Aug 4, 2011

Delectable Duet: flowers + chocolate

Some things in life just go together. 
Peaches + Icecream.
Navy Blue + Emerald Green.
Gin + Tonic.
And one of the best combinations 
would have to be Flowers + Chocolate.
I made this impossibly delicious chocolate fudge
for a dinner party on the weekend, 
and placed it on a vintage glass cake stand,
with some everlasting daisies, 
white camellias & snowdrops.
All tucked into 
an antique silver sugar bowl.
The recipe for the fudge is ridiculously easy,
and can be varied with dark or milk chocolate, 
depending on what you have & what you like. 
Only trouble is, it doesn't last very long in our house.
The little flowers are Western Australian paper daisies,
and can be dried 
for an all-year-round burst 
of prettiness.
Somebody forgot to tell my 5 year plant 
that it is supposed to be an annual, 
because it is getting better each year! 

Their crisp whiteness is such a 
dramatic contrast with 
the chocolate.
Truly a delectable duet! 

Images + recipe: blue fruit

30 comments:

  1. katelewisart4/8/11 10:55 AM

    omg! what a wonderful combo. that chocolate looks AMAZING!!!

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  2. Claudia Lane4/8/11 11:14 AM

    Virginia your styling is divine...I just want to eat the fudge and own a glass cake stand and an antique sugar bowl just like yours! Lovely...
    Claudia xo

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  3. Yum yum and yum!!!!

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  4. Hi Kate! And it tastes just as good as it looks too! 

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  5. Why thank you Claudia! 

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  6. Hi BL! Yes, trouble is, it's a bit hard to eat just ONE piece....

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  7. Annie Loveridge4/8/11 12:11 PM

    I am not a huge sweet tooth - love my savoury food though - but that looks so delicious. Perfect, as you say, for a dinner party. We have a big family luncheon at our home the following weekend and I shall definitely be making the fudge. Thank you, Annie x.

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  8. Kate Shore4/8/11 12:32 PM

    oh my goodness this looks so yum! definitely going on my list of things to make!

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  9. Hi Annie, then I would suggest making it with more dark chocolate and less of the milk, so it isn't as sweet. You can also add nuts or dried tangy berries too. 

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  10. Hi Kate! Let me know when you have made it because I would love to know how you go! I can't believe how easy the recipe is, but everybody thinks it must have been terribly complicated because it tastes SO smooth. Haha! My kind of cooking! 

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  11. Mapleandvine4/8/11 1:26 PM

    oh my. this looks like trouble for me- i keep finding yummy sweets recipes. thanks for posting this- i am def going to try it out!!

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  12. Oh my!  What a beautiful and delicious blog you have!  I think that chocolate and flowers are a delightful combination and I promise not to eat the blossoms.  However, that chocolate calls my name in several languages!  Bises, Genie

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  13. Hi Margaret! OOps, I'm sorry that this fudge is trouble! But it IS good! 

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  14. What a heavenly combination! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

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  15. the white cabbage4/8/11 3:33 PM

    lovely !  but what about the recipe ? it soun you don't ds good ...and easy ......if  you don't mind ...leave it on my blog .

    hav a nice day

    ave

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  16. Jane and Lance Hattatt4/8/11 5:17 PM

    Hello Virginia:
    How absolutely delicious and how beautifully you presented the chocolate fudge. A winning combintion, in our book too, of flowers and fudge, particularly white flowers.

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  17. Thank you Jane & Lance! Yes, something magic about white flowers isn't there? I love flowers in every colour of the rainbow, but white ones are somehow more quiet. 

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  18. robinsonheather4/8/11 5:48 PM

    Ooh, Virginia I am not even going to let myself try this!!
    Gorgeous photos too. :)

    Bisous,
    Heather

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  19. Heather you must be as bad with willpower and chocolate as I am!!!

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  20. Annie Loveridge4/8/11 7:39 PM

    Thanks Virginia - that's how I'll do it...no sweet tooth but I do love dark chocolate! Will let you know how it goes x.

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  21. TamraSanford5/8/11 12:50 AM

    Chocolate and flowers fill my happy place.  Thanks for the delish recipe!

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  22. That fudge looks absolutely divine....and it would definitely not stand a chance at my house either!! I love that antique silver bowl, too, it's gorgeous. I just became your 200th follower! Congrats and commence happy dance! (c:

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  23. Hi Aubrey and welcome to the glamour drops blog! How exciting to have reached the 200 followers milestone! Thank you for following and your lovely comment about the silver bowl. I found it last weekend in an antique shop while I was hunting for furniture for my clients, and couldn't resist buying it. Anything that has stood the test of time since the 1890s could tell a tale or two about the tea parties it has attended! 

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  24. Oh, God! I love chocolate and flowers,  fantastic decor.
    Those chocolates look delicious.
    Sorry about my images, now I posted all over again and checked with my sister, now she says it's ok.
    Have a nice Friday.
    Tereza
    www.casatreschic.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi Tereza! Oh brilliant, I will pop back over to have another go because I was loving what I could see, so am keen to see the rest. 

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  26. Virginia, thank you for your absolutely lovely comments on my blog, I was sure you'd like Thomas O'Brien's images, he is perfect in my opinion.
    Hugs

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  27. Sarah Klassen7/8/11 4:11 PM

    Oh my goodness, this is heaven! So much so—I am definitely going to print this off... it is my Birthday tomorrow and I might just have to treat myself to these I think :)

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  28. The perfect birthday treat Sarah! Hope you have a lovely, lovely day.

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  29. Julie Paterson9/8/11 12:25 PM

    yum, yum, yum.....chocolate & blooms - 2 of my favorite things.....thanks for sharing that delicious recipe. xxx

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