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Feeding the soul with chocolate cake

Is it the ingredients mixed to a perfect blend? The smell emanating from the oven just before its ready? Or is it the moist sponge that melts in your mouth as you take your first bite? Actually, everything about a home-baked cake is what adds to the experience of pure bliss. ...


Tips and tricks for working with chocolate

If your view on chocolate is that civilised life depends on it, or that a balanced diet requires at least one portion of chocolate per day, rest assured, you’re in the right place. According to the Smithsonian, the origins of chocolate date back more than 2000 years, and the ...


The Ins and Outs of Isomalt

Not everyone realises this, but edible sugar art is rarely done with normal everyday sugar. The reason is that regular sugar quickly goes sticky when left open and exposed to air, not to mention the health risks of eating all those sweet creations! Instead, the bakers and ch ...


Celebrating the Macaron

With the 20th of March officially dubbed Macaron Day, we celebrate this famous and delicious treat with a few interesting facts regarding its origin and decadent nature. Like the modern-day macaron, the original recipe, dating back to 1533, was for a soft, airy morsel made f ...