My favourite presents are those that are so totally random, you had no idea you wanted one until you were given it. My friend Carole (of CaroleFindsHerWings) is particularly good at finding such items. About two years ago now she gave me a chocolate jigsaw for Christmas, and I figured it was high time I did it.
Having only a small kitchen, and limited culinary resources, I took it round to my mum’s where there are such luxuries as pyrex bowls. (I exaggerate, my kitchen isn’t quite that bad, but it’s not far off.) My little sister is of an age where cooking is starting to interest her, and she loves to help, so I got her to help me make it.
We broke the chocolate into little pieces, ready to melt it. I had to do most of this, as the little sister’s hands weren’t really strong enough to break the chocolate – though she did enjoy licking the melted chocolate off her hands after she tried.
I had to do the melting, but she got a chair to stand on and watched the proceedings, very interested. She thought it was very funny when the chocolate started to go gooey. (And when I burned my hand trying to take the bowl out of the pan of hot water…)
When the chocolate was melted, we poured it into the jigsaw mould, which wasn’t easy due to it being very thin and quite flimsy. But any spilt chocolate was chocolate Addy could eat, so I don’t think she minded too much.
After that the jigsaw had to go in the fridge for a while. I’m not sure we left it in long enough, as the chocolate was a little soft when we took it out, making it difficult to break it into the jigsaw pieces, but oh well. Addy couldn’t wait any longer!
This was part of my Day Zero List Challenge.