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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Another Chocolate recipe.... mmm

As it is Chocolate week this week I was asked by Diary of a (not so) single mum 
if I would like to send her a Chocolate recipe. I have so many favourites but as it is my husbands birthday this week I thought I would send in one of his favourites.

A trusted Delia Smith recipe  which I hope she doesn't mind me sharing that has been used over and over again! In fact my cookery book is looking a little worn and worse for wear.... so with no further ado here it is...

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

You will need :

9 slice, each 1/4 inch (5mm) thick, good quality white bread, 1 day old, taken from a large loaf
5 oz (150g) dark continental chocolate with 75% cocoa solids
( of course I will be using our Chocolatier's delicious Organic Fairtrade chocolate when I make this later in the week!)
15 floz (425ml) whipping cream
4 tablespoons dark rum
4 oz (110g) caster sugar
3 oz (75g) butter
A good pinch cinnamon
3 x size 1 eggs

Shallow ovenproof dish 7 x 9 inches (18x23cm) x 2 inches (5cm) deep

Double cream, well chilled to serve

I am going to shorten the instructions as this is a really easy recipe, infact I'm sure you could work it out for yourself but just incase you need a little help...

  • Cut off crusts and cut each slice into 4 triangles
  • Place chocolate, whipping cream, rum , sugar, butter and cinnamon in bowl over saucepan of barely simmering water. Don't let the bowl touch the water, then wait for it all to melt and dissolve.
  • Remove the bowl and stir well.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and then blend with the chocolate mixture
  • Spoon 1/2 inch (1cm) layer of the chocolate mixture into your dish then place 1/2 the bread triangles in overlapping rows.
  • Pour 1/2 the remainder of the mixture over the and then add the second 1/2 of the bread triangles and finish off with the remainder of the chocolate mixture.
The hard part now is once you have smelt that chocolate it is very tempting to cook the pudding straight away but you know what the best things come to those who wait....

  • Allow to cool then cover the pudding with cling film and place in the fridge for a minimum of 24 hours ideally 48 hours if you can wait that long!  
  • Turn the oven on to gas mark 4, 350 degrees (180 degrees C)
  • Remove clingfilm and bake in the oven on a high shelf for 30-35 minutes, the top should be crunchy and the inside soft and squidgey.
  • Leave it to stand for 10 minutes before serving with well chilled double cream
♥ D E L I C I O U S  ♥  E N J O Y ♥

Friday, 8 October 2010

Inspiring business mums conference

Well this has been a really busy week.

I met 3 wonderful ladies who put it all together for us Business Mums, Antonia Chitty, Nicky Chisholm and Suzanne Borrell who orgnaised the first Business Mums Conference in Brighton...

Just wish I had booked into a hotel and stayed over as those shops looked so inviting but the conference was too good to miss must add to to do list for next years conference!

What people said about The Business Mums Conference 2010:

"Inspiration, advice, networking, fun – the best conference I have attended!"

" A great day out, a sense of belonging to a community of like minded people, lots of ideas how to move forward."

" Thank you so much for such a well organised event, well worth the money and time to attend."

The day just whizzed by with some fantastic speakers and networking over a glass of fizz and the divine ChocChick truffles.

I am not usually a lover of plain chocolate but if you are and fancy making your own do check John Lewis Bluewater who are soon to be stocking their chocolate kits. Infact I hope to get some on board as we are off to a number of fairs soon and I am sure they would make popular Xmas presents... must add this to my list.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Purple Haze fabulous Wedding Favours

Earlier in the Summer we made up a wrapper design for one of our brides with purple font as she wanted to over foil our chocolate in purple. 

We sent out her order like this...

Our bride has just sent us this  fabulous picture of her chocolate bars taken on her special wedding day which she over foiled in purple to match their theme. 

We think they look gorgeous and would like to thank her for also adding a review to our  Freeindex listing which now lists us as No 1 for the Chocolate category!!!