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    I love growing my own herbs, so when I saw a chocolate mint in my local garden centre, I though I would give it a go! It was very easy to plant and look after - it practically doesn't need any help.

    Chocolate Mint is a medium growing mint reaching up to 60cm tall, but it can spread quite a bit. The large ovate leaves are a bronze – dark green, with deep reddish-purple stems. 

    It is called chocolate mint, but the aroma and flavour are not always recognisable. I can detect the mint with a hint of chocolate, but my husband can only taste the mint. Not sure whether my palet is more sensitive or whether after years of working with chocolate I can taste chocolate in everything.

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    This recipe for salted caramel sauce is one of the easiest recipes with sugar I've ever made. And not just that - it's also very versatile - pour it on top of your favourite pudding, ice cream, use it as a filling or just dive in with a spoon!

    There are really just four basic ingredients:

    • 200g granulated sugar
    • 90g salted butter
    • 120ml double cream
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    And here is what you do to make your salted caramel sauce:

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    This is probably one of the easiest chocolate recipes I've ever tried. Quick to make and it taste delicious. If you ever forget a pudding or the children want something sweet, this is the recipe!

    Like with many recipes, there are many versions, so I've decided to try few to see which one is the best one (the life of a food blogger is trully hard...). The main difference is whether the recipe includes eggs or not. Both are equally good, but in a different way. The one with egg is richer and slightly softer (it's very close to brownies, but not as gooey)

    Here is what you need for chocolate crunch recipe (without egg)

    170g unsalted butter

    170g caster sugar

    225g plain flour

    30g cocoa powder