nice, but for variety, this is just such a change. Don't think there is this combination of flavors in traditional Indian sweets. Also a nice presentation - very attractive. Will give it a go with carob.

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  10. Utterly gorgeous!! I love a good homemade after-meal mints!

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  11. Wow this look delectable. Thanks for this wonderful post :)

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  12. How adorable are these treats...here's to hoping mine turn out as yummy. Happy Nesting.

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  13. This looks gorgeous and I love the recipe! Simple and delicious!

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