Desserts

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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chocolate covered strawberries

People think chocolate dipped strawberries are fancy food. Honestly, I’ve never understood why. This is one of the easiest desserts I make. I’ve been making these for many years. We’ve had them for Valentine’s Day as long as I can remember. Whenever I serve them, people act so impressed. Like this is supposed to be […]

Breakfast

Benefits of Eating Fruits

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Fruits

Fruits, goldmine of vitamins, minerals and fibre are ideal to consume at least 4-5 servings in a day. Since they are in the natural form, account for largest part of water and 100% bad cholesterol free, it’s much easier for the body to process and absorb the vitamins and minerals from the fresh fruit. Apple – […]

British

Carrot Cake Recipe

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Carrot Cake

The hardest part of any friendship is when it’s time to say goodbye. Didn’t know how to say goodbye to my leaving colleague and every day coffee mate Mr Wen so I set my sights on a carrot cake in his honour. So in a way I should call this recipe Mr Wen’s Carrot Cake ( Mr  文   萝卜糕). […]

British

Valentines Banana Caramel Cream Dessert

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A few weeks ago I was laying in bed late at night, dreaming up the creation I have for you today.  Mind you, it’s nothing all that ground breaking… but it sure is delicious!  A layer of rich pastry cream, fresh bananas, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a graham cracker crust.  Each element is pretty tasty on it’s own, […]

British

Valentines Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

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Today’s recipe is pretty, pink, and delicious!  If you like cheesecake (even a little), you are likely going to love this!  This Valentines Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse is light and fluffy, sweet (but not overwhelming), and has a deliciously light cream cheese flavor. Contrary to other recipes I am adding fresh fruit puree to the mixture, (instead of […]

British

Christmas Chocolate Roll with Fresh Cherries

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Christmas Chocolate Roll

“Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright round yon Virgin Mother and Child, Holy infant so tender and mild, sleep in Heavenly peace! sleep in Heavenly peace!”   This is a chocolate roll that you will get many raves about. Keep this recipe handy because I am afraid you will be asked […]

Desserts

Classic Creme Brulee

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classic creme brulee

Crème Brûlée is one of those classic French dessert recipes that chefs seem to insist on “enhancing”: adding bits of fruit, nuts or – worse still – oatmeal! I suppose their reasoning is that nobody could possibly be interested in such a simple dessert in these complex foodie days. Well, they are wrong. Crème Brûlée is […]

British

Plum Cake-Autumn is Here

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Plum Cake

Spring is lovely, everyone greets summer with open arms and winter has its own appeal but there’s something about autumn….a gradual return to comfort food, but still a bit of crunch and texture going on. When Italian plums are picked at their ripest stage, they have most aroma and flesh, and least juice of all […]

British

Roasted Pineapple in Rum and Spices

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Roasted Pineapple in Rum and Spices

I tried a fresh pineapple for the first time many years ago when not much food was on the shelves of Bulgarian food stores. My neighborhood vegetable store with his obnoxious manager was selling them together with all the other typical vegetables that were so dirty that you hardly could see their color. Those pineapples […]

American (USA)

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Hot Chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate! So your very own unique homemade chocolate recipe that you’ve created and lovingly decorated is sure to be a hit this year. You’d be surprised just how easy it can be to create some wonderful chocolate recipes, and once you’ve gifted them and seen the reaction, you’ll wonder what you ever saw […]