Chocolate coconut cream and a dry sense of humour


Léo told me that he’d been chatting to one of his teachers today and that the subject of careers had come up. Apparently he had said that he wasn’t tempted to follow in the footsteps of either of his parents, as his mother was a drug dealer and his father a lumberjack. The worst thing is, the next time I meet this teacher, I’ll obsess so much about coming across as normal and un-drug-dealerish that I’ll certainly end up doing my very best impression of a high-security psychiatric ward escapee strung out on crack cocaine.

I’m reminded of when Léo was three and had just started nursery school. He was chatting to his teacher (sensing a theme?) and told her about the day his grandmother, who was meant to be looking after him, had left him to fend for himself while she took off to her dentist appointment (!?) on her Harley Davidson.

I just hope that Léo’s teachers will continue to appreciate his sense of irony, because the day he ‘chats’ to one that takes what he says at face value, we could be in for a visit from social services…

Ingredients (makes 4-6 ramekins)

200ml coconut milk

2 eggs, beaten

120g dark chocolate, melted

75g honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon rum (optional)

Prepare six ramekins. Heat the coconut milk until just before boiling, add the eggs, blending well. Add the chocolate, honey, vanilla extract and rum if using and continue to heat for a few minutes being sure not to let the mixture boil. Pour the mixture into the ramekins and chill in the fridge for at least four hours before eating.

8 responses to “Chocolate coconut cream and a dry sense of humour

  1. What a great kid, I just love is sense of humour! A good old village rumour never does any harm, our neighbour told every inquisitive person at the school gate, when we first arrived, “that I was an author and that he had no idea what my husband did, but that he thought he was some sort of secret spy!”

    • LOL! Unfortunately his sense of humour is often at our expense! I was thinking about you this morning as Java ’rounded up’ the hens and wondering how you were getting on with your puppy and hens…

  2. Leo seems to have a vivid imagination. How old is he?

  3. It is funny how once we know that people are judging us (incorrectly), we end up trying so hard to show them that we really are normal that we come off looking loco. Perhaps you should go with chocolate coconut cream next time you visit his teacher?

  4. I’m enjoying these comments as much as the story and recipe! Which is lovely, by the way. 🙂

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