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Breakfast Parfait

breakfastparfaitWake up and smell the strawberries. This makes for the perfect start to the day. Breakfast in bed, anyone?

Ingredients

Method

  1. Take four glasses and line them up together
  2. Add 2 tbsp of yogurt into each glass and smoothen it out
  3. Add 2 tbsp of granola into each glass, then add strawberries
  4. Top this with honey and repeat the layers till the glass is full

Cheese Souffle

cheesesouffleBecause, sometimes it’s okay to be cheesy.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200° C. Grease ramekins with butter and sprinkle the parmesan
  2. Melt the remaining butter in a heavy pan and add flour. Stir and cook over low heat. Whisk in the milk and season with salt, pepper and mustard powder.Lastly, whisk in the egg yolks
  3. In a separate spotlessly clean bowl whip egg whites till soft peaks form. Lightly fold in the whipped whites and Cheddar cheese into the butter-egg yolk mixture
  4. Fill ramekins halfway and bake for 20 minutes

Mulled Wine with Cranberries

mulledwineKeep it hot. Keep it sweet with the cranberry version of mulled wine.

Ingredients

Method

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Simmer for 15 minutes
  2. Stir in the wine and cranberries. Bring to a simmer. Serve warm

Dark Chocolate Prune Truffles

chocolatetrufflesBecause any good date is incomplete without chocolate! PS: You have to start the prepping for this recipe a day in advance.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Cover prunes with orange/keenu juice and leave to soak overnight
  2. Place dark chocolate and cream in a bowl and microwave
  3. Place prunes with juice and 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate mix in a blender and process until blended and smooth. Add back to bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls, one at a time into cocoa powder, shake to coat and roll into balls. Chill until firm, then toss into cocoa again

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