A sprinkle of sea salt on top and they were finished. Now all we had to do was keep our hands off of them until the chocolate cooled and hardened! I took my mind off the turtles by finishing the bread. After kneading and shaping the loaves, they went into the oven. We had plenty of time to complete the glass etching project. Tomorrow is the Secret Pal Tea at the Presbyterian Church. Anyone who is so inclined can put their name in the hat and pull out a name. We remember each other once a month throughout the year with small gifts, cards, and surprises. In January, we have a party and reveal ourselves to our pal. I planned to etch a trifle bowl for my Secret Pal and Katie was interested in learning. In between steps, we enjoyed some lively conversation. The bread was done in an hour and when I took it out of the oven and placed it on the cooling racks the aroma of the bread & the chocolate-covered turtles was too much to resist.
One loaf went home with Katie for her & GW to enjoy, two loaves will be shared with friends and you can see what we did with the other loaf! There is nothing like the taste of bread, fresh from the oven. The craft project turned out very well, also.
If your eyesight is good, you can see the name of my Secret Pal on the trifle bowl, but I know I can trust you not to breath a word to her.