Kraken au Chocolat

Monsters are part of the fun at Hallowe’en. Potentially scary things have always been a big part of the evening. Fright nights, scary movies, zombie hordes and other delights to get the heart racing. The biggest mythical monster is the Kraken, a humongous octopus that used its tentacles to drag ships underwater so it could […]

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Marzipan Carrots

Marzipan modelling have a long history in all many parts of the world. There are even museums to the art of decorative marzipan. Szabo Marzipan Museum in Budapest is just one. Take a peak at the video and I promise we are not doing anything as complicated. Fruits and figurines, cities and celebrities have all […]

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Caramel Apples Bites, coated in chocolate

Caramel apples are so much a part of this time of the year but sometimes they are just too much. This smaller version is made from fresh juicy apple pieces wrapped in sweet gooey caramel, dipped in luxurious dark chocolate and sprinkled with roasted walnuts pieces. Mouth watering yet? Best enjoyed on the day made. […]

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Raspberry Lemonade Honey Marshmallows

A traditional confectionary recipe for marshmallows includes egg whites and corn syrup. Some recipes omit the egg whites and up the corn syrup content. This one does not have either. It is honey, raspberry puree and lemon juice with some gelatin to bind it all together. Honey, lemon and raspberry all hold attributes related to […]

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Five Spice & Cayenne Candied Nuts

This post is the start of a fall high tea I am doing for a friend I have known 96.6% of my life. There will be six people attending so I really only need half of what I am making here. Feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed. This is the menu […]

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Spiced Apple Cider Vinegar Caramel Apples

Ah, the apple, symbol of almost everything. From the consequences of the temptation of Adam to the jealousies of Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that sparked the Trojan War. From the Isle of Avalon that holds the Once and Future King while he rests to IĆ°unn, a Norse Goddess, who cares for the apples which give […]

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Salted Caramel Broom/Quidditch Sticks

I promised I would share the three easy steps to making these a couple of weeks ago. Silly me assumed there would be caramels squares available this time of the year. Apples to dip, Hallowe’en around the corner… seemed reasonable to me. That however was not the case and yesterday they were finally back in […]

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Play time with Candied Orange Peel

So now that there are lovely jars of orange slices mellowing in a simple sauce of cardamon, cinnamon and rosewater, I am left with a full chopping board of the peels. Yes, I could compost them but not all and not quite yet. I have chocolate classes coming up and hot cross buns are around […]

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Cranberry Almond Caramel Crunch

About fifteen years ago the original recipe, called Almond Roca, came my way and I wish I could remember who it came from as then I would know who to tell the next time I am once again asked to NEVER make it again. I added dried cranberries and chocolate drizzle to the original recipe […]

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Crunchy Chocolate Spiders

As I write this the full moon of October shines overhead, time to take a breather and explore my willingness to release things no longer needed. May you find time to do the same. This one is for the kids. In this day and age it is generally not advisable to give out handmade treats […]

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