Friday 25 November 2011

We Should Cocoa - Roast Goose with Apples and Cocoa

I mentioned my thanksgiving meal in my last post, which was delicious but you may have notice I didn't elaborate on the Goose recipe. That is because it is my We Should Cocoa entry this month.

Chele from Chocolate Teapot is hosting this month's We Should Cocoa and she challenged us to make something with cocoa and apples! I didn't have a lot of time this month. I had originally planned to make apple and chocolate Mille -feuille but I'll have to make that another time, instead I decided to double up my thanksgiving meal with the challenge. I got this roast Goose recipe from but I added two teaspoons of cocoa to the spice rub. The Goose is stuffed with fried apples and covered in a spice rub with cocoa. You could taste the cocoa on the skin (yum!) and the goose meat had an overall spicy taste.

Here is all the food on the plate, covered in gravy!

Just as a side note, this is the weird fused mushroom I used for the green bean casserole.

Was too busy eating the Goose so forgot to take a pic before it was carved is one after.

 Do you like my new wintery placemats? They are in red felt with cut out stars. I also sprinkled on some felt snowflakes, cute huh?

These are from the new plate set my mum got me for the "festive season". I don't have too much room for them but I love festive stuff!

So be thankful today, in fact all weekend, and tell at least two people you love that you love them because   this holiday reminds us to be thankful for what we are blessed with x


  1. What an inspired entry for We Should Cocoa!

  2. THAT is a GREAT and innovative way to introduce chocolate into a wonderful looking meal!

  3. Fantastic, I just so love the fact that you used cocoa in a savoury dish and were creative enough to use both of the WSC ingredients in your thanksgiving goose. As a vegetarian, I'm not going to say I'd love to try it, but I know someone not so very far from where I'm typing who really would tuck into this with gusto given half a chance ;-) Thank you for participating and in such a fun way too.


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