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How to make Mojito Truffles.
You will need:
110g Chocolate – spend money here – the better the chocolate the better the truffles will be. Read the ingredients at the back and look for a slab with a high percentage of cocoa solids rather than a chemical blend of sugar and vegetable oil.
5Tablespoons of butter
170g icing sugar (sift it before you set it aside)
100ml ground almonds
2 egg yolks – the lethicin found in egg yolk is a binding agent that holds the truffle together.
25ml Bacardi Rum - (you can substitute for 25ml of another liquid if you avoid alchohol)
a drop or two of peppermint essence (again you could substitute)
a pinch of vanilla seeds
candied lime peel (zest the green part of the lime, roll in egg white then castor sugar then bake with a fan/oven door open on the… [ Read more ]
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Vanletines Day is… tomorrow – and for those of you who didn’t buy one of the awesome things featured in my 2012 Valentine’s Gift Guide I thought I would give you some alternative and DIY ideas.
- Indulge your inner chef. Show your man or your lady that your culinary skills extend beyond an egg on toast – or if you are truly useless in the kitchen you can get sushi or your favorite take-aways and have a candlelit picnic on a blanket in your lounge watching your favorite/romantic movies.
- Picnics deserve a second mention. Granted, the mountain might be a little crowded with enthusiastic moonlight picnickers on V-day, but if you can find a secluded spot your picnic is likely to be more romantic than an overpriced meal in a room full of couples trying to buy romance.