Chocolate Icecream

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Icecream 450ml thickened cream 150g Nestle Plaistowe Couverture Deluxe Chocolate or one with min 60% cocoa, roughly chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 egg yolks 75g caster sugar Place the cream and chocolate into bowl over simmering water. Cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally...

Chocolate Ice-Cream

Chocolate Ice-Cream 1 1/4 cups cream 2 Tablespoons milk 1/3 cup icing sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 Tablespoons cocoa 3 Tablespoons boiling water Put the cream and milk in a bowl and whisk until just stiff. Stir in the icing sugar and vanilla. Pour the mixture into a...

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream 200g Bitter Chocolate Buttons (Or Shavings) 60g Butter 100ml Cream 50g Dough (Recipe Below) 4 Ripe Not Brown Bananas 1/2 Lemon 150g Pure Icing Sugar 1L Vanilla Ice Cream 1. Melt chocolate over double boiler or in microwave and stir in butter...

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice 2 x 200g packets malt biscuits 600ml carton thickened cream 395g can sweetened condensed milk 3 x 85g Cherry Ripe chocolate bars, chopped 1. Line a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper or plastic wrap. 2. Arrange a layer of biscuits on...

Deep Fried Ice-Cream with Chocolate Sauce

Deep Fried Ice-Cream with Chocolate Sauce 4 very large scoops vanilla ice-cream 4 eggs 2 cups panko plain flour 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped 250ml cream Put scoops of vanilla ice-cream on a tray and freeze until very hard. Break eggs into a medium mixing bowl and whisk with...

Chocolate Cream Slice

Chocolate Cream Slice 1 to 2pkts of Gollywog biscuits Icing sugar Chocolate or chocolate sprinkles 300mls fresh cream Vanilla essence Whip icing sugar, cream and vanilla to taste. Line the base of tray with biscuits. Spread with whip cream mix. Repeat 2 more times. Sprinkle top with grated chocolate...

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding Melted butter, extra, to grease 150g self-raising flour 30g unsweetened cocoa powder 100g brown sugar 125ml milk 60g butter, melted 1 egg, at room temperature Icing sugar, to sprinkle (optional) Ice-cream or cream, to serve Chocolate Sauce: 100g brown sugar 30g unsweetened...

Chocolate and Custard Torte

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate and Custard Torte 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 x 600ml ctn thickened cream 4 egg yolks 200g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 100ml thin cream 4 bought hot cross buns, thinly sliced vertically 2 Tbsp warm water 2...

Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 50g dark chocolate, chopped 50g butter, chopped 1/4 cup (60g) chocolate-hazelnut spread 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (30g) hazelnut meal 1/3 cup (70g) caster sugar 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar 1...

Violet Crumble Cheesecake Slice

Violet Crumble Cheesecake Slice Base: 2 cups (250g) plain uniced chocolate biscuit crumbs 125g butter, melted Filling: 2 x 250g packets cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons of gelatine 1 Tablespoon water 3 x 45g violet crumble bars broken up 1. Lightly...

Chocolate Banana Tart

Chocolate Banana Tart Serves: 8 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup cornflour 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 90g butter, chopped 1 egg 1-2 tablespoons cold water 250g CADBURY Milk Chocolate Baking Melts 1/2 cup cream 4 x 200g ripe bananas 1-2 tablespoon apricot jam, warmed,...

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake Serves: 4 1 stick unsalted butter (112g) 6 oz (180g) good quality dark chocolate 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons plain flour Preheat the oven to 200ºC (fan forced). Butter and lightly flour four 6-oz. ramekins. Tap out the...

White Chocolate Cheesecake

Photo by Kelli White Chocolate Cheesecake Base: 100g white chocolate, chopped 1 1/4 cups rice bubbles Filling: 250g white chocolate, chopped 500g cream cheese 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup thickened cream 1 tsp vanilla essence Base: # Microwave the chocolate on high for 2 minutes stirring every 30...

Chocolate Bombe Alaska

Photo by Jean Misko Chocolate Bombe Alaska Serves 4 400g chocolate sponge roll 75g dark chocolate, finely chopped 3 eggwhites 1 cup caster sugar chocolate icecream 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut 4 x 2cm-thick slices of sponge roll. Place onto...

Chocolate Ginger Tart

Chocolate Ginger Tart Serves 6-8 300ml pouring cream 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 55g (1/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar 250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped 60g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks 150g crystallized ginger, chopped Dutch-processed cocoa powder, to dust Thickened...

Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie Serves 10 250g packet chocolate chip cookies (see note) 2 Tablespoons unsalted peanuts 50g butter, melted 1 litre chocolate ice-cream, softened 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (Chocolate fudge sauce) 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup pure cream 20g butter 1. Preheat...

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce 175g plain chocolate, chopped 250ml milk 1 teaspoon coffee granules 50g soft brown sugar Place all the ingredients in a small pan and heat gently until melted. Stir well and simmer. uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with vanilla, coffee or chocolate ice...

Chocolate-Flecked Frozen Christmas Pudding

Chocolate-Flecked Frozen Christmas Pudding Serves 12 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup currants 1/2 cup chopped raisins 1/4 cup finely chopped dessert figs 1/4 cup brandy 1 piece glace apricot, chopped 1 piece glace pineapple, chopped 1 piece glace pear, chopped 1 piece glace peach, chopped 1/2 cup glace cherries,...

Iced Christmas Pudding

Iced Christmas Pudding 1/2 cup each sultanas, currants and chopped raisins 1/4 cup each chopped glace cherries, glace pineapple and mixed peel 1/4 cup brandy 1L softened vanilla ice-cream 1/2 cup cream 1/2 cup toasted, flaked almonds 1/4 cup chocolate bits Strawberry sauce and strawberries to decorate (optional) 1....

Caramel Parfait Glace with Salted Peanut Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse

Caramel Parfait Glace with Salted Peanut Caramel and Milk Chocolate Mousse Caramel Mousse: 500ml thickened cream 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped 135g liquid glucose 190g caster sugar 50g unsalted butter, cold 6 leaves gold leaf gelatine, soaked in cold water, drained 160g egg yolks Chantilly Cream: 250ml thickened...

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 and Port Fruitcake

Photo by Kelli Chocolate and Port Fruitcake 375g currants 375g raisins 340g pitted prunes 1 cup port 250g unsalted butter, chopped 1 Tbsp vanilla essence 1 cup dark brown sugar 4 eggs finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 1/3 cup treacle 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2...

White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake

Photo by Kelli White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake 1 x 340g pkt White Wings Golden Buttercake 2 eggs 60g (3 Tbsp) margarine spread or soft butter 190ml (3/4 cups) milk 125g raspberries (fresh or frozen) 150g coarsely grated white chocolate icing sugar for dusting extra raspberries for decoration #...

Chocolate Caramel Tart

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chocolate Caramel Tart Serves 6 395g can sweetened condensed milk 250g block Careme dark chocolate shortcrust pastry (or 1 large sheet regular shortcrust pastry) 225g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 eggs 150ml thickened cream, plus extra whipped cream to serve (optional)...

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 Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake 350g dark chocolate pieces 225g butter 600ml water 3 eggs 400g castor sugar 400g self raising flour # Grease and line a 23cm/9″ round cake tin. Preheat oven to 170C/325F. # In a saucepan over low heat, heat chocolate, butter and water. Stir frequently until melted...

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...

Mega Chocolate Fudge Cake

Mega Chocolate Fudge Cake Serves 8 This cake is best made using a food processor, as you can simply add everything and blitz it up together, but you can easily make it by hand if you buy ground almonds and grate the chocolate into the mix. 200g good-quality dark...

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge 395g condensed milk 150ml milk 450g brown sugar 100g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp liquid glucose 125g dark cooking chocolate cooking oil spray 50g white chocolate 1. Put both milks, the sugar, butter and glucose into a heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to the boil, turn the heat down and...

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake 2 tsp gelatine 1/4 cup water 1 pkt plain sweet biscuits (crumbed) 120g butter melted 250g pkt cream cheese 1/3 cup icing sugar 600mls whipping cream 150g dark choc melted 2 Tbsp hazelnut spread (Nutella) 1 Tbsp Cointreau 2 tsp grated orange rind orange colouring Add...

Foolproof Chocolate Caramel Slice

Foolproof Chocolate Caramel Slice Makes 18 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 125g butter, melted Caramel Filling: 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tablespoons golden syrup 50g butter, chopped Chocolate Topping: 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup pouring cream 1. Preheat oven...

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...

Simply The Best Chocolate Brownie

Simply The Best Chocolate Brownie Serves 12 2 ounces (56 g.) plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 1/2 ounces (42 g.) plus 1 teaspoon plain flour 1 ounce (28 g.) cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 salt 3 ounces (85 g.) unsweetened chocolate, broken into 1/2-ounce (14 g.)...

Chocolate Cinnamon and Pear Tart

Chocolate Cinnamon and Pear Tart Pastry: 50g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 100g plain flour 25g cocoa 50g caster sugar 1 egg Filling: 2 pears, fresh or canned Icing sugar for dusting 100g dark chocolate, melted 2 eggs, separated 300g mascarpone 100g caster sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon...

Iced Hazelnut Mocha

Iced Hazelnut Mocha Serves 2 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream 2 scoops chocolate ice-cream 250ml (1 cup) fresh hazelnut coffee, chilled for 30 minutes milk, to serve nutmeg, to serve Place 1 scoop of each ice-cream into each short glass. Pour over chilled coffee, then a dash of milk. Sprinkle...

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice 1 cup coconut 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup brown sugar 125g butter, melted 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1/2 cup cream 30g butter, extra 1/2 cup chopped nuts (any kind – unsalted) 100g chocolate milk melts, melted Preheat oven to...

Chocolate Mousse

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Mousse 125g dark chocolate 4 eggs, separated 1 Tbsp brandy 1 cup cream Chop chocolate roughly, put into top of double saucepan, stir over hot water until melted. Remove from heat, cool slightly, gradually add brandy and egg yolks. Beat until mixture is smooth...

Custard Ice-Cream

Custard Ice-Cream 2 cups vanilla custard 300ml double cream 395g condensed milk 2 Tbsp vanilla extract Chocolate Sauce: 125g milk chocolate 1 cup thickened cream 1 cup caster sugar Mix together custard, cream, condensed milk and vanilla. Freeze in an airtight container overnight or until firm. Transfer into a...

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies Makes 16 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3/4 cup cocoa 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil 200g thick reduced fat vanilla yoghurt 120g apple puree 200g...

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce 200g condensed milk 100g peanut butter 100g chocolate Melt while stirring. Pour over ice-cream....

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...

Make-Ahead Chocolate Cheesecake Loaf

Make-Ahead Chocolate Cheesecake Loaf 375g cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup sour cream 2 x 50g bars violet crumble, crushed 250g pkt sponge finger biscuits 3/4 cup mango nectar 200g good quality dark chocolate, broken into squares 100ml thickened cream chocolate for...

White Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

White Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding Serves 4-5 half a French stick, finely sliced 50g butter, at room temperature 100g white chocolate, chopped 4 egg yolks 50g caster sugar, plus 3 extra for caramelising 150ml double cream 300ml milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1. Spread the slices of the...

Fat Free Chocolate Mud Cake

Fat Free Chocolate Mud Cake 2 1/2 cups self raising flour 2 cups castor flour 1 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 25 prunes (pitted) 1 cup tinned or cooked apple 2 cups skim milk 3 egg whites 1. Sift dry ingredients together. 2. Beat egg whites until firm....

Lamington Cheesecake Slice

Lamington Cheesecake Slice Serves 10 18 lamington fingers 1/4 cup moist shredded coconut Filling: 240g block white eating chocolate, chopped 300ml tub thickened cream 1 teaspoon gelatine 2 teaspoons cold water 250g tub mascarpone cheese 125g packet cream cheese 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Topping: 250g...

Rocky Road Ice-Cream Muffins

Rocky Road Ice-Cream Muffins Serves 4 4 chocolate chip muffins 1 cup mini marshmallows 4 scoops vanilla ice-cream 1/2 cup chocolate fudge sauce 1. Cut a shallow cone shape out of the top of each muffin, leaving a 1cm border around edges. 2. Place 1 muffin onto a microwave-safe...

Peppermint Slice

Peppermint Slice Base: 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup brown sugar 180g melted butter Filling: 60g Copha (vegetable shortening) 2 1/2 cups icing sugar 1 tsp peppermint essence 2 Tbsp cream 1 Tbsp milk Topping: 185g dark chocolate 30g Copha Preheat oven to 180c....

Fruit and Nut Ice-Cream Cake

Fruit and Nut Ice-Cream Cake Serves 8 375g Sunbeam Mixed Dried Fruit 3/4 cup hot strong coffee 400g packet chocolate sponge roll 2 litres good-quality vanilla ice-cream 3/4 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped drinking chocolate, to serve 1. Heat coffee and fruit in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring,...

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding 2 1/2 cups milk 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp cocoa mixed with 2 Tbsp warm water 1 Tbsp brown sugar 4 eggs, beaten 8 slices crustless bread 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp currants # Combine milk, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa/water...

Ice Cream

Ice Cream 4 eggs, separated 3/4 cup icing mixture, sifted 300ml thickened cream 1. Whisk the cream until it forms soft peaks; whisk the egg yolks until well blended mix through the cream set aside in the freezer in a container. 2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff then...

Chocolate Ripple Cake

Chocolate Ripple Cake 300ml cream 1 tsp castor sugar Vanilla essence 1 pack Arnott’s Chocolate Ripple Biscuits Crushed nuts, grated chocolate or seasonal berries to decorate 1. Add sugar and a drop of vanilla essence to the cream and whip until very stiff. 2. Join biscuits together by standing...

Chocolate and Orange Pizza with Vanilla Mascarpone

Chocolate and Orange Pizza with Vanilla Mascarpone Pizza Dough Topping: 1/2 cup of milk chocolate buttons 1/2 cup of white chocolate buttons 1 orange 150g castor sugar 1 cinnamon quill 1 star anise 1 vanilla pod 100g mascarpone 100ml cream 1. Mix the mascarpone with the vanilla and cream...

Raspberry, White Chocolate and Macaroon Pizza

Raspberry, White Chocolate and Macaroon Pizza Serves 6 1 quantity basic pizza dough 1/3 cup raspberry jam 70g almond macaroons 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2/3 cup white choc bits vanilla ice-cream or thickened cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a large flat baking tray. Follow steps...

Chocolate and Banana Pizza

Chocolate and Banana Pizza 120g pizza dough 1/2 large banana, sliced 4-5 chocolate truffles vanilla ice-cream and icing sugar, to serve 1. Roll out pizza dough onto an 8-inch round tray. 2. Scatter banana and chocolate evenly over the pizza dough. 3. Preheat oven to its highest temperature, cook...

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti 5 tablespoons margarine 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 3/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon bi-carb soda 1/2 cup toasted whole almonds 50g cooking chocolate, chopped Preheat oven to 180C. Cream margarine and sugar, add the...

Baked Whole Pears Stuffed with Almonds, Orange and Chocolate

Baked Whole Pears Stuffed with Almonds, Orange and Chocolate Throw the following into a food processor until it looks like a crunchy peanut butter: 40g blanched almonds 70g butter 50g sugar zest and juice of 1-2 oranges seeds from 1 vanilla pod or splash of vanilla essence generous splash...

Chocolate Eclairs

Chocolate Éclairs Serves Approx 3 dozen Éclairs: 2/3 cup butter 2 cups water 3/4 cup SR flour 3/4 cup plain flour 5 eggs Cream filling: 200ml cup pure cream 300ml bottled cream 2 dessert spoons icing sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Icing: 2 cups icing sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 50...

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies 1 cup caster sugar 1 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 egg 200g chopped milk chocolate 1/4 cup pure cream 1. Preheat the oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease and line an oven tray. 2. Combine the sugar, peanut butter and egg in a medium bowl;...

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice Makes: 10 pieces 250g plain chocolate biscuits, crushed 90g butter, melted 3 tsp gelatine 2 Tbsp hot water 250g cream cheese 395g can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup cream, whipped 125g Dark Melts, melted 1. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter, press firmly...

Chocolate and Espresso Baby Cakes

Chocolate and Espresso Baby Cakes 8-10 croissants (stale) 200g dark chocolate, grated 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed 4 eggs pinch salt 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup cream 100ml strong espresso coffee (ready brewed) 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur 2 tablespoons caster sugar butter for greasing...

Chocolate Log

Chocolate Log 1 packet Weston’s chocolate cookies 2 cups milk sherry whipped cream grated dark chocolate glace cherries Pour the milk and sherry into a shallow bowl (use as much sherry as you like!). Soak each biscuit in this mixture to the slow count of 3. Put the biscuits...

Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake 125g soft vegan margarine (i.e. Nuttlex) 1 cup castor sugar 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla essence or extract 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa 1/2 cup hot water 2 teaspoons (10ml) fresh lemon juice 1 cup soy or rice milk 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder...

Chocolate Easter Crackles

Chocolate Easter Crackles 200g Mars bars, chopped 2 Tbsp thin cream 2 tsp cocoa powder, sifted 3 cups Rice Bubbles 20 small Easter eggs, to decorate Place the Mars bars, thin cream and cocoa in a heatproof bowl over simmering water (get an adult to help), making sure bowl...

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie

Photo by barbieclone Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie Base: 185g butter melted 1/4 cup cocoa powder sifted 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1 cup plain flour sifted Cheesecake: 285g cream cheese softened 1/3 cup caster sugar 2 eggs icing sugar for dusting Preheat the oven to 160’C. Place the butter,...

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake 6 Tbsp butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups Self-Raising Flour 1/2 tsp bicarb soda 2 Tbsp cocoa 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup boiling water 1. Beat butter and sugar to a cream. 2. Add lightly beaten egg and vanilla. Beat...

Chocolate Fudge Puddings

Chocolate Fudge Puddings 1 1/2 cups cake crumbs 3/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 200 g Cooking Chocolate, melted 3 eggs, separated 1/4 cup plain flour 2 Tbsp Marsala icing sugar 1. Preheat oven to 180C. 2. Combine cake crumbs, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Cooking Chocolate, egg yolks, flour and Marsala....

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Crust: 4 sachets jarrah chocolate 1 and 1/2 (150g) toasted muesli 125g slivered almonds, toasted 2 tbsp pure honey 1/4 cup orange juice Filling: 10g Gelatine 1/4 cup boiling water 1 cup Nestle Carnation, evaporated mild, light and creamy, chilled well 2 x 250g Light Philadelphia,...

White Ice-Cream Christmas Cake

White Ice-Cream Christmas Cake 1 Tub Peters Extra Creamy Ice Cream 1 Peppermint Crisp 1 Crunchie 1 Cherry Ripe 1. Grate Chocolate Bars. 2. Mix through tub of Ice cream. 3. Place all of the above in freezer proof bowl. 4. Put in freezer until ready to serve. 5....

Chocolate Mint Squares

Chocolate Mint Squares 1 cup sugar 150ml can evaporated milk 2 teaspoons liquid glucose 15g (1/2oz) butter 100g packet white marshmallows 250g (8oz) dark chocolate 125g (4oz) dark chocolate, extra oil of peppermint or peppermint essence (see note) 1. Combine sugar, milk, glucose and butter in a medium-sized heavy-based...

Chocolate Croissant Puddings

Chocolate Croissant Puddings Serves 6 2 frozen croissants, thawed 1/2 x 200g block dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 4 eggs 2 cups milk 1/2 cup caster sugar Strawberries, to decorate Hot Chocolate Sauce: 200g block dark cooking chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup cream 1. Grease 6 ovenproof dishes (3/4 cup...

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding Serves: 4 100g unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 1 cup self raising flour 2 tablespoons cocoa 1/2 cup caster sugar Topping: 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 cups boiling water 1. In a mixing bowl, combine butter, milk and...

Chocolate Fudge Pudding

Chocolate Fudge Pudding Serves 4 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups boiling water 2 teaspoons butter, softened pure icing sugar and double cream or ice-cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an...

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Fudge Sauce Makes 1 1/2 cups 300ml cream 1 vanilla bean, split 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped or grated 1 cup chopped white marshmallows Waffles, to serve Ice-cream, to serve 1. Put the cream and vanilla bean in a medium heavy-based pan, bring slowly to the boil then...

Chocolate-Lime Cheesecake

Chocolate-Lime Cheesecake 7 oz (200g) chocolate wafer cookies 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter 26 oz (750g) cream cheese 1 cup sugar 4 whole eggs 2 yolks juice of 4 small limes (approx 3/4 cup) 8-inch (20-21cm) springform cake pan Aluminum foil Place a large overlapping piece of foil over...

Dark Chocolate Torte

Dark Chocolate Torte Serves 10 20g dark chocolate Melted butter, for greasing 450g dark chocolate bits 125g butter, chopped 1/3 cup espresso coffee 100ml brandy 5 free-range eggs, separated 3/4 cup plain flour Pinch of salt 250g caster sugar Dark cocoa or icing sugar, for dusting (optional) Double cream,...

Snickers Chocolate Bar Pizza

Snickers Chocolate Bar Pizza Roll out your pizza base, and then brush over it with butter and sprinkle with a little bit of icing sugar. Pop it in a hot oven just for a few minutes while you chop 3 snickers bars finely. Take your base out of the...

Chewy Chocolate Weetbix Slice

Chewy Chocolate Weetbix Slice 1 cup brown sugar 125g unsalted butter, melted 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, optional 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 cup crushed weetbix (about 4-5) Topping: 250g cooking chocolate 2 tablespoons cream 1. Preheat...

Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake

Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake Serves 8-10 250g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 150g unsalted butter, chopped 160g (2/3 cup) caster sugar 125g ground almonds 5 eggs, separated Icing sugar, to dust Ice-cream or thick cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (conventional). Grease a 23cm springform tin with...

Chocolate Self-Saucing Puddings

Chocolate Self-Saucing Puddings Serves 4 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour 30g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder, plus extra to dust 160g (2/3 cup) caster sugar 2 eggs 160ml (2/3 cup) milk 75g unsalted butter, melted Ice-cream, to serve Chocolate Sauce: 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder...

Chocolate Samosas

Chocolate Samosas Makes 12 1 egg yolk 12 wonton wrappers 125g milk chocolate, finely chopped 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped 2 sugar bananas, sliced 2 cups vegetable oil Icing sugar, to dust Double cream, to serve 1. Whisk egg yolk with 2 tablespoons water. Set aside. 2. Lay...

Muddy Chocolate Cakes

Muddy Chocolate Cakes 150 grams cooking chocolate 185g butter, chopped 1 and 1/3 cups brown sugar 1/3 cup Self-Raising flour, sifted 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted 1/4 cup baking cocoa, sifted 3 eggs 1. Preheat oven to 160’C. Place chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stir...

Ricotta Flatcakes with Honeycomb Cream

Ricotta Flatcakes with Honeycomb Cream Makes 18 Flatcakes 150g (1 cup) wholemeal flour 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground ginger 55g (1 cup) flaked coconut, toasted 4 eggs, separated 350g ricotta cheese 310m1 (1 1/4 cups) milk 250g mascarpone cheese 2 tablespoons icing sugar...

Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Tart Serves 8-10 Shortcrust Pastry: 150g (1 cup) plain flour 2 tablespoons icing sugar 2 tablespoons cornflour 100g chilled butter, grated 1 egg yolk Filling: 300g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces 100m1 thickened cream, plus extra to serve 100g butter, chopped 3 eggs 150g caster sugar 1....

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...

White Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake Makes 1 x 20cm cheesecake Base: 1 packet granita biscuits 100 g butter, melted Filling: 500g cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 3 tsp gelatine, dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water 1 cup cream, slightly whipped 250g white chocolate, melted Sauce: 1 cup cream 250g...

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice Biscuit base: 250g packet shortbread biscuits, crushed 60g butter, melted Filling: 100g dark chocolate, chopped packet cream cheese 1/2 castor sugar 3 eggs 3/4 cup thickened cream 2 tablespoons Tia Maria or Kahlua 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted 1/2 cup chopped pecan nuts Biscuit base: Combine...

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Caramel Slice

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Caramel Slice Base: 200g plain sweet biscuits, crushed 1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder 160g unsalted butter, melted 250g (2 cups) roasted and chopped hazelnuts Filling: 2 x 400g cans condensed milk 4 tablespoons maple syrup 120g butter Topping: 300g dark chocolate melts 1/2 cup single cream...

Chocolate Heaven

Chocolate Heaven 1 x 250g packet Milk Coffee biscuits 1 x 200g block milk chocolate, melted 1 x 300ml carton thickened cream icing sugar and cocoa powder to decorate 1. Lightly grease and line a 19cm x 29cm rectangular slice pan 2. Process biscuits until finely crushed. Transfer to...

Chocolate Pecan Brownies with Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Pecan Brownies with Chocolate Sauce Don’t over mix or overcook these brownies or they’ll become too cake like, and dry. They’re supposed to be moist and gooey inside, so you can’t test them for doneness with a toothpick. Instead, keep an eye on them while they’re baking: they...

Chocolate Slice

Chocolate Slice 6 crushed Weet-Bix (or equivalent in rice bubbles, cornflakes or other cereal) 1 cup sugar 1 cup coconut 2 cups self raising flour 250g butter (melted) 2 tablespoons cocoa 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Icing: After dinner mints (melted) or chocolate and peppermint essence (melted) Icing sugar Cream Preheat...

Coconut and Caramel Slice

Coconut and Caramel Slice 85g softened butter 1/3 cup castor sugar 2 large eggs 2/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Caramel Layer: 365g softened unsalted butter 150g golden syrup 500g sweetened condensed milk Topping: 80g bittersweet chocolate unsalted butter Preheat oven to 160`C...

Honey Comb Cheesecake Slice

Honey Comb Cheesecake Slice 2 cups plain chocolate biscuit crumbs 4 oz melted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2/cup sour cream 2 tsp Gelatine 1 tbsp water 2 Violet Crumble bars (brake in small bits) 2 x 8oz pkts cream cheese, softened Lightly grease 8″ x 12″ shallow pan,...

Raspberry-Cream Sandwich Cookies

Raspberry-Cream Sandwich Cookies 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 vanilla bean, halved lenghwise, seeds scraped and reserved 6 ounces...

Rich Chocolate Biscuits

Rich Chocolate Biscuits 300g plain flour, sieved 100g caster sugar 200 softened butter 1 heaped teaspoon cocoa, sieved # Grease 2 large biscuit baking trays. # Pre-heat oven to 180`c. # Cream the butter and sugar all together in a bowl. # Add the flour and cocoa and mix....

Simple Chocolate Slice

Simple Chocolate Slice Makes: 36 squares 200g unsalted butter 1/3 cup golden syrup 1/4 cup cream 1/2 cup sifted cocoa 200g packet Scotch Finger biscuits Grease and line a 20cm square slice tin. Place butter, golden syrup, cream and cocoa in a medium sized saucepan. Cook, stirring, until butter...

Tropical Slice

Tropical Slice 200g coconut-flavoured biscuits crushed 100g butter, melted 60g white melts, melted star fruit slices to decorate Filling: 1 tablespoon gelatine 2 tablespoons water 1 x 200g tub tropical flavoured yoghurt 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 2 passionfruit 1/4 cup maple syrup 3/4 cup cream, whipped 1. Grease...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thick Shake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thick Shake 1/4 cup milk 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup 2 Tablespoons peanut butter Blend for one minute. You can try almond butter in place of peanut butter and chocolate chips in place of chocolate syrup. Serves 2....

Homemade Irish Cream

Homemade Irish Cream 1 bottle Irish whiskey 8-3/4 ounces milk chocolate 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk 2-1/2 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules Pour a small amount of whiskey into a large bowl. In the top of a...

White Chocolate and Marscapone Dip

White Chocolate and Marscapone Dip 200g white chocolate 150ml cream 2 tablespoons liqueur of choice 250g mascarpone fruit for dipping, chopped coarsely: honey dew watermelon rockmelon strawberries banana Combine chocolate and cream together in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in liqueur. Cool to room...