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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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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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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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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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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Almond & White Chocolate Cupcakes
Nov09

Almond & White Chocolate Cupcakes

Served with a creme cheese butterscotch frosting, these cupcakes are a decadent treat that could be served as dessert. The chocolate leaves are simply melted chocolate painted onto a shiny, clean leaf … chill then peel the leaf off gently to leave a chocolate leaf behind. Ingredients 120 grams of butter 150 grams SR flour (substitute gluten free SR flour mix) 150 grams sugar 1/4 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped almonds...

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Butterscotch Biscuits

A delicious caramel like biscuit, full of crunch Ingredients 4 ozs butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg vanilla essence 2 cups S.R.Flour castor sugar for rolling Method Cream butter and sugar till soft and light, add egg and a few drops of vanilla essence Mix in flour well Small balls then lightly roll in sugar Place on greased oven trays and lightly press with a fork Moderate oven for 12 minutes or till light...

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Coconut Meringues

The word meringue puts the fear into most of us but this recipe is almost foolproof.  Remember that any failure can be crushed over ice cream or set into chocolate!! Ingredients 2 egg whites, remember with meringue there can be no yolk in the whites at all 1 1/2 cups coconut 1 cup icing sugar vanilla Method Beat egg whites till stiff, add sugar gradually and beat till thick Stir in coconut and a few drops of vanilla Place spoonfuls...

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Honey Biscuits

This recipe takes quite a lot of butter , but as there is no eggs it counteracts the cost, the taste of honey makes it a beautiful biscuit Ingredients 250 gm butter 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups S.R.flour 1 1/2 cups Plain flour Method Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy Add honey, vanilla and flours and combine well Small spoonfuls onto greased trays Moderate oven 10-15 minutes or till...

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Jam Drops

A lovely light biscuit, use any jam you like. Ingredients 4 ozs butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups S.R.flour (substitute gluten free SR flour mix) 1 egg, beaten vanilla essence jam, strawberry works best but any flavour will do Method Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy Add egg, vanilla essence and four Small spoonfuls onto greased tray Put a small dollop of jam into the centre, not too much as it will run over the edge and burn...

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Coconut Drops

A classic, the coconut  drop. Surprisingly, they taste sweet and coconutty. Ingredients 100 grams butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups S.R.flour 3/4 cup coconut Method Cream butter and sugar till smooth add egg and beat till creamy add flour and coconut alternately till mixed place small teaspoonfuls on greased trays and bake in moderate oven 10-15 minutes till light...

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Powder Puffs

This is not their true culinary name but when Nana made them, her children thought they looked like her powder puff that she applied her make up with, they were called Powder Puffs from then on. A light and fluffy little cake filled with cream. Ingredients 125 gm butter 110 gm castor sugar 1 egg 50 gm Plain flour 35 gm S.R. flour 100 gm cornflour 35 gm custard powder Vienna Cream filling 60 gm butter 120 gm icing sugar 2 teaspoons...

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