Halloween special: Edible outhouse

Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 | |

This may be childish but just a week from Halloween and you can't help yourself. Incidentally, this desert is also a good test of friendship. The dinner was in part an homage to my Swedish heritage - most country houses have outhouses and they all have the same iconic design sporting a heart-shaped ventilation hole and slanted roof. We'll challenge you to figure out which of the outhouses below is wooden vs. edible :)

Making this is straightforward to anyone who's made a gingerbread house - the difference here is that the house has a filling and that you made need some practice to ensure the heart on the outhouse door turns out right. Make your own cardboard design, use your favorite sweet short pastry recipe and assemble with molten sugar.

Again, this is not for the faint-hearted: Fill the outhouse with a gooey mixture of chocolate mousse, peanut butter and finely chopped strawberries for added consistency. Cover in dark chocolate sauce if you want. Place a small bucket of Sauternes in the middle - the dish needs yellow. Garnish with juniper twigs for pastoral look and slight chemical smell. 

Eat, drink and be merry. (btw, if you liked this you may like last year's life-sized edible mummy)

Submitted by: @olofster