Before I get down to business with today’s delightful chocolate creation, I am going to deliver some earth-shattering news that will affect your day in ways you can’t imagine.
I’m going to start posting Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as opposed to every day, for the foreseeable future. This probably makes you very sad. That’s OK! Embrace your feelings. It’s healthy. And in case you miss my daily dose of sarcasm and chocolate talk come Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the weekends…just find me on twitter. Or meet me for a swim. Or perhaps a bike ride. Plenty of snarky conversation will ensue, I promise.
Alright now. Administrative update complete. Time for chocolate. Today, we’ve got a bar that reminds me a bit of summer, which seem entirely out of place with the fall weather and slowly-changing leaf colors here in DC.
Whatever. It’s chocolate. Specifically, it’s Hotel Chocolat’s Lemon Cheesecake bar, a lemon white chocolate base with milk chocolate and pieces of cocoa cookies.
This beautifully-constructed bar has a clear lemon aroma with a hint of cream. That lemon flavor emerges immediately, but doesn’t have any sour bite to it, and seems to draw its flavor from lemon oil.
The lemon flavor is complemented by a tang reminiscent of cheesecake; the smooth melt and sweetness of the white chocolate make these delicious flavors even more enjoyable. The milk chocolate, while sparse, adds a hint of caramel when you hit it, similar to a thin caramel topping on a cheesecake. The overall blend of all these flavors is just like a lemon cheesecake with a bit of light caramel sauce.
Captured in cocoa butter.
In other words, I love this bar. Love.
What dessert would you like to see captured in cocoa butter?