Chocolate Ganache, Lavender Cream and Raspberry Tart

Chocolate Ganache, Lavender Cream and Raspberry Tart 240g plain flour 200g butter Pinch of salt 300ml thickened cream 1 Tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp unsprayed lavender flowers, plus extra flowers to serve 1 punnet raspberries 160ml cream 40g butter 180g dark chocolate, finely chopped 1. Place the flour, butter...

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache 300g dark or white chocolate, broken into pieces 600ml double cream 1. Place the broken chocolate into a large bowl. 2. Gently heat the cream in a saucepan and bring up to boiling point. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. 3. Leave for 3...

Macarons with White Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache

Macarons with White Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache Serves 40 130g pure icing sugar 110g almond meal 105g egg-white (about 2), at room temperature, left out overnight 65g caster sugar 4-5 drops rose food colouring White Chocolate and Raspberry Ganache: 50ml pouring cream 100g white chocolate 45g raspberries, coarsely chopped...

Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley   Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake 8.5 oz / 240g dark cooking chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa, broken into pieces 1 3/4 cup / 385g caster sugar (can use normal sugar) 9 oz / 250g / 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups / 312 ml milk...

White Ganache

White Ganache 200g White Chocolate (finely chopped) 1/4 cup pure cream Put chocolate and cream in a microwave proof bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Remove, mix and repeat microwaving until smooth. Leave for 5 minutes and then whisk with a hand whisk. Best if made a day ahead...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 180g white eating chocolate, chopped 350g unsalted butter, chopped 2 2/3 cups (590g) caster sugar 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk 2 cups (300g) plain flour 2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs fresh roses, for decorating white chocolate ganache 3/4 cup...

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart

Photo by Mem Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart Serves 10 250g plain chocolate biscuits 1 tablespoon plain flour 125g butter, melted cocoa powder, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 100g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream Chocolate Mousse: 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 600ml thickened cream 1. Grease...

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart

Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart Serves 10 250g plain chocolate biscuits 1 Tablespoon plain flour 125g butter, melted cocoa powder, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 100g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup thickened cream Chocolate Mousse: 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 600ml thickened cream 1. Grease a 6cm-deep, 22cm...

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake 3 cups self-raising flour 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda, sifted 200g butter, softened 1 cup milk or unsweetened yoghurt 3 large eggs 1 cup boiling hot coffee Chocolate Ganache: 500ml cream 500g best quality...

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake To Prepare Tins: 1 Tbsp softened butter 1 tab flour 2 tsp cocoa Cake: 150gm unsalted butter 6eggs 1cup sugar 1tsp vanilla 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa Raspberry Cream: 300 ml thickened cream 1/4 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries Chocolate...

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake 160g plain flour 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 140ml extra virgin olive oil 140g caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 140ml orange juice 1 Tbsp grated orange rind 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1/2 cup apricot jam 2...

Death By Chocolate

Death By Chocolate Serves 12 Cocoa Meringue: 4 egg whites 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 teaspoon salt 10 ounces (284 g.) caster sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted 1 Tablespoon cornflour Chocolate Mousse: 6 ounces (170 g.) plain chocolate, broken into 1/2-ounce (14 g.) pieces 12 fluid ounces...

Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake 500ml milk 625g butter 500g dark chocolate 825g sugar 750g eggs 15ml vanilla essence 15ml rum 550g bakers flour (50/50 self-raising flour, plain flour) 75g cocoa powder 10g salt 10g bi-carb soda 1. Heat milk and butter. Remove from heat add chopped chocolate. Stir until fully...

Melt-and-Mix Chocolate Chunk Mud Cake

Melt-and-Mix Chocolate Chunk Mud Cake 200g butter, chopped 300g good-quality dark chocolate 1/4 cup hot water 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup self-raising flour pure icing sugar, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 6cm...

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake To Prepare Tins: 1 Tbsp softened butter 1 Tbsp flour 2 tsp cocoa Cake: 150g unsalted butter 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa Raspberry Cream: 300ml thickened cream 1/4 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup fresh or frozen...

Double Chocolate Mud Cake

Double Chocolate Mud Cake melted butter, for greasing 200g butter, chopped 200g good quality dark chocolate, chopped 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder, sifted 2 tbsp espresso instant coffee powder 60ml (1/4 cup) water 1 tsp vanilla extract 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 3 eggs, room temperature 115g (3/4 cup)...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 300g white chocolate 220g butter 1 cup (250ml) milk 165g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 36g (1/4 cup) self-raising flour 145g (1 cup) plain flour Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin. Preheat oven to 160...

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Cake 185g butter, chopped at room temperature 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 3/4 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 cup red wine 1/2 cup water whipped cream, to serve Chocolate Ganache: 200g dark eating chocolate, chopped...

Individual Milk Chocolate Cakes

Individual Milk Chocolate Cakes Makes 12 75g unsalted butter 75g milk chocolate, chopped 1/3 cup (80 g) firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup (60 g) self-raising flour, sifted Ganache: 80 g milk chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons thick cream 1. Preheat the oven to warm 160°C...

Chocolate Easter Cake

Chocolate Easter Cake Preparation time: 25 mins plus 2 hours refrigeration Cooking time: 1 hour 10 mins Makes a 23cm-round cake 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup...

Rich Chocolate Mud Cake

Rich Chocolate Mud Cake 180g Butter 200mls Thickened cream 1/3 cup castor sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 280g dark chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons instant coffee 2 tablespoons Marsala 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup cocoa 150g dark chocolate, extra 1/4 cup...

White Chocolate Mud Cake

White Chocolate Mud Cake 250g (1 cup) Butter, chopped 150g (1 lb)White chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) Milk 1 1/2 cups (225g) Plain Flour 1/2 cup (75g) Self-raising Flour 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence 2 Eggs, Beaten lightly White Chocolate Ganache: 1/2 cup (125ml)...

Black Forest Trifle Cake

Black Forest Trifle Cake Serving Size: Serves 8 400g fresh cherries, pitted 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup water 2 x 250g packet chocolate rollettes 1/2 cup sweet sherry 250g tub mascarpone 1/2 cup thickened cream 2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture dark chocolate curls, strawberries, cherries and whipped cream,...

French Macaroons

French Macaroons Makes 16 3 egg whites 2 Tbsp caster sugar few drops rose pink food colouring few drops almond essence, optional 1 1/4 cups (200g) icing sugar mixture 1 cup almond meal 2 Tbsp icing sugar mixture, extra White Chocolate Ganache: 150g premium white cooking chocolate, chopped 1/4...

Double-Choc Melting Moments

Double-Choc Melting Moments Makes about 20 250g butter, softened 1/3 cup icing sugar 1 and 1/4 cups plain four 1/2 cup cornflour 1/4 cup cocoa powder Chocolate Ganache: 1/4 cup cream 200g white chocolate, chopped Beat butter and icing sugar in small bowl with an electric mixer until pale...

Coffee Lamington Cake

Coffee Lamington Cake Serves 10 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature 215g (1 cup) caster sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 200g (1 1/3 cups) self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 45g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut 2 Tbsp milk 60ml (1/4 cup) water 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar,...

Gateau Opera

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Gateau Opera Serves 6 85g caster sugar 3 eggs 3 eggwhites 100g almond meal 30g plain flour, sifted 1/4 tsp baking powder 150g dark chocolate, melted, cooled Butter Cream: 55g caster sugar 2 egg yolks 3 tsp instant coffee powder 140g unsalted...

Double-Decker Mud Cake

Photo by Jox Double-Decker Mud Cake 250g butter, chopped 150g white chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs, beaten lightly 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon sherry...

Black Forest Cupcakes (Thermomix)

Black Forest Cupcakes (Thermomix) Yields 24 cupcakes Cake: 50g rice 250g almonds or hazelnuts (or combo) 250g dark chocolate in pieces 1 tsp Gluten Free baking powder 150g butter (softened) 6 eggs 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 150g raw sugar Syrup: 170-200g syrup drained from tin or jar of cherries 1...

Macaron Cooking with Sares

Posted in Taste Forum – Bake Club 2011 – February Macarons All Photo’s and Instructions © by Sares Macaron Cooking with Sares Don’t worry – they aren’t as hard as you may think and everyone will think you’re a genius for making them! WARNING: If you don’t like following...

Lamington Pavlova

Recipe and Photo by Sares Lamington Pavlova 6 egg whites 2 1/4 cups sugar pinch salt 1 Tablespoon cornflour 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 300ml cream 200g dark chocolate 1 punnet strawberries, sliced in half 1 cup strawberry jam 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1....

Sacher Torte

Sacher Torte 100g dark chocolate, chopped coarsely 1 cup (250ml) water 125g butter, softened 1 1/4 cups (250g) firmly packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal 1/3 cup (110g) apricot jam, warmed, strained 50g dark chocolate,...

Choc Truffles

Choc Truffles Makes About 20 225g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into small pieces 175ml double cream Icing sugar, to dust Cocoa powder, sifted, to roll Place chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Place cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then immediately pour over chocolate. Mix until...

White Mud Cake

White Mud Cake 250g butter/margarine 250g white chocolate 200 ml water 1+1/2 cups castor sugar 1+3/4 cups plain flour 1 cup SR flour 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup of sour cream or thick dollop cream (optional) Icing: 125g butter/ margarine 125g white chocolate, melted 3/4...

Kingston Biscuits

Kingston Biscuits Dry: 1/2 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 cup plain flour 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut 2 teaspoons Dutch cocoa (sifted) Liquid: 100gm butter, melted 2 1/2 tbsp golden syrup 2 tbsp boiling water 1/2 tsp Bicarb soda Ganache: 50ml cream 125gm dark or mild...