All posts tagged: chocolate

Keeping your dog healthy

Many of us see our pets as part of our family and look to caring for them similarly.  Of course, dogs are different than people and have a number of potential threats to their health that we do not.  Keeping your pets healthy can be a real process. You want your dog to be comfortable

[Recipe] Turkish Delight Truffles

Add some finess to your after dinner tea with these delicious truffles. This recipe yields about 24 truffles. It is best to make them well in advance. Ingredients: 1/4 cup thickened Cream 400g Dark chocolate, chopped 110g chocolate-coated Turkish delight bars, finely chopped 50g White chocolate, chopped Method: Place half the dark chocolate and 1/4cup

[Recipe] Chocolate & Cherry Christmas Pudding

This delicious recipe is easy to make. It yields 10 -12 servings; takes 40 minutes to prepare, 2 and a half hours to cook and needs several hours to cool. It is best to make this recipe well in advance. Ingredients: For the pudding – 200g frozen dark sweet cherries defrosted (leave some extra to

[Recipe] Peanut Butter and Honeycomb Ice-cream

This delicious ice-cream recipe is easy to make. Please enjoy in moderation… This recipe yields 4 servings. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Vanilla ice-cream, softened 2 x 50g Crunchies (chocolate & honeycomb bars), chopped 1/4 cup crunchy Peanut butter 1 1/2 cups Chocolate ice-cream Method: Line a large muffin pan with plastic wrap. In a large

[Recipe] Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream

This delicious recipe is easy to make. You will need an ice cream maker. Ingredients: 1 1/2 tsp unflavoured Gelatin 1 tbsp Water 3 cups low-fat Milk, divided 3 large Egg yolks 395g Sweetened condensed milk 1 Vanilla pod 3/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or cocoa beans Method:

[Recipe] Delicious Chocolate Fudge Cake

This heavenly cake is rich, moist and glossy. Perfect to impress friends or even to enjoy with family. This recipe yields 12 big slices of cake. Ingredients: For the cake 200g Plain chocolate, chopped 200g Butter, cubed 100ml Water 125g Self-raising flour 125g Plain flour 25g Cocoa powder 200g Light muscovado sugar 200g Caster sugar

[Recipe] Have a White Christmas

Ingredients: 200g White chocolate 2 tbsp Brandy 300 ml Low- fat cream You can choose between coconut, flaked almonds or white chocolate sprinkles as a coating. Or you can use all of them. Method: Melt the white chocolate in a bain marie or double boiler. Remove from heat and mix in the brandy and cream.

Health benefits of chocolate

Indulging in chocolate has been around since 1900 B.C. Chocolate originated from Mesoamerica, where the Aztecs believed that the cocoa seed were a gift from the God of Wisdom. Warriors use to drink a cup of hot chocolate before a battle as chocolate was not only an aphrodisiac but could also give you immense power

[Recipe] Dairy free hot cocoa

Who doesn’t love a nice cup of hot chocolate? This recipe is super easy and takes about 5 minutes to make. Serves 1 Ingredients: 230g Dairy free Coconut milk 30g Dark chocolate, of your choosing 2 tbsp Cashew butter 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, grounded 1/4 tsp Cardamon, grounded 4 Dates, pitted For garnish you can use

[Recipe] Dairy free chocolate slice

Chocolate is a must have in any diet. Just always remember, quantity is key. The key to being slim and eating whatever you want is to keep an eye on your portions and never overdo it! Ingredients: 2 cups Plain flour 2 cups Sugar 3/4 cup Cocoa powder 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp salt