Happy Thanksgiving weekend and happy Friday! We have a lot to be grateful and thankful for, one of them being our tiny, hairy family. And something else to be thankful for is lotsa food, one of which is a Kreyol Kitchen redo that I’m sharing in this Friday Faves. Remember earlier this week, I shared the first EPIC FAIL in translating my Haitian grandmother’s recipes when I tried to make mocha pudding? Well, I had wanted a dessert to bring for Thanksgiving so I was determined to change my chocolate soup mistake into an actual chocolate dessert that you’d want to eat. I made a few changes and it worked!
This is the first time I have ever redone one of my grandmother’s recipes that didn’t go exactly as I’d hoped. For the full recipe and instructions, see this post.
Here are the changes I made:
- Instead of doing two full cups of milk and then adding coffee, I used 1 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup coffee.
- I used a coffee grinder on the pistachios instead of crushing them myself to create finer pistachio crumbles.
- I did add pistachios to the chocolate this time since they were crushed more finely.
- I let the chocolate set for 24 hours in the fridge before adding the meringue. This time, the chocolate had a slight jiggle to it but most definitely was not liquid by the time I added the egg whites.
See? Just a slight jiggle. And here is how the dessert looked after the meringue and on my Thanksgiving plate. The dessert came out just fine. Not my favorite, but decent flavors. They can’t all be wins.
Wanna know who looks like they have never made a mistake ever in the history of mistakes? This girl. Found baker Lauren Ko on IG this week and so glad I did. I mean, look how CRAZY BEAUTIFUL this all is!!
Lastly, I’ve made updates to my Pinterest boards. I know, I know, this doesn’t seem to be that exciting, but between client work, my own personal obsessions, and things I’m researching and looking into for our own home, I have a lot of pretty pictures, talented designers and projects I have pinned over the years. Check it out here. Lots of specific categories to peruse.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and is enjoying the holiday weekend. Happy Friday!