It’s no secret that any dessert with chocolate in it is going to a crowd pleaser. You can’t go wrong with the chocolate chip cookie, double chocolate chip cookie, fudge brownie, chocolate cake, the list can go on. People underestimate how much they like chocolate. I mean imagine if you just woke up one day and it didn’t exist anymore. You’d be at least a little sad.
With that said, have you ever tried a chocolate twist? This by far is one of the most revered chocolate treats on the market. If you have tried it, you know exactly how good it can be. If you haven’t tried it, you should do yourself a favor and get on that as soon as possible. Fair warning, once you start eating them you won’t be able to stop.
The chocolate twist is a European style croissant-like puff pastry filled with chocolate chips and vanilla custard. Typical recipes call for eggs, sugar, flour, salt, butter, vanilla, milk, and of course chocolate chips. Once they are prepared and proofed, about fifteen minutes in an oven set at 340 degrees will leave you with a warm treat that your whole family will love.
Like any good dessert, many people have developed their own special ways of eating them. Some people prefer them hot, some cold, and others have gotten pretty creative with it.
Read on to discover five ways to eat a chocolate twist.
1. The Average Joe
This style of chocolate twist connoisseur likes to take the simple approach. Nothing too fancy. Nothing too creative. Once the twists come out of the oven they wait the appropriate amount of time for them to cool, they grab a plate and a napkin, take any of the twists, and eat. They will typically just pick it up by hand to eat it.
2. The Scorcher
The scorcher typically can’t, or won’t, wait any amount of time to eat one. For these people the moment that timer goes off, they are up and in the kitchen. Ready to go with a plate in hand, not that they’ll even use it, they grab the first one they see and begin to eat. Of course they are too hot so they probably burn their mouth a little, but sometimes a warm, fresh treat is just too difficult to pass up.
3. The Specialist
We all have that one friend who thinks through every detail of their life. There’s nothing wrong with that. We all need detail oriented people in our lives. For these types of people when it comes to desserts, they have very specific things they like to look for. They tend to look for the biggest, best looking pastry in the batch. They want the fluffiest, chocolatiest, and most well rounded one they can find. Once they’ve found the special one it’s game on.
4. The Savorer
It is true that all good things do come to an end. That’s why you have to enjoy every moment as it passes you by. Well, the savorer takes this to heart when it comes to their pastries. If these chocolate twists are the dessert to a meal, they will wait until the food has settled and the time is just right before picking up the twist. Once they have it, you guessed it, they slowly consume it enjoying every bite like it’s their last. They also definitely save the best bite for last. No question about it.
5. The Fine Diner
While these lovely treats are typically consumed by hand. The fine diner would much rather prefer a fork and a knife. They are not ones for messy hands or mouths. So, they grab a plate, silverware, and napkin and enjoy their fancy treat.
Chocolate twists are the perfect treat for chocolate lovers everywhere. They are light and fluffy with a rich flavor that pairs nicely with any meal or coffee style beverage. Being a puff pastry, they are pretty easy to make and the perfect way to impress your friends at any party.
Being a more casual dessert or treat, you can have these twists anytime and anyplace. Most importantly, you can eat them with any method you choose. Whether you are the average joe, the scorcher, the specialist, the savorer, or the fine diner, the chocolate twist will leave you satisfied and excited for the next time one crosses your path.