Chocolate Pinwheel Biscuits Recipe

May-2

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

May-1

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

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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

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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

Wait till I tell you… about the game of chess that led me to start my chocolate company

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It was February 1992 and after a long period of being ill from ME I was beginning to feel better. My husband, Jonathan, thought that a trip to South Africa and two weeks by the sea whale-watching would be just the thing to get me back to 100pc health. Little did I know this trip would change my life. We were staying at Whale Island Lodge, a huge thatched house on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The village is famous

Easter and Mother’s Day treats the kids will love to make… and eat!

March-2

Spring is approaching, the sun is starting to shine, and here at Lily O’Brien’s we’re getting excited for some of our favourite chocolate seasons coming up… Easter and Mother’s Day! Whether it’s little Easter treats or yummy cakes to spoil Mum, we’ve got some scrumptious recipes which the kids (and big kids!) will love to make… and they taste pretty delicious too! Just click the recipes below to be taken to a full size PDF for you to save or

Forget the cup of sugar, can I pick up my parcel please?

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Could The Growth of Online Shopping Mean We’re Becoming Friendlier Neighbours? We conducted some research to find out how the UK and Ireland felt about their neighbours… and we got some amazing results! We found that attitudes to neighbours are better than ever, and it could all be down to the growth in online shopping. Out of the 5000 people we polled, only 9% didn’t know their neighbours’ names. When it comes to doing favours for one-another, it seems in