Oh what a weekend it was. The Chocolate Rush festival was held last weekend here in Melbourne – 8th & 9th August. It was a glorious weekend celebration of all things chocolate (dark, milk and white)!
Chocolate is a comforting best friend or a tempting mistress! It has the power to make a bad day a good one! It is definitely one of life’s luxuries. Chocolate Rush featured world famous chocolatiers, pastry chefs, food writers, and teachers from abroad and locally. Oh and a few speakers discussing the importance of chocolate fair trade ( a topic I will write more about later).
From rolling up your sleaves and participating in a ‘hands on class’ to sitting back and watching the masters show their skill – it was a luscious weekend.
I was lucky enough to be part of the Masters at Work series amongst other greats like Maureen McKeon, Nici Wickes, Andy Van Zen Broek, Alan Campion, Pierrick Boyer and the ultimate chocolatiers from Australia, France and Japan – Kirsten Tibballs & Paul Kennedy, Christian Caprini and Koji Fujita. Have a look at a few favourite snaps.
My recipes for chocolate brownies inspired and delighted as I worked my way through a lite version, a cheeky beetroot spiked batch and finished with a luscious gooey nut studded gluten free batch. Each brownie recipe also has a different method or technique for preparing, which gives each one a totally different mouth feel and end texture. Here’s the recipe.
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