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Thanksgiving Chocolate and Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate-Pumpkin-PIeA delicious way to bring chocolate into your thanksgiving this year – (tho’ obviously true chocoholics need no help!!)

Ingredients

Pie Crust

1 1/4 cups plain flour (or all purpose)

pinch of salt

pinch sugar

1/2 cup butter cold and chopped into small squares

cold water

Filing

10oz dark chocolate callets

12 oz Can Evaporated Milk

2oz butter

14oz can pumpkin

4ox brown sugar

3 eggs

1tbsp cornstarch

1tsp ground cinnamon

1tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

pinch of salt

1tsp vanilla extract

Make your pie crust.

Add all ingredients to a mixer, (except the water) and whizz until most of the butter is worke in. Then add a couple of teasp of water until the pastry binds together. Flatten into a disc, wrap with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 425F

Roll out pastry an place it in a sprayed pie dish. Place some parchment paper with pie weights (or rice) over the pastry and blind bake.fr 15-20 minutes till the pastry has started to firm and turn light brown.

Make Filling

Reduce to temperature to 350F

Melt the chocolate and butter over a double boiler

Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in the chocolate and egg mixture and pour into the pie crust . Bake for about 45 minutes until the filling has set.

Allow to cool.

Serve with whipped cream,

Now tell me what you are thankful for!!

 

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FACT or FIB – is chocolate good for you?

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Stimulaton?

FIB ( just!) yes it has caffeine and theobromine in, which can have an effect on fatigue and concentration – but the levels in chocolate are so low that they won’t make any difference

Well Being?

FACT! The endorphins released from eating chocolate can increase feelings of optimism. This is probably why you can manage to talk yourself into eating the whole bar ( and perhaps even another!) and believing it will have no affect on your diet!

Included in the healings food pyramid

FACT!  Having found out it is in the healing food pyramid you may want to skip this next line… Recommended serving are 1 oz a day and it should be dark chocolate

Causes acne

FIB! Yay . The Pensylvannia school of medicine and the U.S. Naval Academy have concluded that chocolate does now cause acne – heredity, stress and overall diet is to be blamed for the pesky skin condition

Can kill dogs

FACT! More chocolate for you – less for Fido. The theobromine in chocolate can poison the pooch – it really is a dogs life- fleas AND no chocolate!! Humans can metabolise the theobromine a lot easier than dogs ( thank goodness) and can eat about 22 lbs before it kills you! ( please don’t try this out at home!)

Is addictive

FIB! There is no physical addiction component to chocolate. It’s will power and if you don’t have will power then it’s just not your fault!!

chocolate quite clearly is good for you! Go forth and eat and enjoy!!

Divas Guide To Dinner Parties !!

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The fun and amusing guide to cooking and hosting your own dinner party. With 12 different dinner parties, there is one for each month of the year and each comes with recipes, how-tos, timetables and humor to keep you smiling as you prepare! This essential guide to entertaining includes a gastronomic buffet for 20, a Superbowl (or other suitable sporting event) gourmet spread to wow your bloke and his mates and even a dinner party that you can rustle up in 45 minutes. It’s all there with a concise timeline for each one, a shopping list (even comes with a handy hint of what you should be buying for yourself as well as the food!) plus additional helpful comments from the panel of experts like Cost Cutting Cathy and Barman Bill. Whether you are a diva in the kitchen or your skills are more specialised elsewhere this guide will inspire and keep you giggling as you prepare your fare as any diva should!

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A HEALTHY 5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE CUP CAKE RECIPE

Brilliant for kids parties and even lunch boxes.
Brilliant for you for guilt free (ish) snacking
Brilliant all round!!!

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup coconut flour
2tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt

4 eggs whisked
1/4 cup warmed honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/4 cup warmed coconut oil

Preheat oven to 160 C.
Mix the first 7 ingredients together in a bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth
ladle into lined cup cake tins and bake for about 20-25 minutes

Eat with a free conscience and enjoy!

 

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Divas Guide To Dinner Parties: A Deliciously Decadent Guide To Your Perfect Dinner Party

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Nutella B52 Love Snacks

These are downright delicious, easy to make ( and so easy to eat off a masculine chest!!)

Ingredients
1 punnet of raspberries
1 tbsp Nutella
3 tbsp crushed hazelnuts
8oz dark chocolate

Method
Wash raspberries
Warm Nutella in microwave for 30 seconds
Using a kids medicine syringe ‘inject’ warmed Nutella into centre of raspberries. Place in refrigerator for about 30 mins.
Melt chocolate over a double boiler.
Spread 1 tbsp crushed hazelnuts on baking paper.
Using a fork, Dip raspberries in melted chocolate, tap fork to release chocolate drips and then place I. Crushed hazelnuts. Sprinkle a few more hazelnuts over and repeat!!

How many raspberries can you balance on your partners chest without any falling off?!!!
These are awesome little decorations for ice cream desserts too!
( if you are making these for the children, you may wish to use milk chocolate for dipping)

 

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Divas Guide To Dinner Parties: A Deliciously Decadent Guide To Your Perfect Dinner Party

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Decadent Chocolate Martini

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This delicious concoction will  knock your socks off (have a few and it might not be just the socks that come off!)  A perfect start to any weekend.

Serves 4
Ingredients: 
4 shots of vanilla flavoured vodka
2 shots chocolate liqueur ( I use the dark Godiva liqueur but choose what suits your palate)
2 shots of Baileys
2 shots of Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Handful of ice cubes
Chocolate syrup

 

Method
First freeze your martini glasses, then swirl some chocolate syrup around the glass ( tipping out any left overs) and place back in freezer. Place all other ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into your glasses and voila! A delicious sock knocking off drink that will please every chocoholic!! ( and anyone who’s not that keen on wearing socks!!).

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Here’s the link to get your hands on a copy featuring loads of delicious and decadent chocolate recipes!

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Nutella bombs

Here’s an easy-peasy chocolate dessert recipe that takes just two minutes to whip up. Give it a try and your whole family will go nuts for it.

Ingredients
1 large jar of Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
6 eggs

Method
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit
Mix eggs into Nutella and spoon into ramekins
Bake for 12-15 minutes

The middle will sink and the inside will be a delicious fudge-y texture. If you’d prefer a more crumbly texture, bake for a few more minutes. Serve with berries or vanilla ice cream or just indulge on its own. Enjoy!

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Divas Guide To Dinner Parties: A Deliciously Decadent Guide To Your Perfect Dinner Party

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Saucy chocolate pudding

I was asked this week if I had any good recipes for a chocolate pudding. Do I ever!  Try this one for a delicious dinner party dessert – serve it hot with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate oral sensation!

Ingredients
90g butter
120g dark chocolate
60g milk chocolate
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water

Method
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Melt butter and dark chocolate and allow to cool. Add caster sugar, milk, eggs and 1 tbsp vanilla essence and stir. Slowly add flour and stir until smooth. Pour mixture into ramekins and sprinkle with chopped milk chocolate bits.

Boil water, then take off heat and add brown sugar, cocoa powder and remaining vanilla essence until dissolved. Gently pour over ramekin mixture (I recommend pouring over the back of a spoon).

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Ta-da-!

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Divas Guide To Dinner Parties: A Deliciously Decadent Guide To Your Perfect Dinner Party

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Chocaholic’s chocolate pie

Okay this is amazing. A chocolate biscuit base and a rich chocolate mud filling. I’ll take this over a meat pie any day!

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Ingredients
250g chocolate biscuits
175g butter
100g dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp instant coffee powder
2 tbsp milk
3/4 cup plain flour
1 1/2 tbsp self-raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg, lightly beaten

Method
Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Put biscuits in food processor until finely crumbed. Melt 75g butter, add to the biscuits and combine. Press mixture into a flan tin (23cm round) and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Combine coffee powder and 1 tablespoon hot water. Prepare a saucepan and combine dark chocolate, 100g butter (chopped), caster sugar, milk and the coffee mixture. Stir for 3-4 minutes over medium heat then whisk in both flours, cocoa powder and egg.

Pour filling over the biscuit base and bake for 35 minutes. Let stand for 20 minutes.

Dust with icing sugar and serve with whipped cream, ice cream, berries, chocolate shavings or one of my chocolate sauce recipes you can find on this website. Enjoy!

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Divas Guide To Dinner Parties: A Deliciously Decadent Guide To Your Perfect Dinner Party

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