Summer BBQ ideas and inspiration

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With summer peeping from behind the clouds, here at Lily O’Brien’s we’re getting excited for everything that the warmer weather brings. Garden parties, BBQs and gatherings galore with friends and family! There’s nothing we like more than planning parties, so we’ve put together some inspiration on Pinterest. We’re thinking lemonade stands, jars full of flowers, lights in the trees and lots of delicious treats to spoil our guests! Click the image below to be taken to the full Pinterest board

Chocolate chip scones with Lily O’Brien’s Baking Drops

Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Chip Scones

Makes: 8 scones Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 15 minutes 350g self-raising flour ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 85g butter, cut into cubes 3 tbsp caster sugar 175ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g Lily O’Brien’s Dark Chocolate Drops, chopped into small pieces Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas mark 7 and line a baking tray with baking paper. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add the butter to the mixture and rub

Double chocolate ice lollies Lily O’Brien’s Dark Chocolate Drops

Double Chip Lollies, Dark Chocolate

Double chocolate ice lollies Makes: 8 ice lollies   Prep time: 30min Freezing time: 4 hours 600ml (1 pint) whole milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 100g sugar 2 tablespoons cornflour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 15g butter 4 tablespoons of Lily O’Brien’s Dark Chocolate Drops Ice lolly mould 1. Mix the sugar, cornflour, cocoa powder and milk together in a saucepan and heat gradually. Stir until the mixture thickens. 2. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla extract.

Chocolate Pinwheel Biscuits Recipe


Chocolate pinwheel biscuits recipe All you need is: 200g plain flour 125g butter 100g caster sugar 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp milk 2 tsp vanilla essence ½ tsp baking powder 1 pinch salt 30g Lily O’Brien’s Milk Chocolate Drops Makes: 50       Prep Time: 30 min (+ 2 hours fridge chill time) Cook Time: 10 min Preheat oven to 190C/Gas mark 5 and line a baking tray with grease-proof paper. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl and sift

Chocolate Crepes Recipe using Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Drops


Chocolate crepes recipe All you need is: 100g plain flour 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp caster sugar 1 pinch salt 225ml milk 1 egg 1 tin of pear slices (optional) Double cream (optional) 100g Lily O’Brien’s Dark Chocolate Drops Makes: 6         Prep Time: 25 min    Cook Time: 10 min Take care: this recipe uses hot oil Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the beaten egg and milk then whisk

Lily O’Brien’s Double Chocolate Muffin Recipe


All you need is: Ingredients for the muffins (Makes 14-16) 210g plain flour 225g caster sugar 225g butter 4 eggs 25g cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder A handful of Lily O’Brien’s milk chocolate baking drops Ingredients for the icing 100g icing sugar 235ml double cream 250g Lily O’Brien’s dark chocolate baking drops Preheat your oven to 170c/Gas mark 5, and line a muffin tray with muffin cases. Crack the eggs into a bowl and using a whisk (or an

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe with Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Drops

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We’ve made something super special for you … a delicious chocolate cake, that you can make in a mug, in under 5 minutes! Perfect for those times that you want a quick chocolatey indulgence, this mug cake recipe uses our baking drops to make a scrumptious sponge that you will want to eat again and again! You can use our milk chocolate drops or dark chocolate drops, whichever you prefer! Simply click the recipe below to be taken to a

Recipes to put a spring in your step… Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread

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The sun is starting to peek it’s head from behind the clouds, and flowers are starting to bloom… spring is here! With spring in mind, we’re bringing you some scrumptious chocolatey recipes to make on sunny weekends surrounded by friends and family, that everyone will love to eat. This month we have a recipe for churros with chocolate dipping sauce… a fun spring time dessert that tastes simply delicious. Just make sure to be extra careful when making the churros,

Chocolate Brownie Recipe with Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Drops

Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients (Makes 16) 225g Lily O’Brien’ Pure Dark chocolate (a pack of 16 pure dark chocolate bars is the perfect amount) 225g butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 200g caster sugar 3 large eggs (beaten) 100g chopped almonds Preheat your oven to 170c/Gas mark 3. Using butter, grease a baking tray (24cm square is an ideal size). Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a pan of near boiling water. Stir together until melted, then take off the heat and