the Lakeland catalogue arrives it is a real feast for the eyes, with so many
clever tools to inspire you in the kitchen. We decided to review the
chocolate melting pot, lollichocs (chocolate lollipop mould) and a pack of 30 lolly sticks. I choose this selection
as in the past melting chocolate has always been slightly problematic, usually
featuring some combination of bowls over a hot pan of water, which never quite works for us. I tend to get
into a pickle and admit defeat, but before doing so randomly chuck in hot water
with the chocolate or stir in some milk and hope for the best…
the Lakeland chocolate melting pot it could not be simpler. It is a genuine joy to melt chocolate (a
quick ding in the microwave!). The design
of the mould makes pouring easy and being an extra squishy pot means you get
every last drop out – after all it is sacrilegious to waste chocolate!
whole progress is relatively mess free, you can even turn the
melting pot inside out to clean! I
think the hardest part of lollichoc making is resisting eating the molten
chocolate before it sets.
are must buys for family fun in the kitchen and very inexpensive. The melting pot is only £2.99, the
lollichocs mould is £4.99 and 30 lolly sticks £1.09. So with very little expenditure you can start making treats to
fill your children’s party bags. Going
on how delighted my boys are with these lollies, am sure they would be a hit at
the melting pot is very versatile, you can use it to make homemade chocolates,
drizzle chocolate on anything (and everything!) or even melt butter (how often do I need to do that… the
butter is always like a rock in the fridge and I am longing for freshly
buttered toast!). I think next year we
will give the homemade chocolates a whirl; I think the boys teachers would appreciate
a selection of tasty treats!
In the picture below we used the little white sticks that came with the lollichocs mould pack, I do not think they are lollipop sticks as it suggests you buy them additionally, but they served a purpose anyway! But on reflection I am guessing they might be to fill the gap if you want to make chocolate shapes instead of lollipops?
Our next plan is to use orange essence and have chocolate orange lollichocs, YUMMY! With big bars of Cadbury’s on offer at Co-op at the moment (just £2!), it would be rude not to experiment a bit.
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