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Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 10.03.2017

It's hard not to feel like a little kid when you have a mouth full off chocolate cookie and minty-green ice cream dripping down your fingers! These chocolate mint chip ice cream sandwiches are fabulous for entertaining as you can prepare the cookies and ice cream well in advance, and just assemble them when it's time to serve. Now of course you could fill your cookies with shop-bought vanilla ice cream - *boring*. I highly recommend you mix up some Mint Chocolate-Chip Ice Cream instead*. Your guests will be wowed by the interesting flavour and the minty colour is right on trend too! There...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 03.03.2017

Creamy, cool and just a little bit chocolatey. This mint chocolate-chip ice cream succeeds at being both refreshing and indulgent at once. The ultimate treat on a hot summer's day! It's perfect just as it is, scooped into a cone, or served with a rich chocolate sauce for an extra chocolate hit. The key to the perfect mint ice-cream is subtlety. This refers to both the flavour and the colour. You need only a drop or two of colouring to achieve a beautiful, mild mint-green hue. And go easy on the peppermint flavour too. Heavy-handedness will result in a mouth-numbing and bitter taste. An ice-cream...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 01.03.2017

What do you get when you cross a gooey chocolate brownie with a crunchy chocolate cookie? A Brookie of course! Although either a brownie or a chocolate cookie are perfectly delicious on their own, you don't need to choose between them anymore. Brookies give you the best of both! A crispy cookie outside with a chewy fudgy middle - sure to satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings. The Brookies may seem way too soft when you take them out the oven, but fear not! They will crisp up just enough after cooling. I find these Brookies the perfect texture for...

Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 24.02.2017

It may surprise you just how easy it is to make your own Real Fruit Jelly Sweets. Just pick your favourite juice, add gelatine and a little honey and lemon juice, and you are A for away. As an added bonus, you can control the sweetness - the amount of honey/sugar you add depends on how sweet you like it and also how sweet the juice is. You may even choose to leave it out altogether. Don't skip the lemon juice though - the gelatine tends to dull the fruity flavour a little and the lemon juice gives it the boost...