A perfect edible Christmas gift
A super-simple treat: just melt, stir and swirl to achieve a dramatic edible gift for friends and family. It can be made in advance and wrapped in clear food-grade plastic sheets decorated with a gift tag and ribbon
250g good quality white chocolate, chopped
350g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
150g turkish delight, chopped into small dice
40g green unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
Place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stir occasionally until the chocolate melts. Remove from the heat and repeat the process with the dark chocolate.
Spread the dark chocolate onto a lined baking sheet to a thickness of 5mm. Drop spoonsful of white chocolate on top, and swirl the chocolates together with a skewer to make patterns. While the chocolate is still molten, sprinkle over the pistachios and turkish delight and lightly press into the chocolate so they set firm.
Chill until set, approximately 60 mins.
To package as gifts, break the bark into large pieces and wrap in parchment paper with a pretty ribbon, fill a glass jar or clear bag, or place in a pretty box and wrap with tissue paper.
ALTERNATIVE: Jazz up the bark with your favourite dried or candied fruits, nuts, coffee beans or even liquorice if you dare. Or try some heat and spice with crystalised ginger, chilli flakes and crushed cardamom.
Recipe: Katherine Frelon