“I like Rabbit,” said Pooh.
“…Because he uses short, easy words, like ‘how bout lunch?’ And ‘help yourself, Pooh.’”
I’ve always been a big fan of A. A. Milne and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Eeyore, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo – and of course, the rumbly-tumbled Pooh Bear himself. And here he is! Isn’t he cute? So cute you could just eat him, I think.
Yep, that’s our friend Winnie the Pooh, in chocolate form. Entirely edible! The base is white chocolate with a flower-patterned transfer sheet print, the hunny pots are molded dark chocolate, filled with white “chocolate plastic” hunny, and Pooh Bear himself is a creamy milk chocolate cutout. His shirt and the bumblebee on top of his head are also modeled from chocolate plastic. …Don’t worry, it’s not actually plastic – it’s made from sugar, water, corn syrup and melted chocolate – more like a very flexible tootsie roll. At any rate, it’s great for small decorations on chocolate showpieces. Like, say, for molding a silly old bear’s t-shirt.
Gahhh – don’t you just love chocolate?
In the comments from my last post, someone asked if I have a recipe for homemade marshmallows. I like to use this one from Alton Brown. It makes a lot of marshmallows though, so you may want to cut it in half. You could flavor them simply with vanilla, as Alton suggests (listen, in my head we are on a first name basis, ok? Shut it.), or you could throw in some cinnamon or use peppermint extract to spice them up a bit. Either way, enjoy these fluffy mallows with some hotta chocolatta!