Friday, June 7, 2013
After being buried in a load of sand and mud for more than 1,200 years, the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion is visible once again. Scientists believe the weight of the large buildings over water-logged clay and sand may have caused the city to sink into the Mediterranean Sea after an earthquake. The incredibly-well-preserved artifacts were discovered in 2000 while a team of scientists was conducting an archaeological survey. They were found just 30 feet below the surface after a 13-year-long excavation. Yeah, go figure. Heracleion, which is located in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria, is believed to have been an important classical-era trade hub and possibly an important religious destination too. [Source]
Found this recipe for edible teacups adorable. These are the perfect dessert treat for a little girl’s party, a tea party, bridal or baby shower. We filled them with chocolate-ricotta cannoli filling, but you could certainly use chocolate pudding if you prefer. Have fun!
Edible Teacups for Fun
12 sugar ice cream cones
12 peanut butter cups
1/2 cup melting chocolate (like Wilton’s)
12 white Oreos (or other cookies)
6 tiny-twist pretzels
chocolate or vanilla pudding or yogurt (to fill)
1. Use a serrated knife to cut off the bottoms of the ice cream cones. Slow and stead wins the race here. Just be gentle and work deliberately. Obviously have some extras on hand in case a few break.
2. To make the handle, use the serrated knife again to cut the tops of the pretzels off. Again, if you break a few, no worries, just eat those and move along.
3. Melt the chocolate according to the package directions. I did mine slowly in the microwave until it was nice and smooth. You could use regular milk chocolate for this recipe, but I found that the melting chocolate (like you get from a craft store) really worked wonders. It melted smoothly and hardened quickly to make this novelty baking project a real breeze. I think regular chocolate would make it a bit more tricky, but certainly do-able.
4. Line up your cookies.
5. Dot each cookie with some chocolate and place a peanut butter cup upside-down on top.
6. Dip the bottom of the cone into the chocolate and set on top of the peanut butter cup.
7. Hold the cone for a few seconds so that the chocolate hardens in place.
8. Look to see if there are any holes or open spaces in your “tea cups” and fill them with chocolate, so that your filling won’t seep out.
9. Attach the handles by dotting chocolate on both ends of the pretzel and holdings it onto the side of the cone until it is set.
10. We found these mini plastic spooAdapns as the Christmas Tree Shop that were perfect!
11. When you are ready to serve, fill the cups with pudding, yogurt, or cannoli filling and enjoy!
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