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If you are a baker that is as obsessed as we are with the powerful combination of marshmallow, chocolate, biscuit and MORE chocolate then you are going to love these cupcakes! The icing is a delicious home-made marshmallow fluff and the chocolate ganache filling is half-milk chocolate and half-dark chocolate, making it extra-specially delicious. For this recipe, you are really going to need two pieces of Tala equipment: the Cooks’ Blow Torch (for the delicious, smokey bonfire-scorched frosting) and the Cupcake Corer (for the luscious chocolate ganache core). Please note that the marshmallow fluff frosting contains partially cooked egg whites. Anyone with health concerns,...

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Hand  pies,  turn-overs,  pasties...whatever  you  call  these  delicious  little pastries,  they  taste  delicious  and  are  incredibly  easy  to  make.  A  mixture of lard  and  butter  makes  for  a  wonderfully  golden  and  flaky  pastry.  If  you are running  short  of  time,  fill  with  jam  or  shop-bought  pie  filling  –  just make sure  you  allow  them  to  cool  slightly  before  tucking in as the insides can get very hot indeed!     Ingredients: 250g plain flour 50g lard, cut into pieces 50g  butter, cut into pieces 3  tbs cold water 1  egg,beaten Demerara sugar 1  apple, peeled and chopped into little pieces...

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Rich golden caramel, smooth chocolate, crumbly shortbread base – was there ever a tastier trifecta? Everybody loves this classic tea time treat. Follow our easy step-by-step recipe and modify the chocolate topping to your own taste. We have used milk chocolate mixed with dark chocolate because we like the combination - but feel free to go completely milk chocolate or totally dark chocolate if you prefer.   Ingredients For the shortbread layer: 100g caster sugar 200g salted butter, softened 300g plain flour   For the caramel layer: 2 x tins (each 395g) condensed milk 200g golden syrup 5 tbs caster...

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Delicious frozen dinner party dessert? Or decadent pick-me-up in the garden on a hot Summer day? You decide! These gorgeously indulgent cheesecake popsicles are a life-saver in the hot weather and take minutes to throw together. The only ‘catch’ is that you need to remember to prepare them the day before to give them enough time to freeze (making you free the next day to enjoy the warm weather!).   Ingredients 220g full fat cream cheese 2 tbs condensed milk 2 tbs Biscoff spread 3 Lotus biscuits (or Speculoos biscuits)     Equipment Small mixing bowl Small silicone-headed spatula Tala 6 umbrella...

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This delicious marbled loaf cake, moist and chocolatey with fragrant citrussy notes, looks far more complicated to make that it really is. The loaf liner makes the cake incredibly easy to remove from the tin and avoids the need for laborious greasing and lining. You can keep the cake for a good few days if kept wrapped up or under a domed cake plate. For maximum contrast between the swirl dark and light sponges, We use the intense deep black Dutch cocoa powder, which you can find online. However, good quality supermarket cocoa powder is perfectly good.     Ingredients...

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