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Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

Normally for the kids birthdays I make a packet cake (shhhh) but for an Adult cake, I go the extra mile and actually make it from scratch.  Lets face it, the kids (well, mine) are all about the cake appearance and normally lick the icing off, leaving the cake, so its really not worth it. I have yet to see an adult do this. For those who don’t know, in my previous life (before kids) I used to manage restaurants. My last hospitality job before I met Mr Point Five was Maitre D at what was Perths best fine dining...
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My awesome Pasta Carbonara Recipe -you’re welcome.

This recipe was a staple in our home once a week for about 2 years from when we met until Mr Point Five ‘fessed up one God-awful, possibly divorce instigating fact; he detests bacon. Yep, you read it; the man loves me, but doesn’t do cured pig. He ate it weekly without uttering a word; that’s dedication for you or a desire for sex like no other. I am so glad I found this out AFTER we were married. So now I cook this meal when he is away for work or on afternoon shift and not coming home for...
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White Chocolate Mousse Easter Eggs with Curd Filling

 To give credit where credit is due this idea was not my own. I was inspired by this post but I thought I would improvise a little. I had just made an Easter Cheesecake for Mr Point Five to take to work so I was kinda over the whole cheesecake thing so I thought to make a white chocolate mousse instead to masquerade as the egg white. This is the recipe I used. Ingredients 4 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup thickened cream 1 cup white baking chips 1 1/2 cups whipping cream Directions  Beat egg yolks in small bowl with electric mixer on...
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How to make a Malteaser Christmas Tree.

Image Credit So, the image above has been floating in my head as a treat to have on the table for Christmas Day. I decided it couldn’t be THAT hard and today I tried to recreate it in all its chocolate malty goodness. Here are some of my failed attempts and (eventual) success tips My FIRST idea was to use that icing that comes in a tube that you write with. I got two layers on and quickly realised that it wasnt going to work; I needed something gooier. So I decided to melt some chocolate (I wasted half...
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Pigs In Mud Cake – step by step.

So, I made this cake to enter into our local towns annual Fair for Best Chocolate Cake Competition…. (It won – there were two entrants) I saw it on facebook somewhere and thought meh, I can do that. And guess what?? So can you! If you can tie a ribbon and make a play-doh piggy bum you are a shoo-in for it!!! The INGREDIENTS So, what you will need….. 1. Two packet cake mixes – I used some sort of Moist Chocolate Cake one that was on Special. 2. A butt load of KitKats. These are the most expensive...
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