Today is the Feast of St Barbara, a couple of years ago our family added a new tradition. This tradition was introduced to us by my friend A, whose family originates from a little Italian village Zolli in the Avellino Province of Italy. Every year the children are excited to make, smash and eat our tower.
We make a chocolate tower that represents the tower that St Barbara was imprisoned in, inside are red and white lollies that represent her martyrdom and purity. We made our tower from a large family block of Cadbury. Then we melted cooking chocolate over a saucepan of boiling water and used it to ‘glue’ the sides together.
Carpenter decided to be a little more creative this time and designed a tower roof with some extra pieces of chocolate. Fortunately Einstein reminded us to fill the tower with the lollies before we laid the roof.
Then we waited patiently;) until PC was home so we could knock down our ‘pinata’ whilst blindfolded, and of course the ‘rubble’ was eaten.