Adding cocoa to spaghetti bolognaise

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100% cocoa is often mistaken for chocolate, but that’s really not the case. Cocoa, also known as Cacao, is a fruit, and there’s a lot of work involved before it becomes chocolate. From the fruit you get cocoa mass, cocoa butter and the nibs (the outer shell of the bean). These make 100% cocoa, and you should try using it as an enhancer for your favourite meals. Spaghetti bolognaise is a dish most people have mastered, and by adding a touch of cocoa the mix, you can heighten the flavours of the meat, and take your dish to the next level. We’ve used cocoa in ours for over a decade, and many people ask for our recipe. We tend to buy a bar 100% dark chocolate, and grate it into...

Cheese on toast with a Mexican twist

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Cheese on toast is the ultimate breakfast, well the second ultimate breakfast after an English fry up. We like our a little hotter than most, and we’ve come up with some helpful tips to make cheese on toast with a Mexican twist. You’ll need crushed chili flakes, jalapenos, mature cheddar cheese and two slices of bread. Toast the bread first, and then cover it in grated mature cheddar cheese. Place it under the grill and as it begins to melt add your chili flakes and jalapenos. They’ll then begin to sink into the cheese, giving it the spicy kick. As the peppers cook through and soften, the cheese will begin to turn golden, and that’s when it’s time to take it out. Serve with a drizzle of tobacco and viola.

3 Guilt-Free Fruity desserts

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Us Brits love a dessert, and there’s nothing better than something light and cheery with a bit of zing after a heavy meal. These three classic options below are uplifting and not too bad on the waistline, whilst they all make for a terrify summer dessert. Sorbet One that’s designed to cleanse the pallet. Sorbets can pack really natural fruity flavours, and they’re very light and easy to enjoy. Jelly Who can say no to a bit of jelly with real fruit bits after a heavy meal? Not us. You can buy sugar free jelly and include orange segments and cherries, and it’s essentially a healthier option than trifle. Lemon meringue Meringue isn’t as bad for you as some may think, and it’s a again another light treat that bursting...

Making a perfect cheeseburger

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The best food can often be the most simple. That’s certainly the case with cheeseburgers and we’re going to give you some top tips. Buy quality mince. Don’t add anything to the meat other than salt and pepper. Make large patties so they’re not too thin. Cook them on a griddle and treat the burgers like a steaks. We reccomend medium. Melt the cheese on the burger when the cooking time (5 minutes or so) is coming to an end. Slice your toppings so they’re nice and thin. Always toast the bun. Coat each side in ketchup. Never forget the pickle. Serve with homemade fries So many people add egg, flour or onions to their burger mix but there really isn’t any need. If you follow our ten steps you’ll...

Christmas Pudding Alternatives

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Not everybody likes the taste of Christmas pudding; it’s a bit like marmite. Half the people seem to love it, and the other half seem to despise it, so it’s always good to have alternative ideas brewing. Chocolate cake coated in a rich chocolate sauce is always going to go down a treat on Christmas day. It’s all about indulgent food, and there’s nothing more sickly and satisfying than a slice of chocolate cake. Another option is a classic trifle. Who can say not to jelly, custard and fruit? It’s jolly and easily dressed up as a festive dessert with layers of red and white! One final option is a chocolate log. Swirls of chocolate sponge and cream never seem to go down a miss, and you can always add...

Beef for Christmas Dinner – Hear us out!

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I know not many people will like to mess with a traditional Christmas dinner, but hear us out first. Ask yourself this: How many times per year do you make turkey dinners? I’m sure the majority of you will eat a lot more chicken, beef, pork, lamb and fish than turkey. There’s a good reason for this too, it’s better! Here at Incredibleedibles we love the idea of beef for Christmas. It’s doesn’t dry out as quickly, it has more flavour, it’s moist when served and it’s quicker to cook. You’re not messing with too many components either; you’re just replacing turkey with beef. And let’s face it, most of us will buy a turkey that’s way too large, and then come boxing day we’re sick of it, we don’t...

Loose Leaf Tea – Why Bother?

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You’ve probably seen it in your local supermarket or heard about it from a friend who claims to be a ‘tea fanatic’. Loose leaf tea is growing more popular today, as is ground coffee, but why bother when teabags do the job? Well, a tea bag is more convenient, but if you really love the fresh flavours of tea, then loose leaf is probably your best bet. If for example, you’re making up a teapot for 4-5 people, using loose tea can be the best option, you will need a tea infuser though to make sure no leaves make their way into your friend’s mug. These come in different sizes, but if you’re regularly making a cup for one, then you’ll need one the size of a tea bag. By...