Archive for February, 2017



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Back in the kitchen again and I love mango so made this jam again but have labels for them now looks great right?

This is not your normal breakfast jam and it is better not to have it on your toast for breakfast but it I soo tasty. if you’re not a drinker so to speak, well they are not really strong with the wine each jar has about 1/4 glass of wine (regular wine glass size, not those supersize glasses) as some of the alcohol is cooked out during the cooking process it is not so strong, still has the wine fragrance and flavour.

I got a real bargain this week 7 Mangoes for 3.50 and they were big, this batch I only used 3 as it was more than enough and I whole bottle of Prosecco, as there was more liquid I added some extra pectin to make sure the cooking time was not overdone and would still have some nice pieces of mango in my jam.

Although not a wine drinker I do like the wine fragrance and flavour of this jam with the delight of mango

I will post a few photos later when I use it in a  few dishes

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Chocolate thins


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Sometimes shop bought is just not enough, so I bought my own chocolate transfer sheet (some supermarkets are selling them but best to check out your locale or online bake shop)

I prepared the transfer sheet on a chopping board, the ones I had bought were in a tube so did not lay flat, so I just used some sticky tape to attached to the board to keep it flat.I melted the chocolate in a food bag, slightly massage the bag to make sure the chocolate was evenly melted then back in the

I then melted the chocolate in a food bag, slightly massage the bag to make sure the chocolate was evenly melted then back in microwave for 20 sec or so.

Once ready, cut the end of your bag and squeeze over one end the sheet and slightly spread the chocolate over to the other end of the sheet, leave for 5 mins then make your scores in the chocolate and leave to set completely.

Once set flip over and peel off the transfer sheet and break where you have made your score lines, you are ready to use and decorate your cakes, ice creams and cupcakes.

Store in a cool dark place