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Capel W.I – 17th September

On a very cold and wet night many of our members ventured out to hear Janet Mannings give us a talk and a demonstration on a subject very close to our hearts – CHOCOLATE!!

We all listened avidly to Janet tell us about the various types of chocolate available for cooking and how they made up and their ingredients. Good milk chocolate is favoured by the British but on the Continent the bitter, dark chocolate is popular, although, we are being encourage to eat this type which is now deemed good for us. We were told how Swiss Chocolate is made over a 7 day period. How white chocolate is not really chocolate and while we listened to this Christine was busy making chocolate ganache, sweets, a chocolate sauce to pour over fruit which makes a wonderful dessert to server at a dinner party and a scrummy millefeuille. We were then asked to sample these lovely cakes and deserts and very delicious they were too. Fully sustained we all went back into the cold dark night.

Sue Falvey 

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