Chocolate Fudge Brownie
May15

Chocolate Fudge Brownie

This is possibly one of the best brownie recipes ever. Srsly. Ingredients 200g belcolade dark chocolate 100g (1 cup) hazelnut meal 1 cup gf plain flour 120g butter 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cacao powder 1/2 cup chopped dates 1/3 cup white callebaut chips Method Melt butter and dark chocolate over water bath, whisk until smooth Allow to cool for 10 minutes Whisk eggs, ready to add Add dry ingredients and mix, then...

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Chocolate Pour Boxes
May06

Chocolate Pour Boxes

Last week I posted a trial of some chocolate pour boxes for Mothers Day. Here’s a few more of the creations we’ve made in the CA kitchen this week for sale at our local markets. Rocky Road Heart Box with Strawberry Rose This is the easiest type of pour box to create from this mould, as you can simply half fill it with chocolate and press the rocky road ingredients into the wet chocolate. This has a turkish delight piece...

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Cougar Pops
May02

Cougar Pops

I’m loving how simple it is to make these stylish chocolate lollypops with transfer sheets, so they have become a standard feature at my market stalls now. Chocolate transfer sheets are made using coloured cocoa butter and come in a huge range of designs. You simply put wet chocolate onto the transfer sheet, and as it contracts/sets it will pull the cocoa butter off its plastic sheet and attach it firmly to the chocolate....

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Chocolate Pour Boxes Trial
Apr26

Chocolate Pour Boxes Trial

These little boxes are made from chocolate, and I’m guessing they are called pour boxes because you pour the chocolate into a mould? Anyway… they are ideal for holding a small amount of other chocolates and then the box can be eaten too. It’s Mother’s Day in a couple of weeks, so I’ve started making some pour boxes for gifts. I’m experimenting with a couple of new moulds and piping a design onto the...

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Ice Cream Chocolates
Apr24

Ice Cream Chocolates

I love making platters for my God daughters. But now they are old enough to request really challenging stuff such as ‘ice cream cones in all different colours’. (!??!?!) I hunted through all of my moulds – that’s around 300 or so. In all of those moulds, I only found 1 single ice cream cone in a weathered lolly pop tray of clowns. I was going to have to make these 1 at a time. That means mixing up a single...

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Gone Chocco Booking Form
Apr24

Gone Chocco Booking Form

To book your Gone Chocco chocolate making class, please head to our new GoneChoc.co website....

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Quince Paste Chocolate Squares
Apr15

Quince Paste Chocolate Squares

These chocolate treats are decorated using a chocolate transfer sheet called ‘hippy’, and I cheated with a premade Quince Paste. The ingredients of Quince Paste are simply quinces, water and sugar but I like how it is served in a nice rectangular block at my local food supplier. Ingredients 1 x block quince paste from your local wholesale food supplier. Brisbane http://www.hellenefood.com.au 150g dark chocolate, for this I...

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Black Walnut Caramels
Apr08

Black Walnut Caramels

I am making some chocolates for my black and red roller derby league to give as prizes and sell at the event in our famous bake sale. I was investigating black flavours and there’s some really gross options!!! Liquorice was my first, obvious choice, but then I broadened my options a little to allow really dark plum colours. Anyway … in my searching, I obviously found lots of licorice recipes including one that brought back...

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Easter Jars
Mar30

Easter Jars

This is a combined food and craft activity that you can do with your kids on school holidays, or yourself as a gift for friends and family this Easter. These jars are ideal for gifting home made chocolates as they have an air tight seal and are easy to clean. The jar can be customized with the recipients favourite colours, textures and flavoured chocolates inside. As someone who has long sung the praises of recycled jars, it made me...

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Monster High Chocolate Platter
Mar29

Monster High Chocolate Platter

This platter is for a party for an 8 year old with the theme of monster high. This chocolate platter uses a skull, some lips, love hearts, roller skates from one of the series or characters or a video game… or something. The colours were a combination of pinks and purples to offset black, white and chocolate brown colours. The birthday girl is gluten free, so the bits to the left (which don’t photograph so well) are...

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Easter Classes 2014 – Booking Form
Mar19

Easter Classes 2014 – Booking Form

To book a ticket to one of our Easter Gone Chocco Classes, please complete the form below and we’ll email you confirmation with details on how to make your payment via paypal (credit card) or direct transfer. The Easter Class Times Class Date Morning Afternoon Evening Friday 11th April 2014 - - 6pm – 9pm Saturday 12th April 2014 10am – 1pm 2pm – 5pm - Sunday 13th April 2014 - 2pm – 5pm - Monday 14th April...

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Salami Pizza Scrolls
Mar18

Salami Pizza Scrolls

These are made using a gluten free puff pastry which is purchased from the freezer section. Yes, I often cheat with packet items. This brand is the “Coles” variety, and it isn’t great but is quick to work with. Look for other brands at your local gluten free fair and try them out. I’ve had some great ones, and some terrible ones, but it is worth the testing because when you find a good one you can make a wide...

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Gone Chocco Easter Classes
Mar18

Gone Chocco Easter Classes

Gone Chocco is our own unique format chocolate class, aimed at beginners who want to produce unique gifts at home without spending a fortune on equipment. Our class is structured to allow you to spend as much time making chocolates as possible, with demonstrations designed to get you started and assist you in producing amazing chocolates to take home and enjoy later. For an all inclusive cost of $55, you will spend the entire 3 hours...

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Turkish Delight Rocky Road
Mar09

Turkish Delight Rocky Road

I visited one of my favourite suppliers in West End, Mega Continental, for some supplies and what should I find but freshly made turkish delight! The container was big enough to eat half of it and still be able to make something with the rest. Here’s the rocky road recipe I made with this delicious treat … Ingredients 150 grams couverture dark chocolate 150 grams turkish delight (this was mint flavour) 1 moderately packed...

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Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes
Mar06

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Don’t throw out that left over mash potato! Turn it into fritters for dinner the next day with this easy recipe that uses a potato, sweet potato and broccoli mash to create a simple side dish that tastes delicious. Ingredients 1.5 cups leftover mashed potato (we used potato, sweet potato and broccoli mash made with with garlic and almond milk) 3 eggs Splash of milk (use almond or rice milk for low dairy) 1 loosely packed cup...

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Pulled Pork Omelette
Mar04

Pulled Pork Omelette

This is an easy dish ONLY if you have some left over pulled pork in your fridge. I cook up a large batch and freeze it so we get sick of it after a few days so it gets frozen and we can then pull a container from the freezer on a slack night. That’s not why it’s called pulled pork though. The pork is pulled apart with 2 forks after being slow cooked in mexican spices.  You can also substitute any mince dish or meaty stew...

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Sultana, Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets
Feb28

Sultana, Apple and Cinnamon Pikelets

My Nana calls these pikelets or drop scones, and serves them with honey or jam with a side of fresh cream straight from the cow. They are great served fresh and hot with a cuppa, or they can be refrigerated for a few days and served for school lunches. Ingredients 2 x eggs 1.5 cups regular or gluten free SR flour mix 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk or almond milk (if mixture is too thick to roll easily off the spoon...

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Green Bean and Coriander Salsa
Feb23

Green Bean and Coriander Salsa

So, maybe it’s cheating to call this a recipe. It’s just a really light, fresh salsa which I whip up to have with a mexican meal and it looks all pretty in a photo so here it is … Ingredients 1 x small yellow capsicum (peppers) 1 x medium tomato 20 x green beans 1 x medium cucumber Leaves from 5 x coriander (cilantro) stalks 1 x teaspoon paprika 1 x tablespoon olive oil 1 x tablespoon white vinegar Method Chop all...

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Swirly Chocolate Bites
Feb20

Swirly Chocolate Bites

I approach chocolate making in the same way I approach painting. In other words, I make it up as I go along and do what feels right and looks good. And I make a LOT of mess. I was playing with white chocolate and colours one day (that is oil based powder colours for use with chocolate) and discovered a method for making a swirly pattern that looks different every time. This is easy to achieve and a great school holiday activity for...

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Tia Maria Mud Cake
Feb16

Tia Maria Mud Cake

I couldn’t fit all the words in the title, but perhaps the most important thing about this cake is that it’s Gluten Friendly. I say ‘friendly’ rather than ‘free’ because neither chocolate or Tia Maria are certified gluten free, however I am able to consume both without any ‘issues’.   Ingredients – Berry Topping Blueberries Cherries Tia Maria Method – Berry Topping Wash...

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