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At Peter Rowland Catering, we think winter is the perfect time to enjoy our irresistibly good Hot Chocolate Fondant; this decadent dessert is the only way to finish off a dinner party – try stopping at just one! Yum!

Ingredients:

160g unsalted butter
160g dark chocolate
3 whole eggs
3 egg yolks
83g sugar
43g flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
A small amount of melted butter and cocoa to line the ramekins

Method:

Coat the inside of 5-6 large ramekins with a layer of melted butter then dust with cocoa powder and set aside.

Partly fill a saucepan with water and heat on a very low flame. Place the butter and chocolate in a bowl that sits over the saucepan, making sure the bowl does not touch the water level. Stir the butter and chocolate slowly until melted and combined, then remove from the heat to cool until lukewarm.

In a bowl whisk the eggs, egg yolks and sugar until lightly fluffy and pale in colour. Add in the chocolate/butter mix and flour and fold through until only just combined – it is essential to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.

Divide the mixture into the pre-prepared ramekins to 3/4 full and either cook them straight away or put them in the fridge to cool for later.

Cooking:

Heat the oven to 180 degrees. If you are cooking them straight after preparing the mix, check after 10 minutes – then every minute after that, you want the edges to be cooked, but the mix still soft in the middle.

If they have been cooled for a few hours in the fridge, check after 12 minutes, then every minute after that. The advantage to cooling them in the fridge, means the temperature of the mix is reduced, so that when they are cooking, the outside edges will cook faster than the inside – which will remain gooey.

 

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Chocolate is the way to my heart – I’m in heaven right now just thinking about these delicious treats; they are definitely on the menu at my house this weekend!

About Peter Rowland Catering: As a shining light in hospitality for over 50 years, our team of world class chefs, food designers, stylists, event producers and hospitality managers deliver any style of wedding or event – anywhere, anytime. We simply relish bringing the art of food, drink and hospitality to life.

Apple Pie Delight Cocktail s

There is nothing quite like a hot apple pie, and we decided to craft up this Apple Pie Delight cocktail for lovers of everything heartwarming! The delicious spice of this drink is just the way to warm the cockles of your heart at a chilly winter wedding  – or even pay homage to your grandmother’s favourite recipe!

Ingredients

  • 30ml vermouth
  • 15ml butterscotch schnapps
  • 30ml apple juice
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Apple slices

Method

In a glass, combine vermouth, butterscotch schnapps and apple juice.

Add ice.

Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over the cocktail, add a squeeze of lime and stir to combine.

Garnish with apple slices.

Recipe and image by Polka Dot Bride.

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Here at Polka Dot Made, we love any DIY project that is one of three things: simple, budget conscious and beautiful!

This tutorial for a Gold Glitter Dipped Feather Garland is all three. These sparkly and chic golden glitter feathers are an easy and economical way to add a little glam to your big day. Imagine strings and strings of these beauties hanging above a long table – or as a backdrop behind a bridal table. Doesn’t that sound lovely!?

Remember that these glitter feathers are particularly beautiful when they catch the sunlight – so if you can manage to arrange them in a space where they catch the afternoon light, you’ll be pleased you did. If you’re nervous about making large amounts in one sitting, don’t be! Make a few at first and you’ll discover how easy the process is. Then you can slowly but surely add to the amount as time permits.

To make a single string garland of six feathers. Repeat as necessary. 

You Will Need:
6 x white feathers
Craft glue
Paint brush
Gold glitter (this glitter was from Ikea)
2 metres of embroidery cotton

What To Do:
Step One. Take each feather and brush it gently with your fingers so it separates.

Step Two. Using the paintbrush, paint the first third of the feather with craft glue.

Step Three. Take a pinch of glitter and sprinkle it over the glue until the tip of the feather is covered. Repeat until you are happy with the level of coverage. Leave feather to dry. Repeat process for the other five feathers.

Step Four. Double over the embroidery cotton and tie each feather to the cotton. Hang up and admire your handy work!

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a pretty garland – and so easy! I like the idea of including more than one colour of glitter – a gold and silver combination would look very chic!

About Jessica: I’m a writer and a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials. I’m happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!