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Torta Gianduia - Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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Ingredients200 g 50% dark chocolate100 g 75% dark chocolate115 g butter7 large free range eggs, separated1 tsp cornflour80 g ground hazelnutsPreheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line a baking tray or 22cm cake tin.Melt chocolate and butter over a low heat. Set aside.Whisk the egg whites and cornflour until firm peaks form.Whisk the egg yolks into the chocolate.Pour the chocolate and ground hazelnuts into the egg whites and gently fold to combine. Don't over mix.Carefully pour into baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes.Dust with cocoa or chocolate ganache.Serve. Enjoy!

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Blackberry and Botrytis Semillion Ice Cream

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Botrytis Semillion is a sweet white wine. Semillion is the grape variety and botrytis, meaning rot, is when the grapes are left on the vines longer which causes the hydration to diminish and it intensifies the flavour and sweetness in the fruit.I used De Bortoli Noble One 2006 Botrytis Semillion. As you won't need the whole bottle, thoroughly chill the rest and enjoy a glass with a bowl of ice cream.Ingredients10 free range large egg yolks200 g caster sugar500 ml double cream1 vanilla bean, split and scaled200 ml botrytis semillion, or a sweet white wine that you prefer200 g blackberries,...

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Little Apple Tarte Tartins with Thyme, Lemon and Cinnamon Caramel

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This is my absolute favourite dessert. Not just because its absolutely delicious but its the cheapest and easiest dessert to make. Plus the fruit variations are endless.You need a little patience with the caramel. Try to keep all the sugar together and not on the sides of the pan.Vanilla bean is also yummy in the sauce.IngredientsCaramel1 c sugar plus 4 tsp 1 sprig thyme1 strip lemon peel1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tbsp rum2 tbsp water4 Granny Smith apples - peeled, quartered and cored4 tsp butter1 sheet frozen puff pastryPreheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking tray with baking paper.In a medium frypan...

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Caramel Parfait and Candied Popcorn Bars

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I have been fortunate in my career to work with some amazing people. Catherine Adams is one of them. She heads up the pastry team for all of Neil Perry's restaurants.Here is one of her recipes. Perfect for those big kids out there.IngredientsCandied popcorn2 tbsp vegetable oil40 g popping corn25 g sesame seeds60 g caster sugar50 g butter, coarsely chopped30 g honeyCaramel parfait400 ml pouring creamScraped seeds of ½ vanilla bean180 gm caster sugar6 egg yolksChocolate Sauce50 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped45 g vegetable shortening, finely choppedFor candied popcorn, preheat oven to 180C. Heat a large saucepan over high...

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Peach, Honey and Almond Tart

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My lovely neighbour gifted me some luscious peaches from her tree. What a treat. I decided it was time for a tart.IngredientsPastryPasta Frolla - Option OneAlmond Filling145 g butter120 g honey1 vanilla pod, seeds only2 large eggs, plus 1 yolk1 tsp cinnamon55 g plain flour155 g ground almonds5 large peaches, washed, pip removed and slicedPreheat oven to 200 degreesFollow pastry instructions.For the filling, cream butter and honey until light and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time until just combined.Add cinnamon, flour and almond meal. Fold to combine.Pour almond mixture into pastry case. Arrange peaches in the mixture, gently press down.Pop...

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