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Crunchy Truffles with Brandy

Don’t you just love it when you decide to bake something and all the ingredients are right there? No need to run, no need to shop. Especially on a lazy Sunday! Well, this is what happened to me when I found a recipe attached to a dark chocolate bar and realized I NEEDED to prepare these amazing “drunk” truffles! OK, the name of the recipe wasn’t really “drunk” truffles, but having tasted them I think “drunk” is very appropriate…

The recipe is rather simple and requires only 5 ingredients, while the result is pretty and delicious. I can easily imagine a handful of these truffles put in a pretty, even handmade, box closed with a shiny ribbon and voila! A sweet gift 🙂

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

A few days ago it was Valentine’s day and I’m NOT the type of girl that boycotts the day. But I AM the kind of girl that enjoys sharing sweet treats! And so, the night before V-day, I decided to bake cupcakes for my lab-mates.

Obviously, I wanted each little cake to showcase some of Valentine’s traditions: chocolate, pink, hearts. And the result was delicious! Also, I used fresh strawberries and the frosting had an amazing fruity taste!

Before you start make sure the butter is in room temperature. Preheat the oven at 190ºC (375ºF).

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