Sarina’s Chocolate Saturns & Ginger Trigs (recipes)

Blog Party #23: Sarina's Chocolate Saturns & Ginger Trigs

Spaced out by the title of this post? You should be! I’ve been bit by the Sci-Fi bug just in time for this month’s Blog Party :) Inspired by The Happy Sorceress’ theme requirements, and some leftover ginger ‘hard candy’ that I had made on Friday, I put the following together…

Chocolatey, creamy, with a sneaky rum assault, I named this cocktail after the ringed planet due to the layers of color that form the longer it sits. Add a several dashes of Angostura bitters to the top and swirl through the froth to heighten the correlation ;)

Sarina’s Chocolate Saturns
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Serving Size: 2

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons banana rum liqueur
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar
dash Angostura bitters

Directions:

1. Place about 4 ice cubes in a blender, add the rest of the ingredients, except bitters, blend until smooth
2. Pour into glasses
3. Top with a few dashes of Angostura bitters
4. Swirl top lightly to create pattern (as shown above)

Ginger Trigs

Last Friday I tried out a recipe for something called ‘Ginger Squares’. Well, I’m not sure what went wrong, if it was me or the recipe. They just couldn’t make up their mind if they wanted to be brittle, fudge, or toffee! :lol: Still the flavour was awesome but I was getting tired of chipping off bits everytime I wanted a sugarfix. I decided to recycle them into a new recipe, not just for the Blog party but also this month’s Leftover Tuesday challenge.


I chopped up the ‘squares’ into chunks, and added oatmeal, wholewheat flour, and lotsa brown sugar to create a hearty, almost granola-like snack. Once it came out of the oven I cut them into triangles, thus the ‘Trigs’ part of the recipe (nothing to do with that other Trig :P ) The chunks of hardened sugar integrated quite nicelessly, and the addition of lime sugar prevented the whole concoction from becoming too cloying :) Definitely something I’ll make again! I imagine that it will work just as well with toffee bars, or a caramel crunch-style candy.

Sarina’s Ginger Trigs
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Makes 18 ‘trigs’

Ingredients:

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup wholewheat flour
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling:
1 cup chopped hard candy (e.g. caramel/toffee)
2 teaspoons wholewheat flour
juice of 1 lime
2 eggs, beaten

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Mix oil and sugar together
3. Add oatmeal, flour, baking soda and salt
4. Blend until crumbly
5. Reserve one half cup of this mixture and press the balance into a greased 9″ square baking pan
6. Bake for 15 minutes
7. Beat eggs with chopped candy, add flour and lime juice
8. Pour mixture onto baked crust

9. Sprinkle with reserved oatmeal topping and bake for a further 30 minutes

10. Cool.
11. Cut into triangles and serve

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  • http://www.meltingwok.com MeltingWok

    Wow, Sarina, you’ve revamped your blog, haven’t you ? Big pictures, love it :) The ginger squares are starring at me now, what do I do, what do I do :P
    p/s: Just realized u listed me as melting woRk, and not melting wok, boy..have you been working your wok lately ? hehe :)

  • http://www.meltingwok.com MeltingWok

    Wow, Sarina, you’ve revamped your blog, haven’t you ? Big pictures, love it :) The ginger squares are starring at me now, what do I do, what do I do :P
    p/s: Just realized u listed me as melting woRk, and not melting wok, boy..have you been working your wok lately ? hehe :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    meltingWOK – heheh oh that’s embarassing let me fix that right now hehehee :D yes i gave the site a new look earlier this month, glad you like it :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    meltingWOK – heheh oh that’s embarassing let me fix that right now hehehee :D yes i gave the site a new look earlier this month, glad you like it :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    meltingWOK – heheh oh that’s embarassing let me fix that right now hehehee :D yes i gave the site a new look earlier this month, glad you like it :)

  • http://80breakfasts.blogspot.com joey

    That cocktail looks delicious! Mmmm…rum-based cocktails rock! :)

  • http://80breakfasts.blogspot.com joey

    That cocktail looks delicious! Mmmm…rum-based cocktails rock! :)

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    That cocktail looks tasty and those ginger trips seem to be scrumptious!

  • http://www.rosas-yummy-yums.blogspot.com Rosa

    That cocktail looks tasty and those ginger trips seem to be scrumptious!

  • http://laurelsfoodwriter.com Marsha

    Send those Saturns my way!

  • http://laurelsfoodwriter.com Marsha

    Send those Saturns my way!

  • http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com/ Dolores

    Thanks for participating in this month’s LOT Sarina. I’m glad I discovered you; I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes in my own kitchen!

  • http://culinarycuriosity.blogspot.com/ Dolores

    Thanks for participating in this month’s LOT Sarina. I’m glad I discovered you; I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes in my own kitchen!

  • http://www.hovlaneblog.com/wordpress/ Josh Lane

    That chocolate saturn sounds… out of this world!!

  • http://www.hovlaneblog.com/wordpress/ Josh Lane

    That chocolate saturn sounds… out of this world!!

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    The banana rum liquor sounds right up my street, Sarina. The trigs are very intriguing, no I’m not being biased ;-) just curious

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    The banana rum liquor sounds right up my street, Sarina. The trigs are very intriguing, no I’m not being biased ;-) just curious

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Trig – :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Trig – :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Trig – :D

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    Btw, nothing about me is triangular… except my neckerchief.

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    Btw, nothing about me is triangular… except my neckerchief.

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    Btw, nothing about me is triangular… except my neckerchief.