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Chocolate Recipes for Easter

Easter + chocolate: it just makes sense. So, in celebration of the annual cocoa frenzy we’ve put together a collection of our hottest chocolate recipes. You’re welcome.

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Apple and cinnamon hot cross buns

The mix of candied apple and dried apple combined with a sticky cinnamon glaze provides a new twist on an old favourite. These buns are equally good served warm on the day of baking, or several days later, toasted, with lashings of butter.

Nougat, salted peanut caramel and milk chocolate tart

What's not to love about a Snickers bar? All the elements are here, but if you don't feel like making your own nougat, you could always scatter some diced nougat in the base of the tart instead. The caramel is dark, verging on bitter, while a good whack of salt cuts through some of the sweetness - extra roasted salted peanuts on top can only be a good thing.

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Sugared apple galette


You'll need

100 gm dried muscatels 100 ml brandy 7 gm (1 sachet) dried yeast 30 gm caster sugar 80 ml (1/3 cup) lukewarm milk 330 gm plain flour 2 lemons, finely grated rind only 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten together, at room temperature 120 gm butter, softened For dusting: pure icing sugar   Sugar apple top 80 gm crème fraîche 60 gm butter, stored in the freezer for ½ hour 80 gm caster sugar 1 lemon, finely grated rind only 2 Granny Smith apples, very thinly sliced

Method

  • 01
  • For brioche base, add muscatels and brandy to a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat until brandy is absorbed (4-5 minutes). Set aside and cool.
  • 02
  • Combine yeast, a pinch of the caster sugar and warm milk in a bowl, stir to dissolve yeast, then set aside in a warm place until foamy (2-3 minutes). Meanwhile, combine flour, lemon rind and remaining sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and mix to combine. With mixer on low speed, add yeast mixture, egg mixture and muscatels and mix to combine. Add butter a little at a time and beat until smooth and glossy (4-5 minutes). Transfer to a buttered bowl, turn to coat and cover with plastic wrap. Stand in a warm place until double in size (1½-2 hours).
  • 03
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to a 30cm-diameter circle. Line a buttered 27cm-diameter fluted tart pan with the dough, rolling edges in and pleating as you go, and prick within border with a fork.
  • 04
  • For sugar apple top, spread crème fraîche over brioche dough within border. Coarsely grate butter and scatter two thirds over crème fraîche. Combine sugar and lemon rind in a small bowl, scatter two thirds of the sugar mixture over butter. Layer apple over sugar mixture, overlapping slices, then scatter with remaining butter and sugar mixture. Bake until golden (15-20 minutes), dust edges with icing sugar and serve immediately.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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