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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

The Ottolenghi Clementine & Almond Syrup Cake Recipe You Need To Make

By Gracie Carroll

No matter how far into “Martha Mode” I dive into during the holiday season, I’ll never be the type of baker who likes to spend hours intricately decorating cookies or cakes. Instead I prefer to focus on dedicating my time to creating an array of different sweets that cater more to the adult eye and palette.

In my typical fashion of serving everything family style, when hosting a holiday dinner or party, I normally like to set up a sweets table for people to help themselves to. However, in my house you won’t find any mounds of candies on display, the sweets table instead always offers an array of home-made goods.

Here I’m sharing 2 decadent chocolate dessert recipes that are both made with chocolate from Chocolats Favoris, a Quebec-based brand that has recently become available and opened stores in Ontario. Anyone who has baked with chocolate before will know that the selection can often be rather slim when searching for quality chocolate to cook with (that’s still affordable), and I really love that Chocolats Favoris not only has a great selection for home baking enthusiasts, but is a Canadian company too.

Now on to sweet side of cooking and the two dessert recipes that I’m sharing today. The first is an incredible Clementine & Almond Syrup Cake topped with chocolate icing that’s one of my favourite recipes from the Jerusalem cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. Clementines are always present in my home over the holidays, and they hold a lot of significance at Christmas time. In my humble opinion, this cake is an absolutely exquisite dessert to serve as a compliment to your holiday feast.

The second recipe is for Chocolate Bark that’s not only simple and easy to make, but looks beautiful too. I also love that you can customize them any way you please and making Chocolate Bark can be a great option for a group activity or something to get kids involved with.

See below for how to make the Clementine & Almond Syrup Cake and Chocolate Bark!

Clementine & Almond Syrup Cake

Super fragrant and light in texture, this addictive cake will keep you coming back again and again for more. Moist and delicious, this will for sure be your next go-to dessert recipe for any occasion!

Serves 8-10

What You Need:

For the chocolate icing:

What To Do:

Basic Chocolate Bark

Here’s what you need for the foundation of a basic chocolate bark recipe which is all you need to start creating every and every flavour and ingredient combination your heart desires. My bark included toasted coconut, crushed pistachio, Cocoa Nibs and Dehydrated Marshmallows from Chocolats Favoris, and a few chili flakes.

What You Need:

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For more information on Chocolats Favoris products and locations, please visit chocolatsfavoris.com



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