Chocolate Mood

I have always smiled at the very well known scene we have all watched in movies at one point or another. A sad girl gets to her kitchen table and drags with her a chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, bombons or cookies. She feels miserable and what better companion than chocolate?

It is scientifically proven that chocolate helps releasing chemilcals that tricks our brain making us feel happier but, why is it specially “needed” by women?

Don’t men have that urge? Apparently not. They substitute the chocolate for beers and a match, but again aren’t our differences already clear?

We love talking and sharing, opening up, we weep over mushy movies or even silly memories and still we are stronger. We are soft in the outside and tough inside.

I have always thought that men were the other way around. I had the idea that they just appeared strong, not sharing, not being emotional because they had been tought by society that being a man was just that.

As I get older  have come to realise that they simply oversee the emotional part of things, if it is not a fact it is not important and most of all if it is something they cannot do anything about, why bother in feeling bad?

Anyway…this is just me over thinking…yep another female trait. Guess is time for a good portion of chocolate…

Chocolate “Flan” 

1 L. Milk

150 g. Sugar

100 g. Flour

100 g. Butter

50 g. Dark bitter cocoa

100 g. Dark chocolate

Bring the milk to boil. Set aside and add the butter and the dark chocolate chopped. Stir until the solid ingredients are completely melted.

In a bowl mix together the flour and the cocoa that should be sifted. Add to this mix the sugar and the previous chocolate-butter-milk combination into the bowl. Whisk firmly until well combined.

Pour the mix into a large sauce pan and cook it at medium temperature with a constant stir with a wooden spoon until it starts to boil.

Pour the flan into small crystal jars and let it sit in the fridge for at least two hours.

This dessert tastes great by itself but you could also add some fresh fruit like raspberries, mango or even some peeled tangerine. Nuts would go great with it too, or if you want to walk on the wild side, some popping candy on top.

Thanks for reading.



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