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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Bundt Cake


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See this cake?  I blame you lot….entirely!

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Day 8 – Choc Cherry Panettone

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Dark Chocolate and Cherry Panettone for my Day 8 recipe – made in a cupcake/muffin tin.

Make them now and stash them in the freezer!  This one’s a long slow one, very little hands on to be done and plenty of get on with other stuff time – now that’s my kind of recipe!

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Day 5 – Chocolate Reindeer

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I have had so much fun making a herd of reindeer for Day 5 – I very much hope you’ll love these cheeky chappies as much as I do!

The body is a round ball Christmas tree chocolate!

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You will need:

Ball/bauble christmas tree chocolates

Chocolate sugarpaste (Sainsburys)

White, red, orange and green sugarpastes

Black icing pen

Pink lustre dust

A little melted chocolate

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Day 2 – Christmas Pudding Chocolate Covered Oreos

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Mmmmm!  Christmas pudding shaped Chocolate Covered Oreos!

Now you can get specific chocolate oreo moulds that are a good deal smaller than the way I’m doing these.  I don’t have one, my kitchen is bursting with equipment and I may be the recipient of an angry husband should any more essential bits and pieces make their way into our house!

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Chocolate Oreo Pears

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Not so much a recipe, more a gathering together of things!

(No panic, there’s a recipe coming tomorrow too)

These pears decided not to let apples have all the fun this Bonfire night and jumped onto sticks too!  Of course if you’re after a traditional caramel toffee apple recipe then I can help with that too – just see the recipe here.

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Spiderweb Millionaires Shortbread

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Individual Millionaires Shortbread with a hint of Halloween – Yes please!

Ingredients:

Shortbread

80g butter

40g caster sugar

140g plain flour

Caramel

90g light muscovado sugar

90g butter

315g condensed milk  -  use a squeezy bottle for no waste, if you use a tin and have some left over try it drizzled over icecream, add it to tea/coffee/hot choc for a creamy sweetener or indeed eat it with a spoon

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– Thank you Hevz Tasty Treats for the top tips Xx

Topping

200g milk chocolate

50g white chocolate

Makes: 12.

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Giveaway – Win 1 of 5 Pink Thermapens

So here’s your chance to get your hands on a great bit of kit,  a Superfast Thermapen!  I have 5 pink Thermapens to give away to you lucky lot courtesy of the team at Thermapen - it’s honestly a bit of kit I wouldn’t be without.

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How to Temper Chocolate

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I’ve managed to avoid the need for tempering chocolate until now and managed just to wing it in the past.  The time has come and chocolate is intriguing me, so in order for it to play ball I figured it was going to be important to learn how to temper chocolate.

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White Chocolate Mud Cake

 

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Looking for a Father’s Day Showstopper?  Here’s just the cake – a White Chocolate Mud Cake with white chocolate frosting wrapped with a chocolate collar and topped with fresh juicy British strawberries!

A big thank you goes to Jess Taylor who inspired me over on facebook to create this this week, and whilst my Dad doesn’t have a sweet tooth so won’t appreciate a big slice, he has been in the kitchen with me whilst I made it. 

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How to make a Chocolate Collar

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Making a chocolate collar for a cake is much easier than you’d think, its an impressive way to finish a spectacular cake.  You can use your favourite chocolate white, milk or dark the method is exactly the same.  So let’s get cracking!

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