Amarula Koek/Poeding

Kreatiewe Kos Idees

60 ml Kakao

125 ml kookwater

3 eiers

220 ml suiker

60 ml olie

250 ml koekmeel

10 ml bakpoeier

2 ml sout

STROOP

200 ml suiker

250 ml water

60 ml Amarula-likeur

1 blik karamelkondensmelk

styf geklopte room vir versiering Flake-sjokolade

Stel oond op 180 grade Celsius.

Beslag: 1. Meng kakao met kookwater en laat dit afkoel.

2. Klits eiers, suiker en olie saam, voeg koue kakaomengsel by en meng deeglik.

3. Sif res van droë bestanddele by en meng goed.

4. Skep in 22 cm x 30 cm-pan en bak ongeveer 20 min. of tot toetspen skoon uitkom.

Stroop:1. Kook suiker en water saam vir 5 minute en verwyder van stoof en voeg Amarula by. Roer goed. .2. Prik koek met ‘n vurk sodra dit uit die oond kom en gooi warm stroop oor.Versier:1. Laat goed koud word, verwyder uit pan, smeer karamelkondensmelk en styf geklopte room oor…

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Chocolate Whiskey Dipped Irish Cupcakes

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daiobh! (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) Woohoo! It’s finally here! Everyone is Irish today! I’m sticking with my blogging tradition and featuring a tasty Irish-y cupcake on St. Patrick’s Day. Two years ago it was Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes, last year brought you Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with a Swiss Vanilla Baileys Buttercream Frosting and today…(drumroll please….) we have these deliciously decadent Chocolate Whiskey Dipped Irish Cupcakes. And just like all of my previous St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes, these little devils are a bit boozy. In fact, they have a perfect trifecta of Irish Booze. The cake portion of this treat is a rich chocolate Guinness creation, which is then topped with a velvety Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting. That sounds great all on its own right? I could’ve stopped there, but oh no….I then dipped the whole thing into a Irish Whiskey spiked Chocolate Ganache! Be still my…

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Li-Lac Chocolates: Top Tips for Wedding Guest Welcome Baskets

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It’s a MUST DO to provide a treat-filled welcome basket for out-of-town guests who are staying at hotels. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from colored paper bag presentations of yesteryear!  Today, more and more couples are filling colorful, patterned, re-useable tote bags or other classy baskets and containers with fantastic offerings.  Here are some of the most popular items to place in Guest’s Welcome packages:

  1. Several Different Collections of Li-Lac Chocolates in pretty vellum bags or boxes are popular choices. Some ideas include Chocolate-Covered Pretzels, Caramels, Fudge Squares, French Creme Rolls, Solid Hearts, and Chocolate-Covered Ginger or Orange Peels.
  2. Several Bottles of Spring Water, with personalized labels
  3. Several Bottles of Iced Tea, Coffee or Soda, with personalized labels
  4. A Collection of Spa and Pampering Items, such as, bottles of scented lotions for both men and women
  5. A Gift Card for the Hotel, that can be used for Room Service…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups
Caramel and chocolate. Need I say more?

These would make a welcome holiday gift, packaged up pretty. They’re easy and delicious.
First of all, though, you have to make this Salted Caramel Sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quality dark chocolate (I use Bernard Callebaut)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • about 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce, warmed
  • (dark chocolate bar, broken into small squares, optional)

Directions

  • Melt chocolate over, not in, simmering water.
  • Stir in the butter until melted.
  • melt quality chocolate

  • Put about 1 1/2 tsp. in the bottom of a mini cake case.
  • fill cups with 1.5 tsp chocolate

  • Top with about 1 1/2 tsp. caramel sauce.
  • salted caramel sauce

  • Top with a tiny dollop of melted chocolate, or, if you’ve forgotten this step and already licked the container clean, stand a small square of chocolate in each cup.
  • finished--chill until set

  • Refrigerate until set.

Enjoy!

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Li-Lac Chocolates Snowman at a Family Reunion Christmas Party

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The Christmas and Hanukkah holidays are a time for families to gather together, perhaps for the only time that year — to enjoy fabulous company, catching-up, great food and wine, and spectacular desserts. It’s a time when family traditions are honored and embraced, adding to the richness of the family bond…and bringing memories alive again.

Our Li-Lac Chocolates’ snowman was given a place of honor at the dessert buffet for one spectacularly close family’s recent Christmas Party. The desserts on the table were lovingly made by all the relatives, and set on platters and tiers for display, and for the second year in a row, a Li-Lac Chocolates oversized chocolate piece was chosen as their spotlight display. This year, it was our smiling snowman standing guard over those pecan snowballs and gingerbread thumbprint cookies, until it was his time to be enjoyed himself.

And two of our oversized chocolate gift boxes…

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