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TREAT OF THE WEEK

This week we've treated ourselves to Homemade Chocolate Marble Cheesecake!  “This all-American favourite is dense, rich, and spectacular, making it an ideal dessert for entertaining.” Chilling time 4½-5 hours Special equipment 20cm (8in) round springform cake tin Ingredients 75g (2½oz) unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing 150g (5½oz) digestive biscuits, crushed 150g (5½oz) good quality chocolate, broken into pieces 500g (1lb 2oz) cream cheese, softened 150g (5½oz) caster sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs Method 1. Grease the tin with better and chill. Add the butter to the biscuit crumbs. Stir well and press the mixture onto the bottom and sides of the tin. Chill for 30-60 minutes until firm. 2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF/Gas 4). Place...

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This week we've been baking Blueberry Muffins, a favourite with everyone! This recipe is taken from the 'Your Recipes' section of Delia Online, posted by Krish. Very simple recipe and delicious muffins, enjoy! Ingredients For the muffin batter: 3 oz butter 6 tbsp whole milk 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk ¾ tsp vanilla extract 8 oz plain flour 6 oz sugar 1½ tsp baking powder ¾ tsp salt 14 oz blueberries For the topping: 1½ oz butter cut into ½ inch cubes 2½ oz plain flour 3 ½ tbsp sugar Method 1)       Place the shelf in the top half of the oven and pre-heat to 190°C. 2)      Melt the butter on a moderate-low heat, remove from heat and whisk in...

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To celebrate Halloween this week, here in the office we treated ourselves to these American Style Homemade Whoopie Pies. Fast becoming a modern classic, Whoopie Pies are a quick and easy way to please any crowd! Here's the recipe to try them out for yourselves! Ingredients 175g (6oz) unsalted butter, softened 150g (5½oz) soft light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 225g (8oz) self-raising flour 75g (2½oz) cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 150ml (5fl oz) whole milk 2 tbsp Greek yogurt or thick plain yoghurt For the vanilla buttercream 100g (3½oz) unsalted butter, softened 200g (7oz) icing sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp milk, plus extra if needed Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC...

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This week's 'Treat of the Week' came all the way from the beautiful country of Portugal. Following Hannah's return from working in Porto and relaxing in The Algarve, we've been treated in the office with these gorgeous Port Truffles! Trufa De Vinho Do Porto - Uma Oferta Do Portugal "Portugal, jewel in the Iberian crown, is a land of great beauty and charm; a country rich in culture and history from the medieval explorers through the Renaissance to its twenty-first century position as a haven for visitors. Enjoy the beauty of rural fishing villages, breath-taking landscape and idyllic islands. Take pleasure in the cosmopolitan attractions of Lisbon and Port, with their beautiful architecture. Take a moment to savour these chocolate truffles...

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