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45 mins

The Walking Bread
Love can take root in the unlikeliest of places and can be as hard to kill as
a walker. Will you say ‘I do’ to this most heart-warming of dishes?

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© 2021 Rick Grains / Orion Books · Reproduced with permission. · Recipes are from The Walking Bread, published by Trapeze in hardback and eBook, priced £9.99/£5.99
  • Step 1

    You may want to cut down the sponge fingers with a sharp knife to get them to the appropriate length.

  • Step 2

    Warm the chocolate over a bath of water until it is ready to spread.

  • Step 3

    Using a knife, cover the sponge fingers.

  • Step 4

    Take a piece of flaked almond and apply to the tip to create the fingernail.

  • Step 5

    Use a toothpick to draw creases in the chocolate.

  • Step 6

    Mix the food colours with a small amount of water and then use the brush to apply first the green to colour the finger and then red to the base of the ring finger.

  • Step 7

    Use a brush to add the cocoa powder, creating an ageing effect.

  • Step 8

    Finally, create the ‘ring’ using sweets and edible glue and attach it to the finger.

  • Step 9

    Go forward in the knowledge that one or both of you is likely to turn into a lifeless bloodsucking monster... but hey, that’s marriage.

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