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Day 389 – Casa Nini

I was getting a little grumpy as dinner at a friends was pushed back to 9pm, well that’s web we were to come over, dinner itself wouldn’t commence till a bit later. That all disappeared when I saw the dining area set up with a colourful patterned table cloth, appetisers nicely played and a menu, how cute! An array of Central American delights sounded tantalising but it was the dessert that caught my eye (doesn’t it always?!) – “15 minute” chocolate torte served with ice cream and berries.

The chef shared that the ingredients consisted of 70% dark chocolate, eggs and butter. No sugar! It was divine. moist and rich, the sweetness and creaminess of vanilla ice cream and tart raspberries balanced it well.

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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in cake, chocolate, dark, gluten free

 

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Day 381 – Nutty cup

Always looking to try a new brand I came across these Justin’s peanut chocolate cups in a new organic shop in Tsim Sha Tsui. They were quite sweet and a lot drier than I’d imagine. Apparently this is not how they are suppose to be as a friend has had them before, so perhaps they were fairing close to, or beyond their due date!

Nonetheless they seemed to do the trick for my chocolate fix. Though I definitely prefer Reese’s Pieces, maybe because they are more familiar.

If you come across them, they’re worth a try!

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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in chocolate, dark, gluten free, nuts

 

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Day 378 – Mousse please

Invited to lunch by the big boss, it’s always hard to say no, so I trooped along.

As with all set lunches you need to be a bit strategic and check out the deal and options available: 2-courses vs 3-courses, dessert, whether it includes coffee/tea and plan accordingly. The starter and mains were easy choices. But the dessert was an extra $30 which I must have vocalised as my big boss said, “you can get that too”! Sweet.

The choice between panna cotta and chocolate mousse was never really a difficult one for me, despite a colleague vouching for the panna cotta.

I eagerly finish my starter salad and crumbed sole filet and wait in anticipation for dessert. Unfortunately for my colleague they had sold out of the panna cotta. Any pity I had for him disappeared as mine was placed on front of me… Oh my mousse! Creamy and rich, the caramelised slice of lemon on top was the perfect mix if sweet and sour. It was a very happy lunch day.

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in chocolate, gluten free, mousse

 

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Day 377 – Gluten free please

After a big brunch lunch, I ordered a long black and decided I wanted something sweet to go with it. The cabinet had an array of delicious items but nothing was labelled gluten free so I had to ask them which ones I can could enjoy. The first thing she said was chocolate torte and I didn’t listen to the rest.

It was served with a potter of cream and dusted icing on top and was suburb! I forgot how full I was and ignored the conversation going on, and ploughed into it!! I was definitely full and equally satisfied by the time I had finished.

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Posted by on June 10, 2012 in cake, chocolate, gluten free

 

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Day 375 – French flavour

Needing to kill an hour or so while Toby was being groomed, we popped into La Cioche, a very authentic parisian cafe off the motorway. Not particularly hungry (I haven’t really been since being here, I haven’t stopped eating!) I opted for a coffee and the chocolate mousse and I wasn’t disappointed!!

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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in chocolate, gluten free, mousse

 

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Day 359 – Typhoon nesat

It was pure joy waking up to realise it was T8 and after confirming that all the meetings/interviews were cancelled for the day, I was unable to go back to sleep and decided to spend some time in the kitchen. While some gluten free muesli was in the oven, I wanted to try a new muffin recipe, and with the limited ingredients that I had I adapted a recipe, adding things and replacing things as best I could. The result wasn’t too bad, gluten free chocolate cranberry muffins:

Definitely better with a coffee!

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in chocolate, cranberries, gluten free

 

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Day 350 – Kezza

Reminded of a dear friend, I turn to this little packet of Kez’s chocolate chip cookies:

It would go perfectly with a cuppa and as said before with this little packets, they should seriously consider providing them on flights!

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in chocolate, cookies, gluten free

 

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