6 egg whites, room temperature
100g (125ml) caster sugar
100g (250ml) chopped nuts (use different nuts, for texture and taste)
250g (400ml) cake mix (dried fruit)
250g Red and green cherries
Line an interesting bread pan or plastic container (must be able to go into the freezer) with glad wrap
Whip the egg whites in a dry metal bowl till frothy and dry.
Add bit by bit half of the caster sugar to the egg whites, keep on beating till it forms stiff peaks. Keep aside
Whip the cream and the remaining caster sugar in a separate bowl till stiff peaks
Gently fold in the cream by using a metal spoon into the egg whites.
Add the nut, fruit and cherries and ever so gently fold it into the first mixture.
You can decorate as you prefer.
In the bottom of your container, you can place some cherries, nuts and dried fruit, or even malt chocolate balls, or just skip this and scoop the cassata mixture into the mold.
Place in the freezer till hard as ice cream.
Take the cassata out of the freezer, say a ½-1 hour before serving and leave it in the fridge, in order to thaw slightly
Invert it onto a serving platter and remove the glad wrap.
You can now again decorate as you want.
Use finely chopped nuts and add a thin strip around the cassata at the very bottom on the serving dish. If you did not use cherries on nuts in the bottom of the container, you can now decorate with cherries, or as I have done, I melted approximately 4-6 blocks of chocolate in the microwave and drizzle it over the top in any nice pattern.
Dish up in slices. It can also be served with any sauce or just on its own.
This year, I added the following just to do something different:
I crushed a bag of mint chocolate cookies and added ½ block of mint crisp chocolate, cut up into fine chunk and mixed that and scooped it over the top of the cassata before placing it in the freezer, which once served, formed the bottom of the cassata cake.
Source: Old Huisgenoot cookbook, but modified by Esme Slabbert’s kitchen
Yes, I am early again in releasing this month’s entries, but I just cannot wait for 3 more days before sharing this with you all.
to all participants who shared their most delectable and wonderful Chocolate – Anything Chocolate recipes with us.
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Eggless Whole wheat Ragi Chocolate cake courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
When I was looking for a cake to try my hands on first time, I stumbled upon this Whole wheat Ragi chocolate cake. I decided to give a try as it is super healthy. I did adjusted a little with the ingredients. It turned to be super good. Kids loved it. You can have it as dessert or pack in snack box for kids. Home made dry fruits chocolate courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
Craving for some chocolate…then try this easy home made dry fruits chocolate.
Conversation Heart Brownies courtesy of No Plate Like Home
Cute looking homemade heart-shaped brownies will perk up anyone’s mood and make them feel a warm sentiment on Valentine’s Day! Chocolate salami courtesy of mad & delicacy
Are you looking for an idea to spend some fun time with your kids? Make together this delicious, easy and quick chocolate cake that looks like a salami
Brownie on a Date courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
This cool brownie is on a sweet date. It’s so totally cool; it has spurned the heat of being baked but had a hot desire to be refrigerated instead. The date is delightfully sweet, as is proper for medjool dates, otherwise known as Judean dates.
Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate courtesy of Real Life of an MSW Instead of an afternoon coffee, try a walking mediation: Just walk slightly slower than your normal pace but not so slow that anyone would notice. What makes it a meditation is that you’re paying attention to the experience. As you move along, really see what’s in front of you and notice the sensation of your feet against the ground. Whenever you realize that your mind has strayed, in a friendly but firm way, return it to the experience. Integrating mind and body with a conscious walk lets you cultivate concentration, engage your muscles, bring fresh air into your lungs, and take your mind off your worries. Remember you don’t have to walk super-slow, like a zombie. But take your time. You’re not trying to go anywhere but inward – Cindy Lee The Ultimate “melt-in-the-mouth” Fudgy Chocolate Brownies! courtesy of Afoodiehousewife
This recipe is so simple yet makes an amazing brownie. Pair it with chilled vanilla ice-cream and oodles of chocolate sauce, and you have a very fancy-looking, delicious dessert on your hands. It’s a perfect recipe for the dinner parties and extremely easy to make at a short notice.
Classic chocolate cake with strawberry syrup glaze courtesy of Afoodiehousewife
I enjoy baking cakes more than eating them. My hubby finds that hard to believe because I am a huge foodie and crazy for sweets but there is something about baking that definitely soothes me. It may be due to the fact that I whip my batter by hand instead of using the electric beater and it can be a good activity to channelize all your stress into the vigorous whipping hand exercise
CHOCOLATE KULFI WITH JAGGERY AS SWEETENER courtesy of PriyaPandian
Shall we celebrate this occasion with our authentic Indian dessert Kulfi ? Here is the recipe of Chocolate Kulfi which is a rich frozen dessert. Everyone loves this dessert for sure. Kulfi is little denser than the usual icecreams and can be easily made in home. Rocky road courtesy of JO’S FOOD BITES
Decadent treat to have with a cup of coffee or tea. Really quick and easy to make. I love a recipe that doesn’t need scales. I always use the same basic ingredients – plain and milk chocolate, marshmallows and digestive biscuits ( gluten-free or wheat). To these I vary what I add. For this post I used dried apricots and cranberries. Sometimes I use pistachios and other dried fruits.
Red Velvet Chocolate Sprinklers Crinkled Cookies courtesy of ANN GRUBBSNCRITTERS
There’s something about Red Velvet that I like. Perhaps it’s the intriguing dark, red colour. Perhaps it’s the subtle chocolatey taste, perhaps it’s that tinge of sourness. Heck! It’s everything about Red Velvet that I like. It’s hard not to like them and I find myself not being able to say no whenever I am offered with one.
Soft, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies courtesy of ANN GRUBBSNCRITTERS
There is no greater joy than spending a Sunday afternoon baking with the kids to:
– Keep the little imps occupied to minimise the damage they could do in tearing the house down
– Mesmerize them with the magic of butter, eggs, flour and licking up the resulting cookie dough
– Fill the house with the aroma of freshly baked cookies Vegan Brownie with Coconut Whipped Cream courtesy of Spoon of Happiness I recently had to make a vegan desert and I was actually very surprised of the outcome. This vegan brownie will surely win your attention (and heart)
Lastly, I give you a chocolate cupcake recipe I use frequently. Es’s Vegan chocolate cupcakes courtesy of The Recipe Hunter
I do not use any other recipe when I need a VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE. This one is moist and incredibly easy and above all mega yummy!
I made the this recipe x3 and had 6 dozen cupcakes, which I made for our granddaughter’s 1st birthday party.
Es’s Triple Chocolate Mini Fillo Cups courtesy of The Recipe Hunter
This one happened by accident. I needed a treat to take to a get together, and then hunted in the baking cabinet and found these ingredients, so this was what happened. It was well received, and I also made it more than once thereafter. I winner and keeper.
Happy blogging my dear friends, keep up the good work.