|Chocolate Easter Cake from Termini's|
Another chocolate fave, either wrapped in a pretty jar as an Easter gift or heated and served as dessert, is chocolate fondue. Here's my recipe, couldn't be simpler:
(makes about 2 cups sauce)
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 11-oz bag dark chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli).
In small saucepan, heat milk and whisk in cocoa powder til just short of bubbling. Meanwhile, dump chips into medium bowl. Pour hot milk mixture over chips, let sit for a minute or to so chips can melt and mix til smooth. Serve warm over ice cream, or as fondue with fruit and bite sized pieces of pound or angel food cake for dipping. (r eat with spoon directly from pan if you are having a particularly bad day.) If using as a gift, allow sauce to cool and pour into decorative jars.
In our increasingly secular society (with apologies to my dear, departed, very Catholic Grandma) Easter has, in many cases, become more about bunnies and baskets than the Resurrection. But no matter where you fall on the religion spectrum, you can't help but fall into raptures over these divine Easter sweets...all on offer these days at Reading Terminal Market.
|Assorted eggs from PA General Store|
|Not chocolate, but super cute FlowerPot Cookies from the PA General Store|
|Glen Mueller of Mueller's Chocolates with coconut cream eggs and a bunny--a small fraction of their Easter Offerings|
|Flying Monkey's Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Egg Cupcake|