Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Christmas Chocolate Bark – Matcha and Cranberry Delight

Christmas Chocolate Bark

Chocolates, Christmas, Gifts | 20th December 2018 | By

A layer of rich dark chocolate, followed by one of marbled sweet white chocolate flavoured with cranberries and matcha green tea. Break this Christmas chocolate bark into pieces and load into bags to make scrumptious festive gifts for loved ones.

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Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Whisky Truffles with Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cream

Chocolates, Gifts | 25th September 2017 | By

Sumptuous rich chocolate whisky truffles made with dark chocolate and fresh cream. Ideal as an after dinner accompaniment to coffee or as a gift.

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How To Make Your Raw Chocolates More Interesting

Cashew Cream Raw Chocolates

Raw chocolates are easy to make. They are also said to be much better for you than regular chocolate; more of the beneficial active ingredients in raw cacao are retained. However, I find plain old raw chocolate on its own can be just a teeny bit boring. So I’ve come up with a few ways to make them a bit more interesting.

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Make Your Own Chocolate Bar From Scratch – It’s Easier Than You Might Think

Homemade Chocolate Bar

9200A Blender, Chocolates | 26th October 2015 | By

Making raw chocolate bars is a relatively simple process, it just requires a bit of melting and stirring. I have made a few versions of this type of chocolate, but I’d never thought about trying to make my own “real chocolate bar” – until now. It’s a lot easier than you might think.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Homemade Memories

Peanut Butter Cups

Book Reviews, Chocolates | 15th July 2015 | By

This recipe for chocolate peanut butter cups is just so good. Honeyed salty peanut butter enrobed with dark milk chocolate and encrusted with cocoa nibs. They make a fabulous gift or the ultimate self-indulgent treat.

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Passionfruit Caramel Chocolates with Rosemary

Passionfruit Caramel Chocolate

Chocolates, Sponsored Post | 19th September 2014 | By

Smooth and soft caramel with the flavours of sweet tart passionfruit and a hint of rosemary enrobed in a rich crisp chocolate casing. The flavours and textures meld perfectly in these passionfruit caramel chocolates. There’s even a video from a master chocolatier to show you exactly how to make them.

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Playing Around with Raw Chocolate

Raw chocolate is where it’s at. The interest in raw foods generally is growing and it’s no revelation now that chocolate can be good for you. It has a number of virtues including vitamins, minerals, omega 3 and 6. fatty acids, flavanoids and theobromine. So far, so good. However, this is mitigated against by the processing and additives such as sugar that go into “normal” chocolate. The darker the chocolate the better it will be for you. Raw chocolate does not go through the same heat processing and thus retains more of its beneficial effects. The jury is still out as to whether agave syrup is better or worse for us than sugar. It has a low glycaemic index but is high in fructose.

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Goat’s Cheese Chocolate Truffles

Goat's Cheese Chocolate Truffles on a blue plate.

Chocolates, Gifts | 14th December 2013 | By

Who’s tried goat’s cheese chocolate truffles before? If you haven’t you’re in for a surprising treat. They make a fitting end to a dinner party meal and will be much appreciated by any self respecting chocolate and cheese lover on any occasion.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Ladoo – a Glorious Indian Sweet

Chocolate Hazelnut Ladoo Indian Sweets.

Chocolates | 3rd September 2013 | By

If you like Indian sweets, you’ll love these chocolate hazelnut ladoo. Sweet chocolatey balls are covered in hazelnut chocolate and then coated in roasted hazelnuts. If you’ve never tried Indian sweets, now’s the time to do it.

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Salted Caramelised Almond Chocolates

Salted Caramelised Almond Chocolates

Have you made your own chocolates before? If not, it’s a lot easier than you might think. Sweet and salty, melting and crunchy, these salted caramelised almond chocolates are pure delight. Flower shapes are entirely optional.

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