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Chocolate Dipped Candied Oranges

Chocolate Dipped Candied Oranges

This has to be the absolute easiest dessert to whip up for any occasion and yet it never fails on its wow factor! This is a great recipe to teach the kids or the useless cook so you’ve got that extra set of hands next time you’re busy in the kitchen.   Ingredients Candied orange quarters Good quality dark chocolate   The quantity of the ingredients really depends on how much you want to make, and neither will go to waste if they are left over (another magical touch to this recipe!!!)   Instructions 1. Slice candied oranges into strips, about 1/2 – 1 cm in width. 2.  Line a tray with greaseproof paper. 3.  Gently melt the chocolate in the microwave until it is at a dipping consistency. 4.  Dip the strips into the melted chocolate, to about half way.  Place on the tray and in the fridge to dry.     So easy and versatile, these little gems are a great after dinner treat and make a beautiful party of Christmas gift, wrapped up in cellophane with a bright bow.  

Cherry Varenya

Cherry Varenya

This Russian inspired cherry syrup will add a unique twist to your morning or afternoon tea.  Traditionally used to sweeten hot drinks, it can also be used to make an iced tea blend or play with some decadent cocktails.   Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 cup Italian Amarena Cherries 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice   Instructions 1. Boil the water and sugar to make a simple sugar syrup.  When the liquid is clear, add the cherries and let it boil for a further 10 – 20 minutes until a thick syrup forms.  The time will depend on the thickness of the cherries and syrup to begin with. 2. Once boiled, add the lemon juice which will help preserve and brighten the syrup.  

Telstra Australian business awards

Telstra Australian business awards

We are very happy to announce that Kitchen Angel have been nominated in the 2014 Telstra Australian Business Awards. It’s been a big year and we are looking forward to even bigger and better things coming up soon. If you would like to be kept up to date on all things Kitchen Angel sign up for our newsletter here.

yuletide bake off

yuletide bake off

  Just when we thought we couldn’t possible eat any more on Christmas day, the dessert challenge was laid down  ….     T and J, face to face, ready to unveil their bake off masterpieces.         Very impressive desserts indeed!  But what they didn’t factor in was that nonna D, with decades of experience in the kitchen had made a little something of her own.  This little something has been a feature at Locale, much to the delight of our patrons, from time to time.     Whilst the French mastery of J’s vanilla and pearl sugar croquembouche and the modern take on T’s classics, aptly named the tiramitrifle (or was it trifle-mi-su?) were worthy of academy award accolades, it was the humble and unassuming strawberry pavlova roulade that stunned the crowds.  Cheers and praise were handed out to all and from the bottom of my heart, I thank all involved for those extra kgs that were gained whilst taste testing my way through the dessert buffet (someone had to be judge of course!).   So it seems my friends, that we have a couple of new Angels in the kitchen this year.  And whilst it isn’t a competition, they certainly raised the bar quite a few levels.  Not that we’re complaining, it means this little Angel & her hubby got to have a bake-free Christmas for a change.   What was the highlight of your Christmas table this year?   Love, your Angel,     Laura