Magic Chocolate Ball

12 02 2016

This looks amazing! I have to try it.

Magic Chocolate Ball!

by  · 7 hours ago

INGREDIENTS
½ cup white chocolate chips
2 small brownies (homemade or store-bought)
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
½ cup raspberries
½ cup blueberries
1 cup chocolate chips
¾ cup heavy cream
PREPARATION:
Put the white chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring the chocolate between each interval, until melted. Open the plastic ornament and pour the white chocolate into one of the halves. Close the ornament and slowly rotate it so the white chocolate coats the entire inside evenly. Freeze for 30 minutes.
Remove the ornament from the freezer and carefully open it, to remove the white chocolate ball. (Be gentle, the ball is hollow and delicate.)
Run very hot water over a spoon to warm it. Dry the back of the spoon and then use it to smooth the seam that runs around the center of the ball. Run very hot water over a bowl with a flat bottom, dry it, and then put the white chocolate ball on the upside-down bowl and gently twist it, allowing the bottom of the ball to melt, making a 2-inch hole.
On a serving plate, stack the 2 brownies and then top them with the scoop of ice cream. Carefully, lower the white chocolate ball over the brownies and ice cream, so that the brownies and ice cream end up inside the ball. Surround the ball with the raspberries and blueberries. To prepare the chocolate sauce, combine the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the sauce is glossy and smooth.
For the finale, slowly pour the hot chocolate sauce all over the ball in a circular motion. The white chocolate ball will melt and reveal the brownies and ice cream inside.

Magic Chocolate Ball!

 





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Intend to think of this when I think if the most important people who helped me establish my values and believes, two of whom I lost just as I entered high school, yet they never left me. However, today, I was thinking in terms of a written text I discovered about the same time as these men left this world. It is the Desiderata by Max Ehrmann.

The opening sentence is one I think we are all guilty of not paying attention to.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.

Have you ever noticed that in the middle of chaos, if you just stop a moment, catch your breath and slow it all down, how it all can be looked at anew and great pleasure and peace can be found, even in the middle of insanity?

Today I am finding the peace and enjoying the silence. Nothing can rock my boat from here.





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Photo

~ Tracy Lee
@StarrGazr
http://starrgazr.carbonmade.com
http://flickr.com/tracylee

Tracy Lee’s Posterous http://tracylee.posterous.com/its-snowing http://tracylee.posterous.com Funny how I get excited over a passing flurry in this snow drought of a year. ~ Tracy Lee @StarrGazr http://starrgazr.carbonmade.com http://flickr.com/tracylee … email





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Another Perfect Day at Crotched Mountain

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~ Tracy Lee
@StarrGazr
http://starrgazr.carbonmade.com
http://flickr.com/tracylee

Tracy Lee’s Posterous http://tracylee.posterous.com/another-perfect-day-at-crotched-mountain http://tracylee.posterous.com See the full gallery on Posterous ~ Tracy Lee @StarrGazr http://starrgazr.carbonmade.com http://flickr.com/tracylee … email





I just HAD to pull a ticket today! #GoPats!!

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They are blowing snow on Crotched Mountain

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~ Tracy Lee
@StarrGazr
http://starrgazr.carbonmade.com
http://flickr.com/tracylee

Tracy Lee’s Posterous http://tracylee.posterous.com/they-are-blowing-snow-on-crotched-mountain http://tracylee.posterous.com Tomorrow will be amazing! See the full gallery on Posterous ~ Tracy Lee @StarrGazr http://starrgazr.carbonmade.com http://flickr.com/tracylee … email


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