Salted dark chocolate caramels.

Desserts & Pastries

Desserts & Pastries

The articles on this page are intended to show you how to make everything from desserts to sweets to chocolate. They cover a whole host of different recipes as well as guides on how to make caramel, how to make fudge, how to temper milk and dark chocolate and all manner of other things as well!


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Introduction

The prospect of making desserts and sweets can be very intimidating. When you cook savoury food, you see the cooking process unfold naturally. You often get near-instant gratification. Plus, because we need to cook to survive, it’s a skill we have to learn.

Making dessert isn’t quite so vital to our survival, although we all know people who would tell us otherwise! As a result, when I first started cooking, I had absolutely no idea how to make desserts, let alone sweets. I certainly didn’t know how to temper milk chocolate, dark chocolate or any kind of chocolate. I didn’t even know what it meant! Maybe I could have told you the differences between fudge and toffee, but I couldn’t have told you why.

I had to teach myself those things from scratch. Without even really knowing what it was I was trying to learn. And you know what I concluded? It’s a lot easier than you’d expect! If you’re wondering how temper dark or milk chocolate, how to make desserts or sweets, all you’ve really got to do is dive right in that first time and start to learn. Once you do, it will all fall into place. The posts here on this page are there to support you while you learn.

So if you’re sitting there wondering how to make sweets, you’re in luck! If you’re sitting there wondering how to make desserts, recipes like this black forest cake might well be perfect for you. If you want to know how to temper dark chocolate, we’ve got just the right recipe for you. Maybe you’re looking for a way to make perfectly cooked fudge? Well, this easy fudge recipe will show you exactly that, and it will you how to temper the milk chocolate you’re going to dip those pieces of fudge into.

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