Megan Deane Shares My Recipes for Lamb Breyani & A Delicious Chocolate Cake

As you will know, since you are obviously an avid reader of my blog and have followed or subscribed, I recently attend a lunch for Mother’s Day with a Twist, hosted by Megan Deane and as promised here is her post on the event that shares my recipe for lamb breyani as well as the best chocolate cake recipe you will ever have. If you do try the recipes out, please share with me how they turned out!

 You will find it here http://stuffedfeeling.co.za/2015/05/lamb-breyani-and-chocolate-cake/

If you have a look around Megan’s blog, you will also find posts about the other lovely ladies that attended and the recipes for the great food that they brought with.

xxx Viveshni

Blogger Recipe Series :{ Stuffed Feeling } Megan Deane’s Rocky Road Chocolate Mousse Tart

I have been meaning to officially kick off this recipe series that features some amazing bloggers, and have been hoarding all their delicious secrets in the mean time. The day has finally come and I am honoured to have the first recipe up from Megan Deane, the delightful face behind the Stuffed Feeling blog, the 2014 SA BLOG AWARDS Runner Up in the Food & Wine Blog Category. ( Yes, she’s that awesome!)

After months of social media stalking I finally got the chance to meet Megan last year at the Spice Goddess event and had the pleasure of being hosted at her home this past weekend for her Mother’s Day Lunch With A Twist . Megan’s blog is an index for all things delicious to cook and she has shared with us her recipe for Rocky Road Chocolate Mousse Tart. Hold on to your spoons, because things are about to get delectable!

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Life’s too short, so make sure you eat dessert first!

There is no doubt that life can be challenging; whether it be bad traffic, a bad day in the office, an argument, financial woes or health complications. Despite all of these things there are elements of our lives that help us get through those moments, and in my mind no matter how small they are, they are greater than any problem and help make tough times sweeter.

This Rocky Road Chocolate Mousse Tart is a little reminder from me, to look at the blessings in your life and indulge in whatever makes your soul happy.

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Rocky Road Chocolate Mousse Tart

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base

  • 400g (2 packets) Chocolate Romany Creams
  • ½ Cup Butter, melted

Filling:

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ Cup Castor sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 300g Dark chocolate, melted
  • 300ml Cream

Topping:

  • 3 – 4 Marshmallows
  • ¼ Cup Almond flakes
  • ¼ Cup Chocolate chips
  • ¼ Cup Chocolate sprinkles
  • ¼ Cup cranberries

Instruction:

Biscuit Base

  1. Crush the Romany Cream biscuits.
  2. Melt the butter and mix in a little at a time with the crushed biscuits. Note: You want the mixture to be sticky but not too oily.
  3. Press biscuit mixture in tart dish.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven 180® for 5 minutes.
  5. Leave out to cool down; once the tart dish has cooled down place in the fridge.

Chocolate mousse filling (recipe developed from www.taste.com.au ):

  1. In a bowl, whip the cream until at stiff peak stage. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add the castor sugar. Beat until light, fluffy and doubled.
  3. Add cocoa powder, continue to beat.
  4. Gradually pour in the cooled down melted chocolate into the egg mixture while continuously beating.
  5. Once the melted chocolate has been added to the egg mixture, take the whipped cream and fold into egg mixture.
  6. Once the whipped cream and egg mixture have been mixed and folded in, pour over the biscuit base into the tart dish.
  7. Leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Once the tart is set, decorate it with the rocky road topping ingredients.

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Thank you to Megan for this awesome recipe! This may just end up being a firm favourite.

Check out her blog www.stuffedfeeling.co.za and you can find her on Facebook and Twitter

Next week we have a Granadilla Fridge Tart from Inge Loker of www.snapsizzleandcook.wordpress.com

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A Mothers Day Lunch With A Twist Hosted by Megan Deane

There are few things better than good food with good company, especially if you are a food blogger. Megan Deane ( Stuffed Feeling ) put these key elements together along with a beautiful venue to host her ‘Mother’s Day With A Twist’ lunch this past Saturday.

I, along with Inge Loker ( Snap,Sizzle,Cook), Verushka Ramasami ( SpiceGoddess), Shirley Berko ( Cuizine Durban) and Nicola Meyer (Run On Coffee) were welcomed into Megan’s home. This lunch tradition was created by Megan in honour of her Mom, who is no longer with us, but was an amazing hostess, so I think it is a definitely a beautiful way to pay tribute.

The brief was that we were to bring along a dish or 2 that had been passes down to us by our mothers. My mind swirled a bit trying to choose the perfect dish and after much deliberation I decided on my lamb breyani as well as a chocolate cake. My mothers breyani is always something that brings back happy memories of the family being together from the time that I was little ,and it’s one of the first recipes of hers that I mastered, so I think it was a fitting choice. The chocolate cake, well I chose that because my sisters and I were lucky enough to have our mother be a ‘stay at home mum ‘ aka Domestic Executive, and I remember coming home from school everyday to something new that she had baked from jam squares to cakes and scones, so the recipe that I used was a twist on the hot milk sponge passed down to her from my grandmother.

The weather was beautiful and perfect for an outdoor lunch. There is an unspoken understanding between food bloggers that you take photos before you touch the food, and boy was there a great range of food to photograph. On the menu was starters of meatballs with the most delicious dipping yoghurt, jalepenos (my fav!) stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, battered and fried (I don’t think I really need to elaborate on how Ahmazing they were) and loaded potato skins. The mains were the lamb breyani including sambals and sour milk salad that I had made, a vegetable lasagne from Nicola, butter paneer and savoury rice from Verushka, french steaks from Megan and coronation chicken from Inge. The desserts were the chocolate cake, rolly pollies ( love that name ) from Inge, cute animal shaped cookies from Nicola and a crepe dish from Shirley. Needless to say it did feel a lot like Christmas lunch and we were thoroughly stuffed by the end of it as Megan had predicted.

I was so happy and honoured to have spent an afternoon with these lovely ladies, chatting and eating (and eating some more) and a special thank you to Megan for being such a gracious hostess and putting together such a wonderful lunch.

The recipes will be up on Megan’s blog Stuffed Feeling, so I will share once they are posted.I will also finally be kicking off the Blogger Recipe Series this Friday with a most decadent and delicious recipe from Megan and I have a guest post on the cooking classes held by Knorr and J-Something in Johannesburg.

If you haven’t made your plans for Mother’s Day, there are still seats available for the Macaron Class and High Tea. Go here to book -> Classes

Have a happy week!

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