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Soufflé au Chocolat!

Nutella lover? Soufflé lover? The perfect combo: introducing the heavenly Soufflé de Nutella!

Be sure that a hot and well-risen soufflé, fresh from the oven, will always delight your guests. But in this case, when Nutella shows up, trust me, everybody’s gonna truuuly fall for it!!

Remember: It’s ALL about timing! You have to take them out of the oven just at the right moment. The center should be still molten and gooey, though the texture fluffy and airy. When ready, sprinkle them with a dusting of powdered sugar and of course serve them à la minute!

P.S. Despite its reputation, this dessert is actually quick & easy to make! It always works.

IMG_5212Total time: 25’
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 tsp sugar
Butter
Cocoa powder

1/2 cup of Nutella

Just give it a try. . . !

 

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Method:

  1.   Preheat the oven to 190C

  2.   You will need 2 bowls.
          Bowl 1: Mix the Nutella with egg yolks
          Bowl 2: Beat egg whites with sugar till stiff

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Bowl 1 & 2

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3.  Combine the 2 mixtures using a spatula

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4.  Grease the ramequins with butter and lightly dust them with some cocoa powder

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5.  Evenly distribute the mixture into the ramequins

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6.  Finally, bake for 15 to 17 minutes and SERVE IMMEDIATELY!!!

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Seriously, it’s delicious!!!

“Le souffle n’attend pas, on attend le soufflé.” 

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Who wants a bite?

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Yuuuummm…!

xxx N

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Hawaiian Green Smoothie

After trying many different recipes for the “perfect” green smoothie, I finally ended up with my favourite one that provides plenty of nutrients and vitamins combined with an amazing taste. It’s something that can naturally boost your energy and improve your way of living.

Introducing my beloved “Hawaiian Green Smoothie” recipe that can actually be enjoyed either as a wake-up tonic or an afternoon refresher.

Trust me, it’s “rawesome” and aaall you need to get started is a blender!

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Total time: 5′ (serves 1)

Here are the INGREDIENTS that are gonna supercharge your smoothie:

2 clementines, peeled
1 banana
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 cup water

2 tbsp flaxseeds

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Method:

 1.  Peel and cut in small slices all of the ingredients

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Preps

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2.  Combine them into the blender in the following order

(PSST!! Add some ice too!)
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3.  Blend until smooth

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4.  Pour into a mason jar and GET READY to enjoy!! 😃

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One sip of this and you won’t be disappointed! 😎

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Love Cookies

Surprise your Valentine with the most tempting cookies in the whole world; butter cookies. It’s an extremely easy and yummy recipe so just try make some time for it.

As it’s February, the month of love, I decided to heart-shape them and decorate them with all of my love. 😋 So… Simple and cute butter cookies, all topped with royal icing. Couldn’t be better!

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Preparation time: 20’
Cook: 20’

Ingredients: (makes 45 mini or 22 large cookies)

220g butter, chilled
150g white sugar
270g all-purpose flour
50g custard powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg

Here’s everything you’ll need . . . 

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Method:

1.  Put the butter and sugar in a food processor and pulse until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs

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2.  Add flour, custard powder, vanilla extract and the egg and mix thoroughly

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3.  On a lightly floured surface, bring the dough together and form it into 2 flat rounds

4.  Wrap in cling films and chill for 30’, while you preheat the oven to 160C

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5.  Now roll the dough rounds out on a floured surface and shape them with a cookie cutter. When ready, lay them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

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6.  Finally, bake at 160C for 20 minutes while you prepare the toppings!

For the Royal Icing you’ll need:

2 cups of powdered sugar
The whites of 2 eggs
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
And of course, some food colouring

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Don’t panic, it’s easy:

  • In a large bowl combine the egg whites and lemon juice and start mixing
  • Add powdered sugar gradually and mix until incorporated
  • And now just add some food colouring, if desired…

Ready!!!

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* These cookies are made with Love!  *

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A sweet way to say “I love you”!

 

 

 

 

On-the-go Healthy Energy Bars

Wondering what you should have for breakfast or for a quick pre and maybe post-workout snack? Or what you should do at a really tough “is it dinner time yet?” moment?!

If you’ve only got 10 extra minutes, then try make your own healthy snacks that will keep you going through the day. Low in calories and yet so tempting!

Quick & easy to make!!

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Total time: 30′

Ingredients: (makes about 10-12 bars)

3 tablespoons of honey
4 tablespoons of cereal (mixed)
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp chopped pistachios
1 tbsp walnuts (roughly chopped)
1 tbsp raw almonds (chopped)
1 tbsp chocolate drops

Ready…? Go!

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The ingredients

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C
  2. Line the baking pan with parchment paper
  3. In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the honey

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4. Warm the honey and pour it over the dry ingredients; mix well to combine

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5. Press the mixture firmly and place it into the oven

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6. Bake for about 20 minutes

7. When ready, let it cool for some time and cut equally into 12 bars

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Finally, these delicious guilt-free snacks are ready to be enjoyed for the entire week!

Grab & Go, Grab & Go . . . !

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DO-NUT worry!

I was out with my sister the day before, drinking coffee and eating those typical cute donut pans. When I came back home I decided to give it a try; and whoop! Here we are! Delicious, baked and quite easy to make! DO-NUT worry! On weekends we don’t count calories 😉

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Ingredients: (makes 2 dozen medium donuts)

3 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk (better warmed)
3/4 cup melted butter
4 eggs
1tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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The ingredients

It’s the easiest way cause you won’t need to deep-fry them or use any machine for the dough. Let’s go!

Method:

Bowl 1: Add your flour, yeast and and salt; mix well
Bowl 2: Whisk together milk, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla extract

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Bowl 1 & Bowl 2

Mix the two bowls together with a spatula until you form a dough

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Getting closer… Dough ready!

Cover tightly with a cling film and a towel and let it stand in a room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. You’re gonna see it rise!
Then place it in the fridge overnight for about 12 hours

(next day)

Roll it out on a flour surface and shape the dough using a donut cutter (alternatively use a knife).
When ready, lay them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Finally, bake at 190C for 15 minutes while you prepare the toppings!

Topping Ideas:

VANILLA GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk

PINK GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
1 small drop pink food colouring

CHOCOLATE GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

OR top them with sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, jam etc. As you can see, donut toppings can only be limited by your imagination!

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Our Pink & Chocolate Glaze

……….yuuumm……

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Chocolate glazed

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Pink glazed

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ENJOY!!! 😍😎🍩

 

 

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are the simplest of candy to make; cream cheese, biscuits and time is all it takes to create something extremely delicious. Trust me, you’re gonna fall for them. To begin with, you will only need about 10 minutes to make these elegant and heavenly tasty truffle bites.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 packets of chocolate biscuits
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

METHOD:

  1. Blend the biscuits so thoroughly till they become one
  2. In a medium sized bowl bring the heavy whipping cream and the biscuits and mix them together with a spoon (use your hands if possible, for a quicker and easier result)
  3. Once the mixture is ready shape them into small balls
  4. Then roll them in cocoa powder or chocolate truffle and place them on the top of an aluminum foil
  5. Now place the balls in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 hours till they set

Follow me step by step 🙂

The ingredients

The ingredients

Start blending the biscuits

Start blending the biscuits

Place the biscuit crumbs into a medium sized bowl

Place the biscuit crumbs into a medium sized bowl

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly

Mixture ready; shape them into balls

Mixture ready; shape into balls

Ready? Start rolling!

Ready? Start rolling!

* A tip for coconut lovers(!!!): mix the truffle and the cocoa powder with coconut crumbs. Delicious…!!

When finished, place them on an aluminum foil. Off to the fridge (~2.5h)

When finished, place them on an aluminum foil. Off to the fridge (~2.5h)

GUESS WHAT?! Bon Appétit!

GUESS WHAT?! Bon Appétit! ❤

Oh, and believe me; they’re gonna look so tempting on your coffee table!
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