A Sweet Surprise for Mother’s Day: Homemade Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark made with Sephra Belgian White Chocolate, Pink Oil-Based Chocolate Colouring, Mini Marshmallows and Evolved Freeze Dried Raspberries.

As Mother’s Day approaches, many of us search for that perfect gift to express our love and appreciation. While flowers and cards are always thoughtful, why not surprise her this year with something homemade and delicious? Chocolate bark is tasty, easy to make and guaranteed to impress. And when it comes to quality chocolate, Sephra Belgian Chocolate takes this sweet treat to a whole new level.

I prepared two different flavours because chocolate this good never lasts long! For the first bark (pictured above), I used Sephra Belgian White Chocolate. I divided the chocolate in half and coloured one half with Pink Oil-Based Chocolate Colouring. Then, I swirled the two chocolates together using a Skewer to achieve a marbled effect. I topped it with Evolved Freeze Dried Raspberries and Mini Marshmallows for a delightful crunchy and chewy blend. As for the other bark, I again used Sephra Belgian White Chocolate. This time, I incorporated Mini Marshmallows and caramel popcorn, resulting in a delicious combination.

Chocolate Bark made with Sephra Belgian White Chocolate, Mini Marshmallows and caramel popcorn.

How to make your own Chocolate Bark

To start, gather your ingredients. You’ll need Sephra Belgian Chocolate, which boasts a rich and luxurious flavour that’s perfect for chocolate bark. Choose from Dark, Milk, or White Chocolate, depending on Mum’s preference. You’ll also want to gather an assortment of toppings to add texture and flavour to your bark. Think nuts, Marshmallows, sweets, pretzels, popcorn, and even a sprinkle of sea salt for that perfect balance of sweet and savoury. There really is no right or wrong here! Add all of mum’s favourites to create her the perfect chocolate treat.

Once you have everything you need, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen. Begin by melting the Sephra Belgian Chocolate, taking care to stir it until smooth and glossy. Then, pour the melted chocolate onto a greaseproof paper-lined baking sheet, spreading it into an even layer with a spatula.

Now comes the fun part – decorating your chocolate bark! Sprinkle your chosen toppings generously over the melted chocolate, getting creative with your combinations. Whether Mum has a sweet tooth for Mini Fudge Squares, Milk Chocolate Beans, or Crunchy Honeycomb Chunks, there’s no wrong way to top your bark.

When you’re happy with your Chocolate Bark, pop it in the fridge to set. Once the chocolate has hardened, it’s time to break it into pieces. Channel your inner chocolatier and snap the bark into rustic shards. Package your chocolate bark in a pretty box or tin, tie it with a ribbon, and voila – you have a homemade gift that’s sure to delight Mum on her special day.

Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea in the morning or as a sweet after-dinner treat, homemade chocolate bark made with Sephra Belgian Chocolate is a gift from the heart that Mum will is sure to love. So this Mother’s Day, skip the store-bought sweets and show Mum just how much you care with this easy homemade treat.

Easy 4-Ingredient Lotus Biscoff Truffle Recipe

The story of Lotus Biscoff is one of innovation and passion. Crafted from a special blend of caramelised sugar and spices, these biscuits were originally known as “speculoos” in Dutch, a traditional treat enjoyed during the festive season. However, it wasn’t until the 1950s that Lotus Bakeries refined the recipe, perfecting the biscuit’s characteristic crunch and caramelised taste that would soon captivate taste buds worldwide.

Fast forward to today, and Lotus Biscoff has become synonymous with indulgence and creativity in the realm of desserts. Whether enjoyed on its own as a snack or incorporated into decadent recipes, such as cheesecakes, brownies and ice creams, the distinctive flavour of Lotus Biscoff adds something special to every bite.

In recent years, the popularity of Lotus Biscoff has soared to new heights, this is thanks to the introduction of Lotus Biscoff Spread — a creamy, smooth blend made from finely ground Biscoff Biscuits. This delectable spread has become a staple for bakers and dessert enthusiasts, and even of those who can’t resist eating it by the spoonful.

Now, imagine the irresistible fusion of Lotus Biscoff Biscuits, Lotus Biscoff Spread, and Sephra White Belgian Chocolate coming together in the form of these Easy 4-Ingredient Biscoff Truffles. With just a handful of ingredients, you can turn these beloved biscuits into decadent bites of creamy, crunchy bliss that are sure to impress.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Begin by crushing your Lotus Biscoff Biscuits into fine crumbs. You can achieve this easily by placing them in a zip-top bag and using a rolling pin to crush them. Alternatively, pulse them in a food processor until they reach a fine crumb consistency.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed Lotus Biscoff Biscuits with the cream cheese and Lotus Biscoff Spread. Use a spoon or spatula to thoroughly mix everything together until well combined and smooth. The mixture should be thick, almost like a paste.
  3. Once the mixture is well combined, use your hands to roll it into small truffle-sized balls. Place the truffle balls on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Let the truffles set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. While the truffles are chilling, melt the Sephra White Belgian Chocolate.
  5. Once the truffle balls are firm, remove them from the fridge. Using a fork or dipping tool, dip each truffle into the melted white chocolate, ensuring it is completely coated. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off before placing the coated truffle back onto the greaseproof paper-lined tray.
  6. I finished the truffles off with a sprinkle of crushed Lotus Biscoff Biscuits, then put back into the fridge to allow the chocolate to set completely.
  7. Once the chocolate coating is set, your Biscoff Truffles are ready! Serve them and enjoy – I don’t think they will last very long!

Head over to our TikTok to watch how we made the truffles following these steps.

With just four ingredients and a few simple steps, you’ve created a batch of irresistible Biscoff Truffles. Whether you’re treating yourself to a sweet indulgence or sharing them with friends and family, these creamy, crunchy mouthfuls of bliss are guaranteed to delight.

The Croffle: A Delicious Fusion of Croissant and Waffle

Food trends are constantly evolving, and the culinary world is always finding new and exciting ways to surprise our taste buds. One such trend that has gained popularity in recent years is the Croffle. This delightful creation combines the flakiness of a croissant with the crispiness of a waffle, resulting in a unique and mouthwatering treat.

Initially introduced in Seoul, South Korea, croffles are essentially a hybrid pastry that blends the buttery, layered goodness of a croissant with the texture and grid-like pattern of a waffle. The result is a crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside treat that offers the best of both worlds. These delectable pastries, whether sweet or occasionally savory, swiftly established themselves as a must-have item in fashionable patisseries, coffeehouses and dessert parlours worldwide.

How to make a Croffle

Creating a Croffle starts with croissant dough, which is made from layers of butter and pastry dough, folded and rolled repeatedly to create that signature flaky texture. Traditionally, croissants are baked in the shape of crescents, but for croffles, the dough is cooked in a waffle iron instead of being baked in the oven. The waffle iron is crucial to achieving the unique croffle texture. It presses the layers of croissant dough together, creating a crispy exterior while preserving the soft, flaky interior. The waffle iron also gives the croffle its distinctive grid pattern, which adds to its visual appeal.

For those who are staying current with the croffle craze and considering incorporating them into their menu, Sephra has introduced the Croffle Maker. This appliance features a clever rotating mechanism, allowing it to be positioned at an angle, effectively directing any surplus oils into a handy drip tray. This eliminates the risk of excess grease build-up, which might harm conventional machines over time. The machine is equipped with user-friendly coated plates that are easy to clean, adjustable timers and thermostats, as well as an audible alarm that notifies you when your delectable, golden croffles are ready.

How to serve a Croffle

Much like croissants and waffles, croffles come in a variety of flavours and fillings to cater to diverse tastes. While the classic plain croffle is a delightful treat on its own, many bakeries and cafés offer inventive variations, such as chocolate-filled croffles, almond croffles, or savoury options like ham and cheese croffles. These options allow you to choose your own adventure when it comes to flavour.

Croffles are often served with an array of toppings and accompaniments to take them to the next level. Sweet croffles may be garnished with powdered sugar, fresh berries, whipped cream, or a drizzle of Maple Syrup. Savoury croffles can be paired with ingredients like scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, or hollandaise sauce. The possibilities are endless.

Some of our favourite combinations are Sephra Chocolate Fudge Topping Sauce with Sephra Mini Fudge Pieces, Sephra Milk Chocolate Sauce with Cadbury Crunchie Bits or Sephra White Chocolate and Raspberry Topping Sauces with fresh fruit.

It comes as no shock that croffles have garnered such widespread popularity. Their distinctive texture and adaptability render them a delectable delight that can be customised to suit a diverse range of tastes. Not only that, but their visually captivating grid pattern makes them an ideal treat for showcasing on Instagram. Whether you’re a fan of sweet and savoury, there is a croffle for you. If you haven’t tried one yet – what are you waiting for?!

The Delightful World of Cookies

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The Delightful World of Cookies… Imagine the tantalising aroma of freshly baked cookies enveloping the air, conjuring feelings of comfort and indulgence. In this journey, we delve into the fascinating realm of cookies. Trace their history from timeless classics like chocolate chip cookies to the exciting realm of warm, gooey cookie dough, luscious cookies with soft filled centres, and inventive cookie pucks with delightful fillings. Join us in celebrating the art of baking as we explore a range of cookie styles that promise to ignite your imagination.

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New & improved Sephra Commercial Crêpe Maker

Sephra Commercial Crêpe Maker

CFW is proud to introduce the high-quality new & improved Sephra Commercial Crêpe Maker. Manufactured with premium materials for professionals to use in Commercial foodservice applications. The Sephra Crêpe Griddle has one coiled heating element for uniform heat distribution and thermostatic control from 50ºC to 300ºC for precision cooking.

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Sephra Honeycomb, Multicoloured Sugar Strands and Compound Vermicelli

Sephra Honeycomb Granules, Dust and Sephra Vermicelli

Sephra Honeycomb Large (7mm-14mm) and Small (2mm-5mm) Coated Granules are delicious golden coloured Honeycomb in mixed shapes and sizes of chunks/pieces. Packaged in a 1.2kg plastic resealable tub our Honeycomb Granules are excellent value and excellent quality. Sephra Honeycomb Dust is a delicious golden-coloured honeycomb in a powdered form. Sephra Honeycomb Granules are perfect for giving a beautiful finishing touch to your creations. Use them to decorate your Cakes, Cupcakes, Fudge, Brownies, or other baked goodies for a decadent golden luxurious look or sprinkle them over your Ice Cream, Waffles, Crepes, Donuts, or other desserts to give them a tasty gold-like shimmer! For the avid chocolatier, these are a great addition to put a crunch inside your Chocolates!

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