Chocolate Recipes

Oliver Brown Chocolate Iced Coffee Recipe

There’s never a bad time to indulge in a chocolate iced coffee, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dessert! Courtesy of the chocolatiers over at Oliver Brown, we’re bringing you a creamy Belgian sensation equipped with good quality chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream. What more could you want from an iced coffee?

RELATED: Grilled Banana And Walnut Waffles Recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 shots of espresso coffee or equivalent

1 scoop vanilla bean ice cream

4 cubes ice

100ml of milk

White, milk, or dark Belgian chocolate drops for a sweeter flavour

Method

  1. In a blender, blend all in ingredients together until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Meanwhile, grate chocolate to create chocolate flakes.
  3. Serve iced coffee in a  chilled glass and top with Belgian chocolate flakes.
June 11, 2015

Strawberry Filled Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe

It’s easy to overindulge during the Easter break, but with these dark chocolate Easter eggs you won’t have to feel guilty for having one too many.

RELATED: Saucy Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Provided by fitness guru Lauren Hannaford, the recipe is made with healthy substitutes including protein powder, oats and coconut flour and are covered with sugar-free dark chocolate, meaning they’re super low in calories, too!

Serves 10

Ingredients

1/4 cup IsoWhey Strawberry Smoothie protein powder

2 tbsp coconut flour

1/4 cup ground oats

1/4 cup ground almonds

1/2 cup milk (or milk substitute)

55g (6 squares) of sugar-free 70 per cent cocoa dark chocolate

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix the IsoWhey protein powder, coconut flour, oats, almonds and milk. Set aside.
  2. Melt 3 squares of chocolate and divide it between 10 egg moulds (use ice cube tray if necessary). Smooth chocolate around the edges of the mould so it covers all the sides and the bottom.
  3. Put the moulds in the fridge for 20 minutes or until chocolate has set.
  4. Remove the moulds once set and fill each mold with the protein mixture.
  5. Once you fill each mould, melt another 3 squares of dark chocolate and smooth over the filling until it is all covered.
  6. Put the moulds back in the fridge to set (approximately 20 minutes).
  7. Remove chocolates from Easter egg mold and enjoy!
April 4, 2015

Chocolate Easter Nests Recipe

If you’re into DIY these holidays, this chocolate Easter nest recipe will brighten up any Easter basket or family gathering. They’re relatively simple to make, contain few ingredients and can be loads of fun to make with the little ones, too!

RELATED: Vegemite Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Ingredients

100g packet Chang’s fried noodles, roughly crushed

3/4 cup pink fairy floss

110g packet candy coated milk chocolate Easter eggs

12 miniature toy chickens to decorate

Method

  1. Grease a 12-hole, 1 1/2 tablespoon-capacity round-based patty pan. Line the base and sides of each hole with a 3cm x 10cm strip of baking paper.
  2. Place chocolate melts in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon, or until melted and smooth.
  3. Add noodles to melted chocolate. Stir to combine. Working quickly, place 1 rounded tablespoon mixture in each hole. Using a spoon, mould into a nest shape. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  4. Remove nests from pan by sliding a butter knife under baking paper. Remove paper and arrange on a large plate.
  5. Place a little fairy floss in the base of each nest. Top each nest with 1 Easter egg and a miniature chicken. Voila!

Recipe via Taste

April 2, 2015

Homemade Dairy Free Chocolate Recipe

It doesn’t take much persuading to add a bar of chocolate into a shopping cart at the supermarket, but have you ever contemplated making your own chocolate at home? Sure it might take a little longer, but you can customise the recipe to suit your dietary needs, especially if lactose-free food is at the very top of your priorities. Test your MasterChef skills with this straight-forward recipe to achieve yummy homemade chocolate.

Ingredients

200g raw cacao butter

50-60g raw cacao powder

100g raw honey

1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Method

  1. Get started by chopping the cacao butter until the pieces are 1-2cm large. Then transfer to a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on high for 40 seconds.
  2. Make sure to mix the cacao butter until it has melted into a soft texture. Take your time with this step so that the batter is consistent.
  3. Add the cacao butter, raw honey, vanilla bean extract and sea salt into the bowl and mix on low speed for 10 minutes. By now the mixture should be creamy enough to pour into a lined dish or rectangular tray. Wait for the chocolate to cool, then it’s ready to eat!

Feel free to add fruits and nuts such as cashews and almonds to create a yummy and healthy treat.

Image and recipe via Quirky Cooking

By Felicia Sapountzis

June 12, 2014

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A childhood classic, these choc-chip cookies are the perfect balance of chew and crunch, with a nutty sweetness that will attract more hands to the cookie jar.

Serves 15

Ingredients

3 large ripe bananas, mashed

1 tsp vanilla extract

60g coconut oil

120g rolled oats

60g almond meal

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

100g flaked almonds

20g natural popcorn, popped

150g Well Naturally Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Melts

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Method

  1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 180Åã C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients. In a second bowl combine all of the dry ingredients except for the chocolate, almond flakes and popcorn.
  3. Transfer the dry ingredients and combine with the wet ingredients, ensuring you combine well with a wooden spoon. Toss in the chocolate pieces and almond flakes and stir well to combine.
  4. Roll about a tablespoon of the mixture in your hands to create a small ball, place onto the lined baking tray and continue until you have rolled all of the mixture. Allow enough space between the balls for expansion when baked.
  5. Transfer to the preheated oven and cook for 14 minutes. The cookies will be a light brown colour on top and a darker colour on the bottom.
April 28, 2014

Jamie Oliver’s White Chocolate Fondants Recipe

Jamie Oliver’s wickedly gooey puds will score you top marks for an indulgent end to your romantic meal. Make them in advance and keep in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them so you can kick back, relax and concentrate on working your magic.

Serves 2

Ingredients
50g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
100g quality white chocolate, broken into chunks
2 large free-range eggs
50g caster sugar
1 tablespoons plain flour

To serve
crème fraîche
a handful of seasonal berries

Method
1. Grease 2 small individual pudding moulds. Melt the butter over a low heat, then stir in the chocolate. Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the sugar until pale and thick. Lightly mix this into the chocolate, then fold in the flour. Divide between the moulds and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Place the moulds on a baking tray and bake for exactly 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes, loosen with a knife, then place a small plate on top of each mould and tip upside down. Leave for a minute, then remove the moulds. Serve with berries and crème fraiche on the side.

View more Jamie Oliver recipes developed for Woolworths here!

February 19, 2014

Valentine’s Day Desserts: Flourless Chocolate Puddings Recipe

TV chef Dominique Rizzo shares the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert: a decadent flourless chocolate pudding recipe that will win the heart – and tastebuds of your honey!

Serves: 10-12

Ingredients
2/3 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 cup butter
680g semi or bitter sweet chocolate, in small pieces
12 eggs
2/3 cup espresso coffee or your favourite liquor, orange juice or softened berries
1 tbsp Gourmet Garden Basil
500g strawberries, washed and sliced
1 tbsp icing sugar
¼ cup orange juice
Double cream

Method
1. For the basil and strawberry salad, combine Gourmet Garden Basil, strawberries, icing sugar and orange juice in a bowl.  Toss together and sit in the fridge until ready for use.

2. Preheat the oven to 160C.

3. Grease and flour 10 ramekins with butter and cocoa, or if using a spring-form tin, line with alfoil and baking paper.

4. Place the water and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Take off the heat and add in the butter and the chopped chocolate and stir gently to melt the chocolate.  Add in the eggs one by one whisking as you add each egg until the mixture is thick and glossy. Once the eggs have been whisked in pour the chocolate batter into the tin or ramekins (2/3 full) and place in a water bath and cook for 25-30 minutes until slightly wobbly in the centre.

5. Once cooked, remove the tin or ramekins from the water bath and allow to cool just enough to invert the puddings from the moulds, a few minutes. Serve with double cream and the basil and strawberry salad.

What are you cooking for Valentine’s Day?

February 12, 2014

Maple Christmas Truffles Recipe

These luscious maple-infused chocolate truffles are easy to whip up and look so impressive on the Christmas table. Serve after dinner with coffee or cocktails.

Ingredients

100ml milk
¼ cup ground Gloria Jean’s Coffees Maple Whole Beans
500g dark chocolate, chopped
250ml cream
50g butter
1 heaped tbsp glucose
70g cocoa

Method

1. Bring milk and coffee to a simmer in a saucepan. Strain through a coffee filter or clean tea towel.

2. Melt 500 grams of chocolate and place in a large bowl.

3. Bring coffee-infused milk, cream, butter and glucose to the boil and pour over chocolate. Stir with a whisk until smooth and shiny.

4. Allow to set in the fridge until well chilled.

5. Cover a tray with the cocoa.

6. Use a teaspoon to shape into small balls and place on the tray.

7. Gently shake the tray so that truffles roll around and become covered in cocoa.

8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

What are you cooking for Christmas? Share your Christmas menu in the comments!

December 24, 2013

Fluffy Mocha Mousse Recipe

This fluffy mocha mousse recipe is easy to make and is an elegant choice for an after-dinner treat. Make sure you use the best espresso, as it will really effect the flavour of the mousse.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

8 eggs
1 cup chocolate chunks
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 shots (120mL) espresso
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons caster sugar

Method

1. Place eggs in a food processor and pulse for 3-4 minutes or until the eggs are fluffy.

2. Add the chocolate chunks to the eggs and mix until the chocolate chips are well ground.

3. Thirdly, add in the espresso, vanilla, cinnamon, shortening and coconut sugar and mix for 1 minute.

4. By this stage, the mixture should have taken on the thick consistency of mousse and is ready to serve.

Tip: The DéLonghi PrimaDonnaXS coffee machine, with its fully automatic function and its ability to produce two shots simultaneously, will help make the preparation both quick and easy.

What’s your favourite chocolate dessert?

November 18, 2013

Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe

This recipe for sugar, dairy and gluten-free chocolate cake is packed with superfoods and is a piece of cake to make (pun intended!).

This healthy chocolate cake recipe is an adaption from a Nigella recipe, but changed to suit the parameters of my diet: soy, dairy, sugar and gluten free – and organic where possible. It also has a low glycemic index.

My favourite thing about this recipe is the amount of good things in it; particularly the coconut oil, cocoa powder and almond meal.

Pure, virgin coconut oil is nature’s best source of lauric acid, high in vitamins K and E which is great for your heart and cholesterol, fights bugs to keep you healthy, and has amazing properties for your skin and hair.

Cocao powder is super high in antioxidants (flavonoids), has phenethylamine which works as a mood elevator and has the ability to reduce the risk of blood clots, boost cognitive performance and lower high blood pressure.

Almond meal is packed with protein, antioxidants, monounsaturated fats (the good ones), and vitamin E, magnesium and potassium and is great for digestion.

This makes a small cake, so double the quantities if you’re using a regular cake pan.

Ingredients

1/3 cup coconut oil
3 tablespoons cocao powder
1/4 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup almond meal
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Small pinch salt
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 egg
Small shake desiccated coconut

Method

1. Preheat oven to 170°C, oil and paper a small (11cm) cake tin.

2. Sift cocoa and whisk with boiling water, add vanilla extract and leave to the side to cool (not in the fridge, if the mixture is too cold it will affect the coconut oil later).

3. Combine almond meal, salt and baking power in a small bowl.

4. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, oil and egg, and beat with an electric mixer. Make sure the coconut oil is liquid. Whisk until creamy. With the beater on a low setting, slowly add the cocoa mix and almond mix. If too runny, add a dash of desiccated coconut.

5. Pour into the cake tin and bang the tin on the tabletop to even out the mixture. Bake for about 25 minutes (or an hour for a larger cake). I find the best way to check if the cake is ready is to see if the sides of the cake have come away from the tin slightly, and to skewer the centre, it should still be slightly moist. Just try not to open to oven unless you have to – it makes the centre of the cake sink.

6. Remove from oven, leave to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes, and then remove from tin and leave to cool on wire rack.

What’s your favourite healthy dessert recipe?

Kate Jones blogs about writing and pop culture at Calvicle Capitalism.

October 7, 2013

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

We’ve tried a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes, and believe us, this really is the ultimate recipe. The cookies have that perfect chewy texture and smell divine. Adding chopped nuts is optional, but serving with a glass of milk is a must! A great baking recipe for the kids too.

Ingredients

3/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

2 1/4 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1-2 cups chocolate chips

1 cup pecan or walnut pieces (optional)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 190C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Mix the sugars, butter, vanilla extract and egg in a large bowl.

3. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Stir it into the sugar mixture, followed by the chocolate chips and nuts if using. Do not over mix.

4. Scoop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough and place them 5cm apart on the baking tray. You can also use an ice cream scoop (flatten the top before baking for flat, round cookies).

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly brown. The cookies will still be a little soft, which makes them chewy when cool. Allow to cool slightly then cool on a wire rack.

Note: if you like crispy chocolate chip cookies cookies, leave them in the oven for 10-12 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don’t get too dark.

What’s your favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe?

August 6, 2013

Raw Cacao Balls Recipe

Nutritionist and author of 10-days to a Healthier You Kathleen Alleaume gives us the low-down on raw cacao, how to eat it and why it’s better than chocolate – and shares her raw cacao protein balls recipe.

We all have experienced the positive feelings associated with eating chocolate, but have you tried unprocessed chocolate in the form of raw cacao (pronounced ka·cow) – which essentially is the same bean as cocoa, but in its raw state.

Compared to traditional cocoa found in traditional store-bought chocolate, raw cacao has very little sugar or additives making it a great way to consume something nutritious while still feeling decadent.

Due to its minimal processing, raw cacao retains a potent mineral content and nutrient dense properties, including a rich source of chromium (to help balance blood sugar), magnesium (to help maintain normal muscle and nerve function), and contains nearly twice the antioxidant content of red wine and up to three times the antioxidant content of green tea. Research also shows that cacao promotes cardiovascular health by helping reduce blood clotting, improve circulation, regulate heartbeat and blood pressure, lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, and reducing your risk of heart attacks or stroke.

Too much of a good thing
Cacao is very powerful on the central nervous system and over-indulging can inhibit calcium absorption. The recommendation is to have no more than 40g (or four to six heaped teaspoons) of raw cacao a day.

How to eat it
Good quality raw cacao powder is available in most supermarkets and health food shops. Although the taste is very bitter, it’s advised to add a sweetener to it such as honey, stevia or agave. Add 1 tablespoon of cacao to your  morning smoothie, make decadent desserts using avocado, or enjoy cacao protein balls as a guilt-free energy-boosting snack.

Recipe: Raw Cacao Protein Balls
Makes about 10 balls

Ingredients

½ cup LSA (linseed, almond and sunflower) meal
¼ cup chia seeds
2 tbsp raw cacao
½ cup tahini
6 dried dates, pitted
1 tbsp honey
coconut flakes

Method

1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined and in a crumbly, paste-type consistency. Add a splash of water to make a smoother consistency (optional).

2. These delicious bite size pieces of heaven surely hit the spot. Not only are they jammed packed in protein and good fats, they’re a fantastic grab and go snack that will satisfy that longing for something sweet.

For more nutritious meal ideas, shopping lists and lifestyle tips to help you look feel great and look beter, download a free 3-day sample plan at www.therightbalance.com.au.

August 1, 2013

Saucy Chocolate Pudding

Sometimes, only a hot saucy chocolate pudding will do, served with a shock of cold vanilla ice cream of course! We love this no-fail recipe from chocolate cookbook 50 Shades of Chocolate.

Ingredients
90g butter
120g dark chocolate callets
¼ cup caster sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla essence
¾ cup self-raising flour
60g milk chocolate callets
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method
1. Melt butter and chocolate over low heat and allow to cool. Add sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla essence and stir. Slowly add flour and stir until smooth.

2. Pour mixture equally into ramekins and sprinkle with chopped milk chocolate callets.

3. Bring water up to boil, take off heat and add sugar cocoa powder and vanilla essence until all have dissolved. Gently pour chocolate sauce over the back of a spoon on top of the mixture into the ramekins.

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes in 180C oven. Serve hot pudding with deliciously cold ice cream.

Recipe from www.50ShadesOfChocolate.com.au by Claire Preen, RRP $14.95.

July 12, 2013

2-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Can you believe you can make the fluffiest, most decadent chocolate mousse with only 2 ingredients – chocolate and water? And it’s ready in 5 minutes!

Because this 2-ingredient chocolate mousse recipe uses only chocolate and water, use the best quality 70% chocolate you can find. If you find 70% chocolate too bitter, feel free to add a little sugar.

Ingredients
265g 70% dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup water
4 Tbsp sugar, optional

Method
1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of slightly smaller mixing bowl, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice).

2. Put the chocolate and water in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

3. Pour the melted chocolate into the large mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand mixer) until thick. This will take 3-5 minutes.

Note: Watch the texture as you whip and be careful not to over-whip as this will make the mousse grainy. Only whip until it begins to thicken and hold soft peaks (like whipped cream). If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible on your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.

4. Chill for 1 hour or enjoy as is.

Tip: This is a rich, dark chocolate mousse. Add a dollop of freshly-whipped cream to lighten the richness. Top with seasonal berries. Or serve over poached pears in individual bowls.

What’s your favourite chocolate mousse recipe?

July 11, 2013

Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Looking for the ultimate chocolate cake recipe? Look no further. This recipe gives you a chocolate cake that is the perfect mix of being fudgy without dense, rich but not cloying. You’ll love it!


Serves 8

Ingredients

180g 60-70% dark chocolate, chopped

3 tablespoons very strong coffee or Kahlua

140g butter, diced

5 eggs, separated

200g caster sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

90g plain flour, sifted

Method

1. Preheat oven to 175C. Line the base of a 22cm round springform cake pan with baking paper

2. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. When the chocolate begins to soften, add the coffee or Kahlua and stir very gently until the chocolate has completely melted. Add the butter and stir until the butter has melted.

3. Meanwhile, beat the egg whites until stiff, then fold in the sugar. Mix the baking powder with the cocoa powder and flour.

4. Remove the chocolate from the heat and quickly stir in the egg yolks, then gently fold the melted chocolate into the egg whites.

5. With a light touch, add the cocoa flour mix to the liquid and stir with a large metal spoon – making sure you don’t knock the air out of the egg white. Don’t overmix, just stir until the flour is combined.

6. Carefully scoop into the lined pan and bake for 35 minutes. Remove and leave to cool in the pan, then serve. The top of the cake will crack a little as it cools, this is normal.

What’s your favourite chocolate cake recipe?

June 7, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

From the saucy new cookbook 50 Shades of Chocolate comes this recipe for addictive chocolate coconut macaroons from award-winning chocolatier Claire Preen. You won’t be able to stop eating them!

Ingredients

125g dark chocolate callet (buttons)

2 egg whites

Pinch salt

100g sugar

180g dried coconut

1 tsp vanilla extract

60g white chocolate

Method

1. Melt the chocolate over a double-boiler.

2. Whisk the egg whites with the salt until they form soft peaks. Add 3-4 tbsp of sugar and whisk until mixture is glossy yet firm. Fold in the remaining sugar and then fold in the chocolate, coconut and vanilla.

3. Place small spoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet and bake at 160C for about 15 minutes.

4. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler and half-dip the cooled cookies into the white chocolate.

5. Serve with a smile and very little else. If you’ve got melted chocolate on your hands, you’re eating it too slowly…

Clair Preen’s chocolate cookbook 50 Shades of Chocolates contains over 60 delicious chocolate recipes that can be enjoyed by yourself, with your partner or at a dinner party. Available from newsagents for $14.95. Visit www.50shadesofchocolate.com.au.

May 31, 2013

Pear And Belgian Chocolate Muffins

These luscious pear and Belgian chocolate muffins are just the thing to wake up to – served with lashings of butter and freshly-brewed coffee!

Ingredients

2 Packham’s Triumph pears, peeled and grated

375 g self-raising flour

250 g caster sugar

500 mls milk

250 g butter, melted and cooled slightly

5 free-range and organic eggs

150g Belgium milk chocolate (chips or shaved)

Butter to serve (optional)

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. Sift flour and sugar into a large bowl.

3. In a glass jug, whisk together milk and eggs. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture, stirring until the mixture is combined.

4. Add the melted butter, mixing well.

5. Gently fold in the grated pears and chocolate chips or shavings. Spoon the mixture into the muffin trays, filling about three-quarters full.

6. Bake for 35 minutes or until the muffins are golden and firm to the touch. Test with a skewer and if it comes out clean, your muffins are done.

7. Serve warm with lashings of butter and your favourite coffee.

What’s your favourite muffin recipe?

April 10, 2013

Foolproof Chocolate Panna Cotta

Everyone loves chocolate panna cotta but it can be intimidating to make – will it set? Will it be too soft, or too hard? Here’s a foolproof method using a vegetarian gelatin so everyone can enjoy this amazing dessert!

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 sachet Queen Jel-it-in

150g chocolate

200ml milk

500ml light cream

2tbsp caster sugar

Method

1. Dissolve one sachet Queen Jel-it-in in the milk and then pour into a saucepan.

2. Add the cream and caster sugar and heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture starts to bubble.

3. Divide it between panna cotta moulds and leave to come to room temperature then chill for at least 3 hours.

4. Invert onto a plate to serve. Serve with berries and cream (optional).

Which recipe would you like to see get a quick and easy makeover?

March 26, 2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake

You guessed it, this layered crepe cake tastes just like Nutella! Incredibly, it only takes 30 minute to prepare, and makes a very impressive dessert when entertaining.

Preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Crêpes:

2 eggs

2 egg yolks

125g plain flour

300ml milk

½ tbsp castor sugar

oil spray

250g hazelnut spread

2/3 cup thickened cream, whipped

Chocolate Sauce:

½ cup thickened cream

1 tbsp brown sugar

100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped or broken into pieces

Method

1. Place eggs, yolks, flour and milk in a bowl and using a whisk, mix to a smooth batter.

2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, and spray lightly with oil.

3. Pour in some batter and swirl the pan around to evenly and thinly cover the base. Cook until lightly browned before turning, then cook other side until lightly browned and cooked through. Set aside and repeat the process until all of the batter is used.
For the chocolate sauce, place cream and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.

4. Add chocolate, then remove from heat and stir until smooth. Place into a jug and set aside to cool.

5. Place one crêpe onto a cake stand or plate, spread with hazelnut spread and whipped cream. Spread another crêpe with hazelnut spread and whipped cream, then place on top of the first crêpe and repeat this process until the last layer of crêpe.
Before serving, pour the chocolate sauce over the crêpes.

6. Serve with fresh strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.

Delicious tip:Add 1 tbsp of hazelnut or coffee liquor to the chocolate sauce for that special indulgence.

What’s your favourite impressive dessert recipe?

March 6, 2013

White Chocolate And Walnut Brownies

Who doesn’t love gooey, fudgey brownies with a crispy top? These decadent brownies are studded with chunks of white chocolate and crunchy walnuts – bake a batch this weekend and watch them disappear!

Serves: 8

Ingredients

150g reduced salt margarine, melted

1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted

1½ cups self raising flour, sifted

¾ cup caster sugar

3 medium eggs, lightly whisked

2 tablespoons skim milk

100g raw walnuts, roughly chopped

150g white chocolate, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon icing sugar or cocoa, to serve

Method

1. Preheat oven to 160ºC. Place the melted margarine, cocoa, flour,
sugar, eggs, milk, walnuts and white chocolate in a large bowl and mix
until fully combined. Spoon the mixture into a 20cm x 30cm tin lined
with non-stick baking paper.

2. Bake for 30 minutes or until set on top. Brownie should be quite moist
in the middle. Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with a little
icing sugar or cocoa.

Recipe: Nuts For Life

What’s your favourite chocolate recipe?

September 28, 2012

Easy Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

This is the easiest chocolate self-saucing pudding recipe we’ve tried – and the best. Serve piping hot with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.

Ingredients

100g butter, softened

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

2 cups boiling water

Sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl.

2. In another bowl, sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder together. Fold into the butter mixture.

3. Spoon into a medium-size greased baking dish. Mixture together the sauce ingredients and sprinkle over the batter.

4. Carefully pour the boiling water over the batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

What’s your favourite chocolate dessert?

September 14, 2012