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Hazelnut and chocolate cookies

Mix the butter and sugar together in a food processor till soft, then add the egg and pulse for 10 seconds. Add the baking powder, cocoa powder and flour and pulse to form a soft pastry. Remove the pastry, and chill f...

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Chocolate and berry trifles

Start this recipe by making up the blackcurrant jelly (as directions on the packet). Take 150g of the berries and divide them equally between 8 serving glasses. Pour the blackcurrant jelly equally into the glasses, ov...

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Chocolate brandy cups with sesame caramel

Start this recipe by making the chocolate brandy mousse. Melt the chocolate and the butter together in a pan over boiling water, and remove from heat. In a bowl, whip the double cream to soft peaks and put to one side...

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Chocolate pots with orange liqueur mascarpone

Start this recipe by making a red wine syrup. Put the red wine and sugar in a saucepan and add the juice and zest of one orange. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and reduce the liquid to 2/3 of its quantity ...

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Chocolate and mandarin biscotti with walnuts

Put all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix together lightly to form soft dough, being careful not to over-mix as the mixture will become tough. Divide the pastry into 3 pieces, and roll out each piece in...

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Chocolate and caramel bars with whole toasted hazelnuts

Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin and put aside. Prepare the chocolate base by putting the butter, cocoa powder and brown sugar in a saucepan, and heat till the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Take...

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Chocolate and ricotta cheesecake with hazelnuts and raisins

Start the recipe by melting the butter in a saucepan. Add the crushed biscuits and chopped hazelnuts and mix well. Press the mixture into the base of an 18cm spring-bottom cake tin lined with greaseproof paper, and ba...

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Coffee liqueur mama`s cake

Start this recipe by making the chocolate sauce. Heat the double cream and chopped chocolate together in a saucepan till the chocolate has melted, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan off the heat and stir in the ...

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Chocolate brownie cake

Line and grease a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin. Place the chocolate and butter in a saucepan and melt together, stirring constantly. Leave to cool slightly before mixing in the egg yolks, flour, nuts and chocolate pie...

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Chocolate pecan pie

Use the ingredients above to make the sweet pastry using the rubbing-in method. Use to line a 20cm flan tin. Cover with a sheet of baking paper, fill with beans and bake blind for 10 minute. Remove the beans and paper...

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Chocolate macaroons with rum ganache`

Start by making the chocolate ganache` by melting the cream and chocolate together in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring constantly. When the chocolate has melted, take the saucepan of the heat and mix in the rum. P...

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Barbeque floavoured beef with coriander, mandarin and cashew nut salad

Make the beef marinade by mixing all the ingredients together. Rub the mixture over the beef fillet, and leave to marinate overnight, of for 5 hours. When ready, heat a griddle pan and quickly brown the beef fillet al...

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