Apple and Date French Toast
Jul15

Apple and Date French Toast

It’s another lazy breakfast made on the sandwich press! This is a sweet, delicious apple & date gluten free french toast topped with chocolate chips, cacao nibs, honey and coconut yoghurt.     Ingredients 2 pieces of bread (I’ve used burgen gluten free white bread) 1 x egg 1/4 cup almond milk 1 heaped tablespoon of coconut sugar 2 rings of freshly cut apple 6 dried dates or 3 medjool dates    ...

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Gone Chocco Classes
Aug24

Gone Chocco 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. At each of our classes you will spend 3 hours eating, learning and making your own chocolate creations, with demonstrations designed to assist you in producing amazing chocolates to take home. To book a class, gather a group of 10 or more friends to book your own class on any date!...

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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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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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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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Easter Classes Coming Soon
Feb11

Easter Classes Coming Soon

We’re just waiting for our food business license approval to come through and then we can officially launch our times for our Easter Chocolate making classes. Visit our Facebook page to be kept up to date.   Our classes are designed to be simple enough that everyone will achieve an amazing result in the 3 hours. You will make a box of chocolates, a lollypop using chocolate transfer sheets, chocolate decorations and a...

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Rocky Road
Feb19

Rocky Road

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_road_%28dessert%29) doesn’t say much that we don’t already know about Rocky Road, but it does suggest that it was invented in Australia as a way of tricking locals into buying spoiled chocolate transported from Europe. It was mixed with nuts and other ‘filler’ which is why you can’t find a specific recipe for the original rocky road. Apparently, the name...

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