Recipe Alert! Baileys Chocolate Fridge Cake

There is something about Bailey’s and Chocolate that make them a winning combination when making cakes.  We have created this delicious recipe that is perfect for sharing over the festive season.  Watch our short film to see how easy it is to make and scroll down for the full recipe below.

 

Baileys Chocolate Fridge Cake

Serves 25

Prep time:  30 minutes

Chill time: 5 hours

 

Ingredients

50g dried cranberries

50g raisins

100ml Baileys or another Irish Cream

250g Menier Swiss Dark Chocolate

250g Menier Swiss Milk Chocolate

100g unsalted butter

100g Maltesers

200g glace cherries, halved

200g Menier Swiss White Chocolate

 

 

Method

 

  1. Place the cranberries and raisins in a bowl and pour over the Baileys. Cover the bowl with cling film and microwave for 30 seconds and set aside to soak.
  2. Prepare a 20cm x 20cm square tin by lining with baking paper.
  3. In a pan melt 150g of the Menier dark chocolate and 150g of the Menier milk chocolate along with the butter. When thoroughly melted add the soaked fruit and Baileys, Maltesers and cherries.  Pour into the prepared tin and place in the fridge for one hour.
  4. Melt the remaining dark, milk and white chocolate in separate bowls and then dollop over the top of the chilled chocolate. Now swirl the chocolate with a fork and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  5. Remove from the fridge and allow the fridge cake to get to room temperature and slice into your desired number of squares. Gift wrap for a perfect festive sweet treat!


Recipe Alert! Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

Very easy & delicious – get a chocolate fix in minutes with this Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake!

Click on the film to see how easy it is to prepare and bake this in under 4 mins!

 

Serves 1

Prep time:  2 minutes

Cooking time: 1 minute 15 seconds

 

Ingredients

3 tbsp plain flour

3 tbsp light brown sugar

3 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp milk

3 tbsp vegetable oil

½ tsp vanilla extract

20g Menier Swiss Milk Chocolate

 

Method

 

  1. Place all the dry ingredients into a microwavable mug and mix through with a fork. Now add the milk, oil and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
  2. Break up the chocolate and mix through.
  3. Microwave for between 1 minute and 1 minute 15 seconds (timing is based on my 800kw microwave so timings may vary).
  4. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and serve warm with ice cream and/or caramel sauce, enjoy!


Bake the cold weather blues away

As we head towards winter and start feeling the effects of the cooler weather it’s no surprise our eating habits also tend to feel the effects and change with the seasons.

When it gets colder we begin to eat a bit more, finding comfort in warmer dishes and treats and with spending more time indoors, means we are also likely to find more time to indulge in our favourite pastimes baking.

It is true that during the winter months we tend to bake more often than at any other time of year which is certainly reflected in the sales of our Swiss cooking chocolate as it becomes more of a regular weekly shopping basket item.

While we do bake for ourselves, baking gifts for friends is a trend that has become extremely popular.  It is a lovely gesture to give someone a homemade cake or basket of muffins or biscuits and sends a really thoughtful and caring message.

Sweet treats like chocolate bark is one trend that has really gathered momentum this year and it’s so simple and easy to make.   You can find lots of recipes for this online with a quick online google however we are excited to say we are now working behind the scenes with a professional baker who is creating some rather special chocolate recipes to help inspire you this winter.

Check back here for more information and follow us on facebook and twitter too as we will be posting the links to the recipes and youtube films very soon.

Happy baking!



Savoury September

Thank you to everyone who entered our #SavourySeptember competition. We loved seeing all the different ways people include chocolate in their savoury dishes.

If you are stuck for inspiration then take a look at our recipe page.

Congratulations to our three winners!



Get Savoury This September

Generally, we tend to associate using cooking chocolate when making sweet desserts, luxurious puddings or baking cakes and biscuits but did you know that chocolate can be a secret ingredient and transform your savoury dishes.

Our development chefs have created a range of lovely savoury recipes for you to try, which are all featured on our recipe page.  From lamb curries, to venison stews, chillis and soups there is plenty variety to tempt you and get your culinary skills  into action during the Autumn months.

To really get you in the mood we thought it would be fun to run a competition during September where you send us a photo of your finished creation.  See our facebook page for more details.  We will be picking two winners each day during the rest of the month #savouryseptember.  Good luck!