Chocolate

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Peanut Butter Bars

Some people love peanut butter, some people hate it. I fall into the love category, my hubby – the hate. This means I don’t make peanut butter flavoured goodies all that often. So when I do, I don’t hold back on the peanut butter. These yummy peanut butter bars are made with a whole jar of the stuff! Thats right, an entire jar. Apart from that, there are just a few ingredients, and the recipe is so quick and easy your kids could probably make them!

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Cupcake Bites

You may remember the Cake Pop craze which dominated the baking world a few years ago. I’m not ashamed to admit I jumped on that bandwagon with great enthusiasm. Bakerella, the inventor of the Cake Pop, remains one of my food heroes to this day. A Cake Pop is a mixture of cake crumbs and icing, rolled into balls, placed on a stick like a lollipop and dipped in chocolate. They are moist, delicious and a real delight to look at. I will say this though, they are rather a lot of work make. For this reason, they are great for a special occasion when you really want to show off your baking skills! Read More

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Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

My husband and I have recently relocated, and are temporarily staying at an Airbnb until we can move into our new home.  As soon as we arrived at the Airbnb I scouted out the kitchen. Sadly it was not very well equipped – no mixer, no scale, no baking trays, not even a mixing bowl to be found! My fingers were twitching to get baking though, so I racked my brain for a simple recipe that requires next to no equipment to make.

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Classic Pound Cake 3 ways

Pound cakes date back hundreds of years and were baked by our grandmothers and their grandmothers too. Traditionally a pound cake consists of a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs and a pound of flour, hence the name. How easy is that! Even the most inexperienced baker can remember the recipe by heart, and bake a delicious pound cake at a moment’s notice. Read More

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Chocolate Salami

Chocolate salami is not salami at all – it is a delicious chocolate log filled with nuts, biscuits and a dash of liqueur. The name simply comes from the salami-like appearance. Originally from Italy (or Portugal, depending who you ask), it tastes best when served with a glass of port or liqueur after dinner. Chocolate Salami looks beautiful when presented on a wooden board, partially sliced and ready to nibble on.

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Crunchy, buttery pastry. Creamy salty-sweet caramel. Melt-in-the-mouth dark chocolate ganache. The three elements that make up this perfectly decadent chocolate tart. Well, I say its perfect but it does have one flaw…  all the setting time required before you can actually eat a slice! So if you are planning to serve this as a show-stopping after dinner dessert, then best you get cracking with it in the morning.

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