The recipe for making chocolatey gifts | Baking the seasons 

… made it from the recipe in the book). By toasting stale rye breadcrumbs, you get a crunch in the middle of these chocolate pieces that is completely addictive. Always start with good quality chocolate, as it is the star in both these recipes. For the Earl Grey truffles, I have chosen one of my favourite combinations for a ganache-based truffle, but the truth is you could steep almost anything in cream to make your own bespoke treats. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, …

Meet the women using coffee to answer all your beauty needs

… women are looking to change the negative connotations associated with everyone’s favourite jitter-maker – in a topical sense at least. “Coffee is good for the skin for three reasons,” says Bree Johnson, co-founder of Frank Body. “First of all, it’s full of antioxidants which are great for targeting free radicals, second of all it has the the same pH as your skin so it won’t dry it out, and finally, it helps stimulate blood flow which is good for collagen production and for helping …

Lumley Castle to serve up tea party marking Alice in Wonderland anniversary

By Sam Wonfor | August 28, 2015 Lumley Castle Don’t be late for a very important date as Lumley Castle serves up a tea party in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s perennial childhood favourite, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Chester-le-Street venue in County Durham will be holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on September 13 – its second Alice-themed food event. Afternoon tea will be …

Coco Bó: 7 incredible create-your-own chocolate bar combos you HAVE to try – Irish Mirror Online

… enjoy. Just check off your favourite kind of chocolate and whatever toppings you’d like – up to three per bar – and the folks at Coco Bó will take care of the rest. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Coco Bó: 7 incredible create-your-own chocolate bar combos you HAVE to try – Irish Mirror Online …

Beetroot and chocolate cake Recipe | Good Food

By Frank Carmorra | August 22, 2015 Frank Camorra’s beet-licious chocolate cake. Photo: Marcel Aucar Give your next culinary occasion a splash of colour with the sweet, earthy and bright beetroot – one of my favourite vegetables.The grated beetroot in this chocolate cake makes it very moist and complements the bitterness of the cocoa. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on the link below: …