Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Musings #14

Empty Bench 
Empty Chair


King's Park

“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” 
― Haruki MurakamiKafka on the Shore

Matilda Bay

“It is the empty seats that listen most raptly.” ― James Richardson

Araluen Botanical

“Become totally empty
Quiet the restlessness of the mind
Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness” 
― Lao Tzu

Friday, August 29, 2014

Raspberries and Chocolate Brown Betty

Raspberries, Chocolate Brown Betty
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As I was sitting at the doctors' clinic (couple of months ago), waiting for my turn to be called in.
I grabbed few magazines, to kill time, usually it takes about 30-45 minutes before my name was called, even though I was on time (always on time and sometimes ahead of time big grin), unfortunate for me.... the doctor was never on time sigh

Whilst flipping through, spotted few recipes I like but was too embarrassed to ask for some papers at the reception, so I did what most people with smart phone do!!!
... take photos thumbs up

Raspberries, Chocolate Brown Betty
Raspberries, Chocolate Brown Betty

Feeling sheepish...blushing
I have never heard of brown betty dessert before; raspberries, chocolate and ice-cream.... one word kept playing over and over again.... "Yummy...." drooling

This is what Mr Wiki has to say about brown betty 
A Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made from fruit and sweetened crumbs. Similar to a cobbler or apple crisp, the fruit is baked and in this case the sweetened crumbs are in layers between the fruit.

Raspberries, Chocolate Brown Betty
Raspberries, Chocolate Brown Betty

I made these babes twice happy

First round:  Dark chocolate Melt buttons was used and sprinkled with molasses (as per photo after recipe ...below)
E complained of dark chocolate (she is not a fan of dark chocolate!!!) and H complained its too dry!!!

Second round : Chopped dark chocolate for 3 of us and milk chocolate for hers. Sprinkled with raw sugar.
E was happy as I made hers with milk chocolate, but H, "Nah!!! I still don't like it" broken heart
(he doesn't like saviordi biscuits!!! period!!!)

Will I be making it again???
Yes... Brown Betty for THREE!!! smug

Raspberries, Chocolate Brown Betty

Raspberries and Chocolate Brown Betty

serve 2 (per dish as photographed above)
40g saviordi biscuits - crushed
75g frozen raspberries
50g dark chocolate
1 tablespoon butterscotch syrup (or more for extra sweetness)
some raw sugar to sprinkle
Store bought custard or vanilla ice-cream
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C. 
  2. Crushed saviordi biscuits by hand or used food processor (for fine crumbs). 
  3. Shaved dark chocolates. 
  4. Grease shallow baking dish with melted butter. 
  5. Fill up the base with half of the crushed biscuits. 
  6. Top with 25g chocolate, followed with raspberries. 
  7. Sprinkle the remaining of chocolate shavings on top of  raspberries, followed by crumbed saviordi biscuits. 
  8. Drizzle butterscotch  syrup. 
  9. Sprinkle raw sugar. 
  10. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  11. Serve with custard or vanilla ice cream.

Raspberries, Chocolate Brown Betty