Monday, November 8, 2010
Candy at Last (for a price)
Yesterday, I put dates, walnuts, cacao nibs, and cinnamon in the food processor. Processed--my first clue should have been that the food processor seemed to be having a hard time, but I was determined to make my candy so I kept going. I added agave, then tried to process some more, and that's when I smelled the smoke. I seem to have blown out the motor on my food processor.
I guess maybe it's time to ask for that Vita Mix for Christmas...who has one? Worth the exorbitant price?
In any case, although the walnuts and cacao nibs didn't get a chance to be ground up as finely as I intended, and although the squares of candy are a bit irregular, I'm enjoying the crunchiness of the cacao, and the candy is pretty freakin delicious. Good breakfast.