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CHOCOLATE MINT ZUCCOTTO RECIPE

Here’s another classical Italian dessert recipe, Zuccotto! Zuccotto is a semi frozen domed shaped dessert made with cake soaked in liqueur and filled with ice cream. There are many ways to make Zuccotto, some are made with whipped cream or ricotta and others are made with lady fingers… we like how Ben, of Sorted, combined chocolate sponge, chocolate and almond mousse, and a mint chocolate chip cream to make this delicious show-stopper dessert that will WOW your guests… Now, watch and learn how to make Chocolate Mint Zuccotto, the perfect way to end a meal the Italian way!

Chocolate Mint Zuccotto

You’ll need: One Swiss-roll tin (30 cm x 22 cm)

For the chocolate sponge cake
3 eggs
120 g caster sugar
90 g self-raising flour
30 g cocoa powder
Mug of cold cocoa

For the chocolate cream
300 g dark 70% chocolate
500 ml double cream
100 g toasted almonds, chopped

For the mint cream
250 ml double cream
30 ml icing sugar
Drop of pandan extract
Drop of mint essence
100 g bar of dark chocolate

For the topping
50 g dark chocolate
25 ml double cream
Bar of white chocolate to decorate
Sprig of mint to garnish
Strawberries to decorate

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For directions please watch the video.

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER SEMIFREDDO

Is it still too hot out there??? I got a super easy dessert to cool you off… Watch and learn how to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Semifreddo, swirled with salty peanut butter and chocolate. Semifreddo is a classical Italian frozen dessert, that literally means “half-cold” in Italian. In a few simple steps this semifreddo is ready to be sliced, or scooped in a couple of hours! You can make this semifreddo three days ahead and omit the chocolate mixture and use 1 cup prepared caramel sauce or dulce de leche.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Semifreddo
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 10 servings

You’ll need: a 5-by-10-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper

2 cups whole milk
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter (not natural)
4 ounces (3/4 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

*** For directions please watch the video.

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HOW TO MAKE GRANITA RECIPE

Granita is the easier frozen dessert to make. It is typically made by freezing the mixture and scraping it often as ice crystals form. Watch and learn how to make this refreshing dessert perfect on a hot day. Amaze your guests with three flavors: Strawberry and basil, lemon and mint, and coffee…it will look like you slaved all day in the kitchen… if only they knew how simple is to make it!

Coffee
300 ml strong coffee
60 g caster sugar

Lemon and mint
200 ml lemon juice
100 ml water
60 g caster sugar
A few sprigs of mint

Strawberry and basil
1 punnet of strawberries, blitzed to a puree
A few sprigs of basil
Juice of a lemon
80 g caster sugar

*** For directions watch the video.

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S’MORES ICE CREAM CAKE RECIPE

Happy National S’mores Day! August 10th is national S’Mores Day. I love, love s’mores… the crispy graham crackers with oeey gooey chocolate and toasted marshmallows, YUM! Watch and learn how to make this super easy triple delicious S’mores Ice Cream Cake.

S’mores Ice Cream Cake

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 11 servings

You’ll need: 9-inch springform pan

14 graham crackers, divided
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1-1/2 package (4 oz each) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 tub (8 oz) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping (Do not thaw.)
1 container (1-3/4 qt) chocolate ice cream, softened
1 package (10 oz) JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows, divided
2 Tablespoons milk

*** For directions watch the video.

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GLUTEN FREE BANANA APPLE WALNUT MUFFINS RECIPE

Watch and learn how to make these super moist and very easy Gluten Free banana apple walnut muffins. Buckwheat is completely unrelated to wheat so it is a great substitute for those who are gluten intolerant. Did you know that buckwheat has more fiber than oatmeal? These heart-healthy muffins are perfect as an on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Gluten Free Banana Apple Walnut Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

You’ll need: a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners

1/2 cup buckwheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
4 large eggs
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup honey
2 small apples (about 1-1/4 cups), small diced (peeled and cored)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

*** For directions watch the video.

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