Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Think of this as the start of an idea. The final finished product will depend entirely on what unique bits and pieces you bring to the project and how many little hands get their fingers in the mix. Hot chocolate on a stick can be finished up for a child’s stocking in a cup with […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mummies or not

Ghouls and goblins, zombies and mummies! It is that time of  year and what better flavour to take to the chocolate dish than pumpkin and cheesecake, together? These little morsels can be finished off as a Thankgiving treat or made to look like all the crypts in the Valley of the Kings have been opened. […]

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Tiramisu Truffles

Tiramisu or “Pick-me-up” Cake is a recent addition to Italian cuisine, probably no earlier that 1968 or 1971 depending on the source. The original flavour components are espresso, ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese and cocoa powder but you will find many, many, many variations on the theme. Truffles are an easy way to make tempting treats with […]

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Chocolate Cheesecake and Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

This year I thought I would offer up family friendly Valentine treats. Nibblies that everyone can enjoy. Below are two recipes for a soft centered chocolate, one with added cream cheese and the other with a nut butter. The bonus is you don’t have to temper any chocolate unless you really want to. Cocoa beans […]

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Cascade Berry Creams and Apple Cider Perzipan Chocolates

Knowing that we had some chocoholics in the fall tea group I decided to add three options to the top layer of the fall tea tray. The port truffles can be found here and are an easy option for a luxurious chocolate treat that does not require tempering. The other two sweets on the plate […]

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Port Truffles

Truffles are a wonderful way to get a soft creamy chocolate without having to get out the marble and temper. Four ingredients and you are off to the races. I chose port for the fall tea because I have always considered it more of a cooler season item. Port is a fortified wine which means it […]

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Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem White Chocolate Bones

Bones are a part of shamanic practices. They are a symbol of the inner strengths and truths that reside within and they are thought of as living things, able to reanimate. Change and rebuilding is often shown through skeletal imagery, a kind of getting to the root of the issue before a new way of living can come into […]

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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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Earl of Raspberry Truffles

I know Halloween is around the corner and candy is available in not so mini mountains in every store but wouldn’t it be nice to have something grown-up and truly decadent as opposed to straight sugar? Aromatica, my favourite tea shop has a lovely Earl of Raspberry tea. It is an Earl Grey black tea with […]

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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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