Chocolate Chunks

Chocolate Chunks


This is the ultimate chocolate cupcake : packed with nuts, melty on the inside and topped with condensed-milk ganache.  Look upon them as emotional support cakes.

150 g flour
75 g good-quality cocoa
130 g brown sugar
290 g caster sugar
175 g butter, melted and cooled
1 t vanilla paste
3 free-range eggs
100 g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

For the ganache :

200 g milk chocolate
100 g dark chocolate
1 x 385 g can condensed milk


1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake holders.
2.   Place the flour, cocoa, brown and caster sugar, butter, vanilla paste and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
3.   Add the macadamia nuts and fold through. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake holders, filling them three-quarters of the way.
4.   Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through but fudgy in the centre.

To make the ganache, melt the chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water. Fold through the condensed milk, then spread onto the cupcakes.

(Makes 12 cupcakes)



Woolworths SA

Three ways with the chocolate fondant mix:

1. Whisk together 2 free-range eggs, 80 g melted unsalted butter and 50 ml milk.

2. Add the dry fondant mix and whisk to combine.

3. Fill the greased moulds halfway with this mixture.

4. Then add a marshmallow, a scoop of peanut butter or a couple of Chuckles to each mould. (A Lindt chocolate ball would also not be a terrible idea)

5. Top with the remaining mixture, then bake at 220°C for 9–12 minutes until set outside but still gooey in the middle. 6. Serve with a cup of freshly brewed coffee [Woolworths]

Life just tastes better with chocolate

Life just tastes better with chocolate

  [Andrew Whitlatch]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A chocolate maker
  • I’m originally from South Africa
  • Family  get togethers
  • I moved to the states to get into finance
  • A celebration of chocolate
  • It is believed that chocolate is a superfood
  • Nutritional value of this superfood
  • We do chocolate bars, and we do truffles
  • We make the best chocolate in the world
  • Anything is possible
  • Everyone there loves what they do
  • It almost freaks me out  a little bit how much people  like being there

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When you need to snap out of it

When you need to snap out of it

[Kit Kat Australia  & New Zealand]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• This won’t fit
• Not the way it looks in the instructions
• This is ridiculous
• Where are the words
• It’s like they want you to fail
• Hello, what’s this
• Have you tried turning it clockwise
• Let’s give it a go then
• When you need to snap out of it
• Have a break have a KitKat
• This is called a help line