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Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 07.03.2019

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Do you remember After Eights? If you never had the pleasure of tasting one, they are delicious thin squares of dark chocolate filled with a minty cream (also known as Peppermint Creams or Thin Mints). The refreshing peppermint flavour makes them light enough to have after dinner when you don't want a rich dessert. As far as I'm aware they are not available in South Africa anymore, but it turns out they are a doddle to make at home! The trick to making the best Peppermint Cream, as with most things, is using excellent quality ingredients. A good 70% dark chocolate will...

Muffins & Buns, Recipes / 23.03.2018

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Raisins are not really my thing. Hot Cross Buns however, are. A bit of a dilemma for me. My solution to this problem in the past has been to pick each and every raisin out of my hot cross bun before I can enjoy it.  A better solution of course is to make my own hot cross buns. I've been keen to do this for ages, and naturally thought of going the chocolate chip direction. Eventhough I'm not mad about raisins, I think Hot Cross Buns need some kind of fruit to compliment the spices. I was thrilled to discover dried sour...

Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 09.01.2018

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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 / 08.11.2017

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Every now and then, an occasion calls for a stunning showstopper of a dessert. I'm talking about a Masterchef-worthy creation! This one is a chocoholic's dream come true. These chocolate mousse domes have a crunchy chocolate biscuit base, creamy milk chocolate mousse filling with a white chocolate ganache centre, and coated in a dark chocolate mirror glaze decorated with caramelised cacao nibs. Could you cram any more chocolate into one dessert? I think not! The five components do take some time to make but all can be made in advance and simply assembled before serving. Ingredients: (Makes 6) Chocolate Biscuits: 90g butter, softened 100g castor sugar 1 egg 5ml vanilla extract 180g...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Recipes / 29.08.2017

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I know this marbled glaze is impressing you right now. Let me tell you, the cake underneath is equally impressive. It's incredibly dense and rich in texture, and ultra-chocolatey in flavour. That's thanks to not only the deliciously dark chocolate in the mixture. But also the cacao butter. That's right - cacao butter. It's a wonderful ingredient to use in baking when you want to boost the chocolate flavour. Cacao butter also works as a great substitute for butter when you're going dairy-free. As cacao butter contains less water than regular butter, it gives an extra dense texture to cakes and...