Last night I bought myself a few chunks of Callebaut chocolate and a giant bag of almonds and set about the task of making almond bark. I suppose I could’ve actually weighed the chocolate and followed a recipe, but what’s the fun in that! Instead I chopped the dark chocolate into chunks using my shiny new Wusthof knife and melted it at low temperature on the stove. I know – I didn’t use a double boiler, but then again, I don’t have one 🙂
As I melted the dark chocolate, I used the microwave on half power to melt chopped white chocolate. This was going to be a quick job of making bark and my gnome-sized microwave was up to the task. After the chocolate had melted sufficiently (avoiding the tragedy known as burnt chocolate), I poured the dark chocolate on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and began to spread it around. Then I threw down some almonds and went all Jackson Pollock with the white chocolate. I must say, it’s a whole lot of fun doing art with chocolate…..I then took my bedazzled metal cake tester and swirled things around to create awesome patterns. I then repeated it with Callebaut milk chocolate, which in my opinion is a tad too sweet to use with white chocolate. It’s still tasty though!