Giant Caramel Hershey's Kiss
by Ms Becky and Mr Colin for £5.00
6th September 2006
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CHOCOLATE -10 bars of our favourite local brand
Sweetened condensed milk - 2 tins
After many weeks of planning – and hearing the scoffs of those unbelievers in our project… we decided to create a giant Hershey’s Kiss – with caramel filling! We got the inspiration from Mr. Colin’s mum…Ms. Clover! So off we went for the mandatory collection of ingredients…no Tesco supermarket for us! Only a little man in his small shop who after we bought all his chocolate was rather bemused!
Step one – Boiling two cans of condensed milk for 3 hours in a saucepan, to give us that oh so wonderful caramel for the centre….yummy.
Step two – melting all that chocolate. The infamous double boiler and a little patience got us through, and we successfully managed to melt our first 3 blocks of chocolate. We realised it might stick to the side and not get out, and since cutting the beautiful mould was not an option, we put grease around it…, then we poured the chocolate into our mould (aka Mr Colin’s mum’s plastic bowl). Spreading the chocolate up the sides was quite the art… and so we finished stage one.
Step 3 – We then came to the realisation that our outer shell would not be thick enough, and would probably collapse (eeeeek!) therefore, the characters of our story looked at each other with a twinkle in their eyes and said ‘we need to go and find more chocolate..’ so off we went to the market at the end of the street – in the pitch dark – and bought more chocolate (scary theatrical laugh inserted here). By this stage we were sure the entire town we live in knows that there are two weird foreigners buying an awful lot of chocolate (we may have kept the economy afloat just from our chocolate purchasing)