The other day, I was looking for dinner ideas and came across “how to make rosée gummies” (yes! From wine!). I then found tons of recipes for DIY gummy bears using only juice, honey and grass-fed gelatin, which sounded like a good compromise to my health-conscious brain and insatiable sweet tooth. I bought grass-fed gelatin from Amazon and asked around to see if anyone had gummy bear moulds (which I could have bought, but I don’t actually WANT more “stuff”). My neighbor laughed and told me that it was probably time for me to go back to work – hahahaha! Probably true!
In lieu of gummy bear moulds, I ended up using some heart-shaped silicone muffin tins I had and experimenting with different juices. While they don’t actually taste as sweet as standard gummies, I am hooked, and since O and my husband don’t care for them, I get to enjoy them.
In other news, I officially joined the American bandwagon and learned to make cake-pops. A German friend had previously taken a class and invited O and I over to learn the tricks of the trade. The cake-pops are not healthy, but are fun to make and eat.
Scroll down to learn the methods, but otherwise here is a picture of our creations:
1) take a pound cake and crumble it finely with your hands.
2) add a few spoonfuls of frosting and knead it until it’s the consistency of play-dough.
3) make a big ball of dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5 min.
4) melt your chocolate (either chocolate wafers or other chocolate) in the microwave on “defrost” mode so it doesn’t scorch. use a mug so the chocolate container is deeper.
5) make little balls from the refrigerated dough.
6) dip a cake-pop stick in chocolate, then spear the dough balls. Refrigerate some more (5-10 min).
7) dip the cake pops into the chocolate quickly and swirl, swirl, swirl the stick to get off the excess.
8) let chocolate start to harden and decorate!