Friday, December 02, 2011

The Annual Panforte

Chocolate panforte! The dairy-free person's answer to fudge. Or to a chocolate advent calendar. I sent this to Giles and told him to cut it into twenty-four pieces, and then it would be time to come home for Christmas. He suggested cutting into halves and coming home early. But I think that's because he really likes panforte, not that he doesn't like his job.

I use this recipe ever year.

In other news, Bella wrote an essay today about the O. Henry story "The Gift of the Magi." Explaining that the Wise Men brought gifts to baby Jesus, she wrote: " . . . and they fell down and worshipped while they were at it." That has been cracking me up all day.


Davene Grace said...

And maybe because he likes HOME better than his job. ;-)

Bella's explanation of what the wise men did makes me laugh, too. I'll probably think of that during some reverent moment this Advent season, and I'll have to work hard to suppress a giggle. :)

Karla A. said...

Having two dairy free people in my own house, I would love to know what unsweetened chocolates and bittersweet chocolates you use. Sounds wonderful!

Anna said...

Karla, Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate is dairy-free--you know the one that comes in the orange box, in one-ounce squares, eight to a box. Then Ghirardelli's semi-sweet chocolate chips. Not the bittersweet, for some reason it has dairy. It's a minefield, isn't it?

Laura {{* *}} said...

Sometimes, it is life's side-notes,
as Bella's words atest,
that help with needed clarity
for the most important things.

Good for the wise men.

{{* *}}

Sharon said...

I love this! What a perfect idea :) I was thinking more along the lines of what DaveneGrace said "Maybe he likes home better!"

Bella's comment made me smile too!

Have a blessed weekend Anna!


Anonymous said...

Oooo that looks good. Thank you for sharing. My daughter is dairy/gluten/egg free and I'm going to try it for her....without the brandy though since she's only 2.

Margo said...

oh gorsh, I totally forgot our advent calendar!!

Never heard of panforte - yours looks lovely.

Lisa said...

I've never heard of that - it looks delish.


Mary Ellen Barrett said...

I like the way your Bella thinks. That's very funny.

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