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When it comes to food, texture is a big thing in our house . It is right up there with taste. Whenever Bob and I are taste testing, the first thing we do is take a bite and then roll the food around on our tongue. Often times, we talk more about the texture before even mentioning the flavor. I mean think about it, is there a food that you won’t eat due to its texture? We all have, well most of us, have foods that we steer clear of due to texture alone.
Describing food happens everyday, we do it on a subconscious level. Take note sometime and listen to how people talk about food. You will most likely hear the words, “Crunchy, chewy, crispy, juicy, squishy, runny, solid, hard, soft, soggy, firm, creamy, fatty” and so on. Unless, they really disliked the flavor of the food in general, then you will just hear, “GROSS”. haha
The sense of texture doesn’t just start and stop with the feel of texture… we also sense it visually. Just looking at the texture may stop us from even bringing a food to our lips. For example; the appearance of an apple’s skin can tell us how we expect the texture to be when we come to eat it – if the skin looks wrinkly then the apple will probably have lost its crunchy bite. Avocados, the ripeness of an avocado is best judged by feeling it in our hands. Gently squeezing it will tell us if its ready to eat that day or not until a few days later.
Now how did I get off on that tangent? hehe I guess because when I created this sweet treat, when all was said and done, I took one look at it and realized that I had a lot of different textures happening in just one bite. The softness of the outer chocolate ushered your teeth right in… it threw out the welcome mat. As you draw your teeth together to create that first bite, your upper teeth meet a slight resistance yet welcoming invitation as they pierce down through the dried apricot. All at the same time, your bottom teeth sink in to the soft and nutty cake, coming together to create a crunchy and chewy delight all rolled into one. I dunno, if I am not expressing the texture well enough… make them yourself and you will see. :)
Cake accessories and assembly:
I used my Silicone Chocolate, Candy and Peanut Butter-Cup Mold for my cake bases.
Very simple to make, just messy when it came to the chocolate part. Chocolate is ALWAYS messy. hehe