All posts tagged: edible gift ideas

Chocolate Almond Wreath

With Easter just around the corner, here is a little edible gift recipe to share. Chocolate Almond Wreath . Ingredients: 80 grams slivered almonds 150 grams dark chocolate (I used Lindt 85% extra dark cocoa) Natural gummy candy or dried fruits to decorate   Extras needed: Parchment paper A paper cup or any cylindrical object for the wreath to be shaped around. Directions: Melt chocolate by using a double boiler. Stir in almonds in melted chocolate until evenly coated. Line parchment paper on a hard mobile surface (a large plate or baking tray works well) with the paper cup centred. Cut gummy candy to form the shape of a holly. Gently drop spoonful of the almond and chocolate mixture onto the parchment paper around a paper cup. Repeat until a wreath is formed and place decorations to suit. Leave it to set or refrigerate until solid. Chocolate clusters can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 months.

We’ve gone nuts!

Nut butter making isn’t as intimidating as it may seem, it does not require much ingredients forgiving to make and also a healthier alternative to the commercial offerings, only problem is it can be highly addictive. We’ve going to a mental nut butter making phase at the moment, so far we’ve made almond butter, pecan and walnut butter, and now its onto Brazil and walnut combo. Ingredients makes up about 270ml of nutbutter 130 grams raw Walnut 170 grams raw Brazil nuts 1 teaspoon light olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon honey or to desired taste.*nuts can be swapped over with whatever nut or seed that tickles your fancy.We’re still experimenting with preference it can be rather fun as it gives a variation to the spreads on a regular basis. Directions 1. Roast nuts in the oven until fragrant and let it sit cool completely before using. This can be done ahead of time or you can opt to buy ready roasted nuts instead, just make sure it hasn’t been enhanced in flavour. 2. …