24 August, 2012 21:00
Rosie’s Chocolate Memories
This week we’re faced with the mammoth task of changing the Brazz Menu. Our aim is to make it more affordable to the everyday shopper / customer and generally more appealing as an all round menu. We have played around with the format making it more sexy and easy to read and have also changed lots of the dishes and reintroducing “classic Brazz dishes” like:
Salmon fish cakes with creamed leeks and Lemon Butter Sauce
Creamed Garlic Button Mushrooms on Toast
Bangers and Mash with Red Onion and Thyme Gravy
We had fun changing the starters and when it came to Pastry we made the decision to tweak “Rosie’s Chocolate memories”. I was told by Mr. Chapman to familiarise myself with the charity as Louise and Kit are patrons. For those who don’t know about the charity the link is below, but to summarise; it offers a support network to bereaved parents. It provides a confidential ‘listening ear’ service where trained, volunteer bereaved parents answer the phone to other bereaved parents who need someone to talk to and need some advice. They also have two drop in centres in Taunton. The Rosie Crane Trust was set up in October 2006, two years after the death of Rosie Crane at 23 as a result of developing leukaemia.
We contacted Carol (Rosie’s Mum) with our ideas and created the new chocolate Brownie mixture. We add chocolate revels to the mix (in keeping with the old dessert) cook it and serve it warm. We have a pouring chocolate sauce, raspberry compote and Crème Chantilly. See the picture below.
We had a morning with Carol handing over the proceeds from last month. We made a few samples of the brownie for Carol and co to try. She approved and everyone loved it so happy days. More importantly, it’s selling a lot more than the old dessert which is great for the trust. It truly is a chocolate lover’s heaven, you can find it on our current Brazz menu along with lots of other new treats, so please come in and try it out and support the charity.