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Confectionery

Chocolate's bitter-sweet symphony

Chocolate's bitter-sweet symphony

Chocolate has come a long way. Back in the day, milk chocolate was almost all you could get. That was mostly about the sugar, and had little to do with the cacao itself.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 11:58am

Easy-peasy crispy cakes

What you'll need:

Dark chocolate

Cornflakes

Marshmallows

Steps:

1. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over hot water.

2. Add the cornflakes and marshmallows to the melted chocolate.

3. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly coated with chocolate.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

The French confection

A few years ago, sweet lovers would have found it hard to buy macarons. But now these yummy little cakes are everywhere, and in every flavour you can imagine - from chocolate to wasabi.

The exact origin of the world-renowned dessert is not known. Many believe it was created by Italian-born French queen Catherine de Medici's Italian pastry chef.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Brown sugar

Making caramel is a matter of nerves: your natural instinct is to remove the pan from the heat as soon as the caramel takes on a slight amount of colour. But the caramel actually has a lot more flavour (and tastes less sweet) if you let it darken.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

How to make a party treat

Perfect for any party or get-together, these super-easy cake pops are sure to rock your world!

Cynthia Leung H-o-yan, of BulooBird Dessert, at Cat Stor, a cat-themed cafe in Causeway Bay, shows Young Post how to turn an ordinary pound cake into these lovely sheep on a lolly stick.

What you'll need

One pack of fondant icing

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jelly beans

There's nothing more sweet and fun than a pocketful of jelly beans to brighten up your day! Did you know that this little sweet is the most popular and colourful in the world? No wonder it puts a smile on your face every time you eat one.

Jelly beans are very old!

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jelly beans

There is nothing more sweet and fun than a pocketful of jelly beans to brighten up your day! Did you know that this little sweet is the most popular and colourful in the world? No wonder it puts a smile on your face every time you eat one.

Jelly beans are very old!

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

WOW Factor

Add glamour with gum

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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