31Oct/16

Chocolate… 5 Scientific Reasons Why It Should Be Savoured

Chocolate has tempted the world more than any other dessert. Though our first instinct is to quickly indulge in chocolate’s creamy goodness, scientists have discovered that to fully experience chocolate, it shouldRead More…

16Sep/16

Sir Hans Sloane – More Than Just The Chocolate Man

Jenny Lee takes a bite of Killyleagh history during a walking tour of the Co Down village, birthplace of scientist and collector Sir Hans Sloane, who is credited with bringing the recipeRead More…

07Sep/16

How To Make Tempered Chocolate

Tempering is a way of precisely melting chocolate so that it has that nice, glossy finish that you see on professionally made candies. Tempered chocolate is heated, cooled and then warmed again.

17Aug/16

Chocolate and History

While enjoying a cup of hot native chocolate with some off-season puto bumbong during the rainy weekend, I remembered that hot chocolate in our home used to be made from cacao beansRead More…

16Aug/16

Dark chocolate — friend or foe?

Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land. Every type of dessert, including cakes and candies, comes in chocolate, including dark, milk or white. But dessertsRead More…