Chocolate & almond butter swirl brownies

  INGREDIENTS For the chocolate batter 200g dark chocolate, chopped into 5mm chunks (150g for melting, the rest for the top) 100g coconut oil 100g white spelt flour 100g golden caster sugar ½ tsp baking powder 2 organic eggs, or 8 tsp flaxseed 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste For the almond butter batter 75g […]

Choc-tail masterclass

While the Easter holiday means different things to everyone, there’s no doubt the long weekend as we know it is about indulging with loved ones. So, Metropol has gone on an Easter egg hunt for the chocolatey cocktails to try this long weekend.     SHOOT THE EGG, NOT THE BUNNY The ultimate adult chocolate […]

Taking the cake: Original Foods Baking Co

Celebration season is upon us, and every Kiwi knows you can’t turn up empty handed. Original Foods Baking Co. is here to save the stress of reinventing the salad, engineering an extravagant platter, or choosing the best bottle of wine. Jaimee Ferris, Marketing Manager of Original Foods Baking Co., tells Metropol why this year you […]

Taking the cake

Traditional wedding cakes will always have their place, but if you’re looking for something which reflects the unique tastes and style of the newlyweds – why not forgo the fruitcake and white fondant for something a little different?   There are many ways to pay homage to the custom of a cake without being tied […]

Takes the cake

It’s long been said you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but with our roundup of the latest cake trends for the Romeos and Juliets of 2020, you might just be able to! These are some of the sweetest staples of the big day.   CROCHET CAKE: You’ll find crochet and macramé winding […]

Sweet like chocolate

Velvety tones of chocolate and caramel create a delicious bedroom retreat that is perfect for autumn. You won’t want to leave the comforts of your cocoon, as these cool combinations will give you Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory vibes (before things began to turn pear-shaped).     We’ve come up with ways to drizzle these tones […]

Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are an easy recipe that will reap many brownie points from your Valentine this year, especially when you personalise them with their favourite flavour combo.     INGREDIENTS 250g high quality dark chocolate (62 percent cacao or higher) 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract OPTIONAL FLAVOUR FUSIONS Mint leaves […]

A sweet empire

Oonagh Browne’s love affair with chocolate has been more rich, intense and satisfying than for most. In fact, she says, it saved her life. We catch up with the queen of chocolate about why she believes eight cacao beans a day keeps the doctor away.     Irish-born Oonagh had been climbing the corporate ladder […]