For our Geo Quiz we’re looking for a Mediterranean country. It’s an island nation just south of the Italian island of Sicily and north of Libya, in North Africa.
And it’s there that an unusual 1200-mile-long train journey began.
Unusual because the train itself was made entirely out of Belgian chocolate. It headed for Brussels, Belgium to be part of a culinary event celebrating all things chocolate.
So can you come up with the name of this Mediterranean island nation, where the chocolate train was made?
Chocolate. It’s one of our favorite subjects.
For Andrew Farrugia, it’s a vocation. He’s a pastry chef and a chocolate artist living in the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, the answer to our Geo Quiz.
He spent hours, days, really weeks sculpting a chocolate train out of more than ton of Belgian chocolate. Farrugia tells The World what went into creating the world’s longest chocolate train for the Brussels Chocolate Week going on in Belgium.
Farrugia also thinks chocolate is fun to eat. For Thanksgiving Day cooks, he shared this simple recipe for chocolatey cherry tarts:
Prepare a pie crust using 1 lb of dough and roll out thinly
Place 1 can of black cherry filling on top of crust and let to chill for 30
Melt 12 oz of the finest Belgian chocolate in a bain marie or with a micro wave oven
Add 3 yolks, 1 whole egg , 1 oz butter , 4 oz cream and blend with the chocolate
Place mix on the cherries and bake at a low temperature for 40 minutes
Let to cool and serve.
I hope you try this out. Happy Thanksgiving from Malta!