A Very Merry Holiday With A Hot Fudge Sundae

Well, here we are at the end of 2011. What has happened for me?

  • I started this blog (YAY)’
  • I had my year 10 formal (woohoo!)
  • I turned 16 (the age of party, driving etc.)
  • I explored and became part of my baking – it is no longer a hobby, it is in my blood :)

Sounds like a pretty satisfying year to me? But what about you my dear readers – this year came and went so quickly – what happened for all of you? A marriage, a family addition? A celebration of some sort?

I am sure that whatever happened, 2011 was a year of goodwill, cheer and fabulous times for all of you – how else could it possibly have gone so fast?

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Now, I do believe the Aztecs have predicted that the end of world is upon us in 2012. Specifically, “The Mayan calendar comes to an end on Sunday, December 23, 2012″http://www.greatdreams.com/end-world.htm
How creepy that that is exactly 1 year and 1 day away!!! *Shudders*

Well, the Mayans are never wrong. These people brought chocolate into the world along with their friends, the Aztecs, so I believe they are perfectly justified in ending the world when they want. After all, I believe them to be our de facto supreme overlords since the chocolate they delivered to us mere subjects controls our lives.

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Sorry is that just me? Well… whatever…

Now I don’t know about you but whether you believe this superstition or not, 2012 looks set to be a year of fabulous promise. *Ahem* – THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING!
And to be honest, I think it is more fun to believe that the end of the world is coming (wait, let me finish before you think I am a little on the emo side of life) so that everyday you have an excuse to get up and think to yourself, “Oh no, I only have ___ days to live. Best go make a scrumptious chocolate cake for breakfast” or “Oh no, I only have ___ days to live. Best go have an impulse 1 month holiday travelling Europe.”

My ma always says that you never know what will happen tomorrow so you should live life to the fullest every day. And while I don’t always follow that philosophy, after all we all get our bad days, I think it is very true. And no, I am not saying skip work on a daily basis and eat chocolate for breakfast lunch and tea (otherwise the world will be penniless and more than a little rolling around) but I do believe one of the main goals for 2012 should be to keep a smile on your face and enjoy what is happening. Let me be clichΓ© – “Every cloud has a silver lining”

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I think I will take an early approach to my newfound zest for 2012. I think I will begin celebrating the countdown to the end of the world by this sundae. Ever seen it before? No? Well, it is on my blog, I have made it many times. But unfortunately, I didn’t get to take pictures. So here are my very late, much owed pictures. Oh, oops, silly me! I should probably mention this is a hot fudge peanut butter sundae I am talking about. Got you drooling? yes you should be :)

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I made this on my ma’s request and since she is not of the sweet-indulging-often-type she only wanted one scoop.

My Layering went like this:

  1. Hot Fudge Sauce
  2. Crushed sundae peanuts
  3. Large scoop ice cream (I used my double chocolate chip cookie dough)
  4. Crushed sundae peanuts
  5. Hot Fudge Sauce
  6. Garnish: Hot Crushed Sundae Peanuts and chocolate (I would have preferred Reese’s peanut butter cups like I used the first time I ever made this but we only had two types of delicious hazelnut chocolate – you should check out Baci chocolate!)

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219Of course, when I make it next for myself it will be indulgent and divine probably featuring this sauce, caramel sauce and maybe a hint of warmed Nutella drizzled on the whipped cream (oh yes, I have whipped cream on my sundaes, though I don’t like it on its own) with different ice cream per layer and with sliced cake or brownie pieces, different nuts and topped with maybe a cherry (healthy you know :P) or better yet, a chocolate bar like I did when I made this for a friend (best = snickers bar!)

So here you have it my friends. A final post before I whisk off on holiday for a week, leaving you all to your families, kitchen, hobbies and holiday.

What can I say? I am deeply thankful that each and every one of you enjoys and reads my blogs, putting up with my puns and sometimes low quality photography ;)

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All of you deserve only the best of Christmases. I hope it is joyous and festive filled with people you love, food you adore, decorations which brighten and a relaxed and happy atmosphere.
And as for the New Year, I wish all of you the best of luck. May your wishes at the strike of midnight come true and may you achieve all your goals in the upcoming year.

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Much love and joy coming from Australia to all 4 corners of the globe. Bring on 2012!!!

I shall type soon – be good and make sure you leave out cookies for Santa!!!

Happy Holidays my friends :)

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  2. I am so glad that you started this blog and shared some of your amazing talent! I am looking forward to your posts in 2012 and thanks so much for being such a supportive and sweet friend in 2011. I wish you all the best in 2012-Cheers and happy New year!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words!
      I can say the same for your blog, actually more since your recipes are original and delicious!
      I can’t wait to see what you dish up in 2012 and look forward to another year of aweesome foodie friendships :)
      Cheers and Happy New Year
      Choc Chip Uru

  3. Ramona says:

    What a delicious looking sundae! Nice to meet you too and am looking forward to sharing recipes. I always enjoy meeting a fellow curry fan. :) Congrats on starting your blog. ~ Ramona

  4. Dear CCU ~ I told my daughter (27) about your blog yesterday and tried to explain how I love blogs by younger people because they are so honest and free with their words and thoughts. If the world does come to an end in 2012, I am certain you will reside eternally in Chocolate Heaven and have charge of testing every chocolate recipe ever known to (wo)man.

    Merry Christmas and please, please keep on blogging.

    • You make my end of the world sound like a very positive thing :) – I will be trying and feeding all of you chocolate goodies!!!
      And I am honoured that you showed your daughter my blog and that my writing style speaks to you :)

      Have a very merry Christmas and I swear to start blogging again by new year!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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