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Weird and Wonderful Chocolate Treats

December 27, 2011

Unusual flavour combinations in sweets are becoming increasingly popular. Most chocolate manufacturers and retailers now do some variation on a salted caramel theme, for example (Hint: don’t try Disney ones unless you REALLY like salt – my mum and I had to throw them away during a recent visit to America, and we love...
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Zucchini Brownies

December 14, 2011

PrintZucchini Brownies Ingredients 2 cups zucchini, peeled and grated 2 cups sifted flour 1-1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup cooking oil 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts InstructionsMix zucchini, oil and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients. Mix well, but do not beat....
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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

December 14, 2011

PrintKatharine Hepburn's Brownies Ingredients2 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate 1 stick butter 2 lightly beaten eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 cup flourInstructionsMelt chocolate and butter in medium saucepan on low heat. Stir in eggs, sugar and vanilla Blend completely. Then, quickly stir in flour. Pour mix into a greased square baking...
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Homemade Drinking Chocolate

December 14, 2011

PrintHomemade Drinking Chocolate IngredientsAlso known as Homemade Liquid Neutronium... 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz or 350ml) 3 heaping tbs cocoa (I used Penzey's) 1/4 cup golden syrup (you could use light corn syrup) 3 oz or 100 gms Ghiradelli semisweet baking chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup or 60 ml heavy cream 1 tsp vanilla...
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Spiced Mocha Instant Mix

December 14, 2011

PrintSpiced Mocha Instant Mix Ingredients1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup dry nonfat instant milk 1/2 cup dry non-dairy creamer 1/2 cup baking cocoa (Hershey's is recommended) 3 tbsp. dry instant coffee 1/2 tsp. ground allspice 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon Dash of salt InstructionsCombine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend well. Store...
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