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Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 09.01.2018

Fact: chocolate is one of the most popular food products in the world. Newsflash: now you can make it quickly and easily at home! This is because cacao products such as cacao butter and cacao paste are now available to the general public - yay! Making your own chocolate means you can customise the sweetness and flavour to your liking.  The quantity of sugar in this recipe can be increased or decreased, or try using creamed honey instead. Play around with adding some orange zest, nuts, coffee, dried berries or cookie chunks. This dark chocolate is completely vegan and dairy-free. If you...

Desserts, Recipes / 29.12.2017

If you're looking for a light and refreshing summer dessert, this Sparkling Berry Jelly is just for you! It combines sweet, fresh berries with fruit juice and sparkling wine. The fizzy bubbles actually set in the gelatine and dissolve on your tongue when you take a bite! I think this jelly would be a perfect New Years Eve dessert. Anything made with champers is automatically classified as "festive' in my book! Despite it's impressive appearance, it is an incredibly easy recipe to make. Plus it can be made days in advance and feeds a crowd. Other fruit and juice flavours work really well...

Desserts, Recipes / 22.12.2017

There appears to have been somewhat of a "trifle revival" taking place this year. Magazines, foodie programs and instagram all seem to be flooded with images of this retro dessert. As I always say, there is a reason classic dishes such as trifle have stood the test of time! The combination of cake, jelly, fruit, custard and cream is a definite winner. Let's be honest though, when serving it up it can look a little...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 20.12.2017

'Tis the season to be jolly, so brighten up your tree with some pretty Stained Glass Cookies! These are simply delicious buttery biscuits with a crisp candy centre. Beautifully eye-catching and tasty too. It is quite amazing to see how the crushed sweets melt into a beautifully clear "window" inside the cookie. The cut out shape can be anything you choose - these are certainly not reserved for Christmas time only! I found adorable mini gingerbread men, snowmen, angels and snowflake cutters at various baking stores. Hearts and stars work well too! Ingredients: 250g butter, softened 125g castor sugar 5ml vanilla extract 1 egg yolk pinch of...