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Makes: 10 – 20 shards (depending on size) Difficulty: moderate Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes 150ml sugar ¼ cup (60ml) honey 2 ½ tsp (12.5ml) bicarbonate of soda 100g 70% dark chocolate, melted Prepare and line a baking tray or small deep baking dish (depending if you would prefer thicker honeycomb pieces) […]

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chocolate and pistachio nut marble cake

A gorgeous looking chocolate and pistachio nut swirl cake with the easiest and most delicious rich chocolate ganache topping made with cocoa! Makes: 1 cake Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 30 minutes Baking time: 45 minutes 200g butter, room temperature 200g caster sugar 1 tsp (5ml) NoMU vanilla extract 4 eggs 200g flour, sifted 2 tsp […]

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home-made dark chocolate

Who knew you could make homemade dark chocolate from scratch? Makes: 1 loaf tin (650g slab) Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 15 minutes Chilling time: 4 hours 375g coconut oil ¾ cup (190ml) icing sugar, sifted 1 cup (250ml) NoMU cocoa powder, sifted ¼ cup (60ml) rice milk powder ½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract Place the […]

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black forest chocolate fondant

lately I’ve been loving experimenting with interesting flavours and fillings and inserting it into the centre of the classic chocolate fondant. It really adds that extra excitement and surprise when that dark chocolate sauce starts oozing out. I’ve only really made two variations so far – Amarula chocolate fondant and now the Black forest chocolate […]

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte

Looking for a super quick and easy, fool-proof, double chocolate gooey-ness and toasted nuttiness piece of heaven? Then look no further. A winner in my books especially when served warm with a double dollop of Mascarpone. Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Makes 1 tart 200g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped (I used Nomu Decadent Hot Chocolate) […]

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Chocolate Almond Beetroot Cake

I made this cake a little while ago when having to develop a recipe using beetroot for Crush Online magazine. I wasn’t entirely convinced about this recipe or if I particularly  liked the earthiness from the beetroot, but once Ash tried some (and almost devoured the entire cake), I changed my mind. He loved the […]

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Guinness Cake in Ireland

Its been a hectic few days of cooking for 8 teenage boys! I never knew that they could eat so much and all the time!!! I literally have to make some sort of meal/snack every two hours! Its insane, but so rewarding to hear the “oohhs” and “hmmms” and “yummms”. Seeing that one of the […]

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Biscotti with Espresso

Chocolate Orange and Hazelnut Biscotti

Biscotti are twice-baked biscuits originating from Italy. I like to think of them as the Italian version of rusks. These are a great treat to serve after dinner with a single espresso or even a glass of port. I love making biscotti and rarely make the same recipe twice. I normally make the base dough […]

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