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Chocolate Rum Sticks

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Ingredients

  • 185g (6 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 90g (3 ounces) butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons rum
  • 125g (4 ounces) dark chocolate extra
  • 45g (1 1/2 ounces) solid white vegetable shortening

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate over hot water, allow to become cold but not set. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat egg-yolk, gradually add creamed butter, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beat until just blended. When chocolate is cold, gradually blend it into the butter mixture, beat well.
  2. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to stiffen slightly. Add rum, mix well. Put mixture into piping bag fitted with 1 cm (1/2-inch) plain pipe, pipe 6cm (2 1/2-inch) sticks on to wax paper.
  3. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  4. Melt extra chocolate and shortening over hot water, cool; when beginning to thicken, dip sticks in to coat completely.
  5. Place on wax paper, refrigerate 10 minutes, then decorate with remaining chocolate coating.
  6. Keep refrigerated.

Makes about 24.

Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine 2/17/2002 11:06 pm.