Restaurant Reviews

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Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and views on food, with you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Unbaked Chocolate Biscuit Cake (The Fruity Version)

Following on from the recipe that I posted on Sunday for an unbaked chocolate biscuit cake (similar to the one being prepared for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton), here is a variation to the recipe that will give you a "fruity/nutty version" of the unbaked chocolate biscuit cake.

Use the same recipe, except substitute 2 tablespoons of Lyle's Golden Syrup for the condensed milk and add in the following extra ingredients:

- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup dried tart cherries

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Unbaked Chocolate Biscuit Cake

As a follow up to yesterday's recipe for an unbaked (or "no bake") chocolate biscuit cake, similar to the one being made for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, here is a variation on the recipe.

For an "adult" version of the unbaked chocolate cake, add a little vodka or rum to the mixture (according to taste).

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Unbaked Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Unbaked Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Here is a recipe for an unbaked chocolate biscuit cake, similar to the one being made for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Ingredients

- 12 ounces of chocolate (eating chocolate not cooking chocolate - milk or dark according to taste)
- 4 ounces of butter or margarine
- One ordinary can of condensed milk
- One or two packets of crushed digestive biscuits (you can use ginger biscuits, chocolate covered digestive biscuits or rich tea biscuits if you prefer)

Method

Place 6 oz of chocolate, 4 oz of butter or margarine, and the contents of one can of condensed milk in a bowl on top of a saucepan 1/3rd full of water

Heat the water (not to boiling point) over a low heat

Stir the contents of the bowl

Melt the chocolate and blend the ingredients

Remove it from the heat

Stir in the biscuits

Line a cake tin with foil or clingfilm.

Tip the mixture into the tin and smooth it over

Chill in the fridge for 4 - 6 hours

When chilled and firm, turn the cake out onto a plate

Melt the remaining chocolate, and pour or spread it onto the top of the cake.

Note: the more finely crushed the biscuits, the more "solid" the unbaked chocolate cake.

Note: for an "adult" version of the unbaked chocolate cake, add a little vodka or rum to the mixture (according to taste).

Don't forget to visit Accountants Can Cook which contains anecdotes of my travels around the world, together with 120 of my favourite recipes amassed during 40 years of travelling, eating and cooking.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pigs Can Fly

Pigs Can Fly

According to a survey carried out for National Butchers' Week, 17% of British people think that pigs have wings.

However, this alarming ignorance was not just confined to pigs. According to 23% of those surveyed, chickens have chops and lambs have drumsticks.

This level of ignorance is truly disheartening and alarming.

As a small child I used to love visiting the local butcher shop with my dad, and would sometimes be allowed to take a look around inside the refrigerator to see the animal carcasses.

Great fun!