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  1. Author: Magdalena Marsden


    New Chocolate Truffle Course


    So, it's Sunday and I find myself, yet again happily exhausted at the end of a long week.  Have you noticed how cup of tea just taste so much better, when you are completely worn out ? Officially I was on 'holiday', but honestly has anyone actually taken a proper holiday when they are self-employed ?

  2.  Author: Magdalena Marsden

    Well, believe me or not, I have been asked this question so many times, that later last year I decided, it was time to set up few chocolate making classes and share my passion for chocolate and my chocolate making skills with others.

    Like with all my other baking courses, I first ran the course with my friends and people who already attended my 'Artisan Bread Baking Course' in the past. I wanted to try and test how well the course will run and how difficult or easy it will be get everyone's chocolate tempered at the same time.


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    It was a great fun - even when the temperatures on one day were too hot to work with the chocolate properly. Everyone enjoyed this chocolate making experience - from designing their own chocolate truffle ganashe flavour to learning how to dip and decorate the truffles like a professional chocolatier.

    I have also prepared plenty of chocolate tasting of our Origin's chocolates, filled truffle bars and chocolate truffles that I made previously. At the end of the sessions, everyone's chocolates were beautifully wrapped in chocolate boxes - ready as a unique chocolate gift.

    I have had some great comments back - most of the times people didn't believe that they can create something so perfect the first time round! I must admit I'm always admiring the end results - everyone's chocolates are so different and beautiful too.


    Chocolate Truffle Workshops

    The Chocolate Truffle Making workshops have been now running for over a year and I love sharing my passion for good chocolate with other people. Our chocolate making workshops are run in our victorian chocolate kitchen in South East London, Bexleyheath.




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    Iced coffee is one of my favourite ways of enjoying coffee in summer. Iced Coffee is very common drink on the continent, but not so much in the UK. Well, I think, it's time to change that!I always offer refreshments, when I run my baking courses and this week, I decided to prepare my version of Iced Coffee. I was right that nobody really wanted a hot drink anyway and my iced coffee was a bit of a welcomed novelty.

  4. Author: Magdalena Marsden


    A day out in London ! Hurrah ! Under the pretence of research (really it was a research, but still a lots of fun !) I headed off to London to visit Speciality and Fine Food Fair at Olympia. This was a trade show only, so I had my ticket in advance and also had the chance to plan which stall to visit. (Precise military operation, you see...)