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Tag: #chocolate

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Chocolate beetroot cupcakes, a healthier Valentine treat

Cup cakes should be fluffy and light. The bulk of processed sugar and the flavour and consistency of butter is often needed to achieve the right consistency in cakes. The recipe can also be used to make a whole cake.

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Say it with roses and chocolate

This week celebrates the red rose believed to be the favourite flower of the goddess Venus and hence a symbol of beauty and love. Do remember your loved ones this week 😉   You can watch Valentine’s Edition of Life and Style Weekend by clicking here Photography Rachel Muscat Lea thanks Maria Bonavia at Ange, Geraldine Agius at Screen Fgura, Annalise Micallef for make … Read More Say it with roses and chocolate

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Black Forest Smoothie Bowl to share

Smoothie Bowls are a way to boost healthy eating and nutrition all around.

Instead of drinking a smoothie, it ca really replace a meal as they are Delicious filling and nutritious.

You need one high speed blender and some frozen fruit usually to include a banana. If you do not like banana swap with avocado, cannelini beans or frozen zucchini for a similar creamy texture.’

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Peanut Caramel Chocolate Cake [no bake]

This is one of those quick cake recipes to collect. It is a ‘no-bake’ recipe and cannot get any easier. ANYONE can make this cake and it great for a large gathering or can be cut up and frozen, have something put away for when you have that craving for something sweet.

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Christmas Tunis Cake

‘As an alternative to those who do not enjoy dried fruits and/or nuts, here is the recipe for a traditional Christmas Tunis Cake.

The history of this cake intrigues me because it has no association with Tunis. It appeared on the supermarket shelves in the 70s when it was commercially produced by McVities. In recent years it seems to have become popular again.’

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The Nutcracker Soldier

I have seen tin soldiers, wooden soldiers but never one as perfect as this made out of pure solid chocolate, 100% edible and handcrafted by Andrew Farrugia, a world renowned chocolate artist and carver.

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Perfect Profiteroles

The perfect recipe, perfect always without fail with thanks to Renato Briffa :

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Vegan Hazelnut Balls

Gluten-free, lactose-free and reduced sugar diets are hot topics these days. The drive for ingredients to suit a large number of food intolerances comes from consumers and with such a large choice in the market, guests no longer have to feel they are a burden to their hosts and be apologetic about their intolerances.

Adjusting recipes to make them suitable for everyone is much easier than making special dishes to cater for individual requirements. These Christmas vegan hazelnut balls are free from lactose and gluten and are sweetened with unrefined sugars in reduced quantity

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Christmas is coming! Carrot, Oat and Chocolate Bars

‘I like making my own energy bars as i know exactly what has gone into them. This is a quick recipe and the result is amazing. Once they are set, preferably the day after they are made, I cut them up into bars or squares, pack them individually and freeze them’

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Christmas is coming ! Quick and Easy Chocolate Muffins

These chocolate muffins are so quick and easy to make and they are so soft and delicious that I think most people will not be able to resist a second one.

During Christmas week or a weekend in December they are ideal a any tie of the day and a good start to the weekend as a late breakfast too with a cup of coffee. Thick, dark and silky chocolate gives you an instant lift and you can also omit the icing and sprinkle oats, museli or your favourite seeds on top before baking.

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Quick, easy Chocolate Fudge Sauce

I share this recipe today because this sauce is fabulous to serve on any ice cream, making even shop bought ice creams special. It is, like most of my recipes, very quick and simple to make and you will need:

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Orange Almond and Chocolate Cakes [gluten free, lactose free]

Maltese and Gozitan oranges come in all shapes, flavours and sizes, blood oranges with bright red flesh that taste very faintly of raspberries, some with big navels and no seeds, bitter Seville oranges brought to the island during Arab rule and in the open rambling countryside, you can find fragrant bergamot oranges