The Raffaello: Ferrero Rocher’s younger, less attractive sister. I shouldn’t be quite so harsh these white chocolate coconut balls actually have quite a following. I won a box of Raffaello’s the other day and after the tenth one they did start to grow on me however my heart still lies with the original golden Rocher.
My ‘clone’ attempt worked out fabulously well. They looked extremely authentic with the desiccated coconut on the outside and all the right flavours where there: coconut, almonds, white chocolate and the crunch of wafers. My centres could be tweaked a little to achieve a texture closer to the original.
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Ok, there is much confusion out there about Sago vs Tapioca. What are the difference? Why do some people refer to sago and the others tapioca? I found the people who had heard of sago/tapioca either knew of it as one or the other but rarely both. Sago & Tapioca derive from different plants but are interchangeable in recipes as they are very similar in taste and texture.
I had never really cooked with tapioca / sago before. It seemed quite foreign to me but I was excited to give it a try. I love cooking new food and trying new recipes. I’m
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Every single day Christmas gets closer and closer and I get more and more excited! Throughout the year I put aside ideas and recipes to consider as part of my ‘Day of Christmas Cooking Madness’. I set aside one day early to mid December and go nuts in the kitchen making 5…. 6…. 7…. finger sized treats to see me, family and friends through the Christmas season. I like to make them a few weeks before Christmas and enjoy them during the lead up rather then on the day because there is always SOOOOO much food on Xmas day that
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I seem to be going coconut crazy! Coconut chocolates, Coconut cupcakes …… I wonder if Coconut marshmallows would work? I made these Coconut Vanilla Cupcakes for a baby shower and topped them off with a green butter cream using a Wilton ‘grass and hair’ icing tip and lady bug chocolates. The grass was really effective and looked great. However, if you want even more coconut flavour sprinkle some shredded coconut on top
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Confectionery / Candy Bar / Chocolate Bar… whatever you choose to say, I love them all!! One of the first things I do when visiting a new country is pop down to a corner store and check out the chocolate bar selection. I must say, we have a pretty good selection here is Australia but I am always fascinated by the range in the USA and how you can find different bars on the east coast to the west coast. (Although I do think there is an excessive amount of peanut butter and chocolate combinations.)
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Little balls of Nougat – what a treat! A slight twist on a traditional favourite, these make a great party snack, gift or Christmas treat.
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