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  1. easy plum jam recipe

     

    Author: Magdalena Marsden

    Autumn is always a happy season, since it's a harvest time and there is so much colour in the countryside. There is also plenty of fruit around and one of my favourite thing to make is a plum jam. So, today I wanted to share with you my easy plum jam recipe, which I've tried and tested over the years.

  2. Author: Magdalena Marsden

    Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe

    This easy chocolate brownie recipe is perfect for when you have spare 20 minutes or so and want to make a desert really quickly.

    The recipe is also great to make with children - you can't over mix it and you don't even need electric whisk to mix everything together. I often bake this recipe to serve at my bread baking workshops and since a lot of people asked me for the recipe, I've decided to share it here.

  3. Author: Magdalena Marsden

    The cocoa tree story

    Where does cocoa tree grow?

    Cocoa tree was literary unknown to the Europe and Western World until about 16 century, when Spanish conquestors started to explore the New World (America).

    In 18 century, Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus, named cocoa tree ‘Theobroma’, meaning the ‘food of the gods’. This was because the Aztecs referred themselves to the tree as the tree which fruits are worthy food for the gods. The full botanical name is ‘Theobroma cacao’.