Recipes

We thought we would share some of our favourite recipes for you to try at home!


Chocolate liqueur

Think of all the cocktails you can make with this indulgent tipple!

Ingredients

  • 500ml water
  • 120ml vodka
  • 50g sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder

Method:

  1. Pour 250ml of your water into a small saucepan along with the sugar. Place over a low heat & create a sugar syrup by dissolving the sugar in the water.
  2. Don’t stir it. It should dissolve in about 10 minutes
  3. Remove the sugar syrup from the heat and add the cocoa powder.
  4. Give this a really good stir to break up and dissolve the cocoa powder. It will smell FABULOUS now!
  5. Next pour the remaining 250ml of water into the syrup and cocoa mixture. Leave the mix to cool for at least 10 minutes. Have a cuppa & some chocolate (This is of course optional 🙂
  6. When the mix has cooled pour the 120ml vodka in and stir well.
  7. Transfer the mix into a jug and then pour into the container you wish to keep it in.
  8. Place in the fridge. It will take about a week for the liqueur to be ready.

It WILL be worth waiting for!

Watch the short video:


Homemade Chocolate Spread

If you want to use up some of your leftover Easter Eggs, or want the chocolate to last even longer than just devouring it as an Egg, try our homemade Chocolate Spread recipe! It’s been a big hit with the kids and adults in this house!

Ingredients:

  • 70ml water
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 120g chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 150g soft cubed butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Combine the water, granulated sugar, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir until the sugar and cocoa powder dissolve. Keep the heat under the pan, until it reaches a simmer.
  2. While it is still simmering hot, remove from the heat and add the cubed butter, chopped chocolate and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix until the chocolate and butter melt and the mixture is completely smooth – it will smell fantastic and have the consistency of delicious chocolate sauce.
  4. Pour the spread into a jar or other container with a lid and chill for at least two hours or is spreadable.

If you keep it in the fridge it should keep for up to two weeks. Question is…will it last that long?

Watch the short video: