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Rich Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Strawberry Ganache


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (180g) ground almonds

100g (3 ounces) dark eating chocolate

200g butter

6 egg whites

1 cup caster sugar

1/4 cup self raising flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

250g strawberries

2 teaspoons icing sugar

 

Chocolate Strawberry Ganache

260g dark eating chocolate

1/2 cup pouring cream

1/2 cup strawberry jam

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius. Grease deep 20cm round ake pan with butter; loin base with baking paper.
  2. Spread ground almonds in thin layer on oven tray, roast about 8 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool
  3. Chop chocolate finely
  4. Melt chopped butter in small saucepan over medium heat about 5 minutes or until changed to a dark brown colour. Strain immediately through a fine sieve into a heatproof measuring jug – you need 2/3 cup butter.
  5. Whisk egg whites in medium bowl with fork until combined. Whisk in roasted almonds, sugar, sifted flour and cocoa. Gradually whisk hot butter into almond mixture; stir in chocolate
  6. Pour mixture into pan. Bake cake about 55 minutes. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes before turning, top side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  7. Meanwhile, make chocolate strawberry ganache. Place cake on serving plate. Spread ganache over cake.
  8. Hull strawberries; slice thinly lengthways. Arrange strawberries in layers to represent flower petals over top of cake. Dust with sifted icing sugar just before serving.

Chocolate Strawberry Ganache

Break chocolate into medium heatproof bowl. Combine cream and jam in small saucepan, bring to the boil. Push cream mixture through fine sieve o0ver chocolate, stir until smooth. Refrigerate ganache about 30 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 10 minutes.

Prep + Cook time

1 3/4 hours (+cooling & refrigeration)

Serves 10

Storage Cake will keep in airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days, or in the freezer (without ganache and strawberries) for 3 months.

 

 

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Victoria Sponge



I have found a recipe that is perfect for that delightful afternoon high tea, or a morning tea with your coffee.

This looks like a recipe that is English and traditional and to have for many years to come! And I will be keeping this aside for when I need that perfect recipe for a dessert! 

Victoria Sponge

Serves 8

Ingredients:
For the cake
175g butter,softened

175g caster sugar

175g self-raising, gluten free flour

3 large eggs

75ml milk 

Few drops of vanilla extract

Filling

150ml whipping cream, lightly whipped

3-4tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam

2x20cm (8 inches) round sandwich tins, buttered and bases lined

1. Preheat the oven to 190•c/gas mark 5

2. Tip the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth. Divide the mixture between the sandwich tins.

3. Bake for 20-25 mins, until sponges have risen and feel springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tins for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack until they are completely cool.

4. Fill with the cream and jam, and then dredge the top with caster sugar before serving.

TIP

*The unfurled sponges can be frozen for up to a month. Allow to defrost before filling with cream and jam.

❤️🌹❤️ 

Just a simple recipe to share until I have a NEW product to review coming up!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa 

Elegance, Lifestyle, RECIPES, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Regal Royal Albert


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For those that know me, I am a Royal Albert addict. I own the set of “Old Country Roses” and it is my favourite collection. I collect teacups and saucers, and am a “high tea” lover!!

If you go to my soup recipe, in Winter Warmer, there are a few recipes you can find on the Tea Time website. I am definitely trying the SCONES!!!! and want to take photos of while doing it, and will probably set up a little high tea, and share with you what I do. I am excited!!! But I need to start somewhere!!! I can’t bring out the china because it is all in storage in Melbourne, and I will probably be moving again some time soon!

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I am loving the Miranda Kerr Collection, it is pretty and feminine, and I adore the teapot!

Just like the Royal Albert website says!! Tea tastes better when served from a fine bone china teapot. The teapot is ONLY $99.95.

I can’t wait for the day I attend a “British Tea Party”. They are so fine, and up there! hehe

Go to Tea Fit for a Queen for a look at a trio of pretty tea sandwiches, and what recipes they are using for the celebration of the Queen. I absolutely love this article, and love the look of Coronation Chicken Sandwiches, and am going to try the recipe some time soon. I can’t wait to try the Royal Wedding Tea!!!! oooooo!!! It is found on the Capital Teas website.

Here is a recipe for Coronation Chicken Sandwiches if you can’t get onto the Tea Time Website.

Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon salted butter
  2. 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  3. 6 tablespoons Major Grey’s chutney*
  4. ¼ cup tomato puree
  5. ¼ cup water
  6. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  7. 2 tablespoons curry powder
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  9. ½ teaspoon salt
  10. ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. ½ cup mayonnaise
  13. 3 cups finely chopped roast chicken
  14. ½ cup chopped toasted slivered almonds
  15. 3 tablespoons finely chopped dried apricots
  16. 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion (green tops only)
  17. 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  18. 2 tablespoons dried currants
  19. 12 slices potato bread
Instructions
  1. In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add chutney, tomato puree, water, vinegar, curry powder, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and bay leaf, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick (like ketchup), 8 to 10 minutes. Pour sauce into a large bowl, and let cool completely.
  2. Remove bay leaf from sauce, and discard. Add mayonnaise to cooled sauce, stirring to combine. Add chicken, almonds, apricots, green onion, parsley, and currants, stirring to blend.
  3. Spread a thick layer of chicken salad onto a bread slice. Top with another bread slice. Repeat with remaining chicken salad and bread slices.
  4. Using a serrated bread knife, trim crusts from sandwiches, creating squares. (Discard crusts.) Cut sandwiches diagonally into quarters, creating 4 triangles.

 

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Here is the Lady Carlisle set. It is a favourite and I absolutely love it. It reminds me of my Mum. I think it is her favourite. In our Melbourne house we had a dining room filled with china, and it was my favourite room of the house. It was very pretty, and I can’t wait for the day I settle in my own home, and decorate my own house with china and such! There is a Lady Carlisle tea set sale on the Royal Albert website.

One of my favourite TV Shows is Antiques Roadshow, and I have a LOVE for old antiquities, and anything that is ancient. The history and the era…. I just love it. Well, the 19th century days. I love hearing about antiques on the show and learning all about them!

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Anyways, it is nice to share a recipe, and my love for Royal Albert!!! Lucky I am NOT living in a major city because I would be found buying collection after collection in the department stores!!!

What is your favourite Royal Albert set?

Do you like collecting china or antiques?

Exquisite Emmalisa

Health

Watermelon “Wonder” Juice


For an excellent kickstart to the year, I have decided to drink more juices this summer! I like to create my own using the NutriBullet. I am a fan of this wonderful new innovation. It leaves you feeling clean, new and refreshed.

The following is a small recipe of what I did today for lunch! It mainly consists of watermelon because it is my favourite fruit!! 🍉🍉🍉 🍇🍇🍇

Watermelon
Ginger (a very small piece)
Grapes (small bunch)
3 prunes
Almond Milk
Water
Ice

It tastes amazing and is brilliant for summer time!!!! It would be great to google a couple of juice recipes to keep you going.

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I would say that the NutriBullet is a great investment as it mixes the fruit better than a normal blender would. I would totally recommend buying it as it is worth it!!!

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There are so many recipes online that you can find!! And when you buy the NutriBullet it has a booklet of different juices to choose from. It’s even got protein dinners and “vibrant” vegetarian dinners and salads for lunch, which I want to try the Cucumber Salad!! There are soups and you can even make your own snacks!!! Veggie snacks and nutty snacks!!!

There’s NutriBlast recipe ideas which I will try some time this week!!!! I like how the program uses 50% vegetables and 50% fruit. So you get a balanced diet out of it. So to get the most out of life, you need to get the most out of your food and that’s what this 6 week transformation plan does for you.

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So, I hope you find a plan that works for you and that you learn to keep healthy this year!!!!

Exquisite Emmalisa

Have you got any health goals this year?