Is it possible to have afternoon tea without chocolate? Yes, but I think it is probably a chargeable offence in most jurisdictions. So of course I did the right thing for our Craftapalooza afternoon tea by banking a chocolate item ahead of time – this keeps very well in the fridge, but leave it out for up to an hour before serving for best flavour.
This one is the easiest chocolate item I have ever made, but it still gets a two spoon rating just because chocolate is at least messy, and can ‘seize’ if it gets hit with water or steam in a busy kitchen – so a chocolate recipe often needs more experience just to make sure you don’t fall foul of those.
That said, I am really not good with the neat and eye pleasing part of making things, and this is very forgiving on that score. So its well worth a try and rates very highly on the ‘looks-impressive-and-a-lot-harder-to-make-than-it-was’ scale. : )