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chocolate chip oat cookies

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This recipe for chocolate chip oat cookies is extremely easy and ready in 20 minutes. Follow this link and have a go at baking some for yourself.
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http://brightspring.net/chocolate-chip-oat-cookies/

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Onion, mushroom and gruyere tartlets - BrightSpring

Onion, mushroom and gruyere tartlets - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
This recipe for onion, mushroom and gruyere tartlets is perfect for an easy snack. Pre-made puff pastry makes it so easy for those can't-be-bothered days!
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Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced1 tablespoon unsalted butter16 ounces white button mushrooms, thinly sliced1 clove garlic, chopped½ teaspoon dried thymeSalt and pepper, to taste¼ cup white wine (can substitute chicken or vegetable broth)2 sheets puff pastry (thawed according to directions on package)1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (can substitute any variety of Swiss cheese)1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, beaten together (for the egg wash)Handful of parsley, chopped

 

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http://brightspring.net/onion-mushroom-and-gruyere-tartlets/

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Crusty Italian Loaf Recipe - BrightSpring

Crusty Italian Loaf Recipe - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it

ian This crusty Italian loaf is the perfect accompaniment to hearty Italian pasta dishes. Cover it in butter and use it to mop up all that lovely sauce.

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Crusty Italian Loaf is perfect with hearty pasta dishes.

 

Crusty Italian Loaf – Ingredients (Makes one – very large – loaf)

 

2 cups lukewarm water (approx. 100°F)1 package active dry yeast5 cups bread flour1 tablespoon light brown sugar2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2½ teaspoons salt1 egg white, lightly beaten

 

Crusty Italian Loaf – Recipe

http://brightspring.net/crusty-italian-loaf/

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Fig Bread - A Fiery Hit that goes Perfectly with Cheese - BrightSpring

Fig Bread - A Fiery Hit that goes Perfectly with Cheese - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Fig Bread is wonderful, tangy and sweet without being overpowering. The cracked black pepper gives it a real punch and makes it a perfect match for cheese.
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Fig Bread - Ingredients (Makes 1 loaf)650g strong white flour2 tsp cracked black pepper2 tsp salt7g sachet easy blend yeast2 tbsp olive oil425-450ml/¾ pint-16fl oz warm water350g dried, ready-to-eat figs, roughly chopped

 

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http://brightspring.net/fig-bread/

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Chocolate Cupcake Nests

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If you're after some Easter baking inspiration then try these Chocolate Cupcake Nests. They're fun to bake with kids and ready in no time.
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Chocolate Cupcake Nests

 

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

 

70g / ½ cup self raising flour70g / ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature70g / 1/3 caster sugar1 large egg, room temperature½ teaspoon cocoa powder¼ teaspoon baking powder

 

 For the decoration

 

2/3 cups icing sugar1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder60g butter, room temperature1-2 drops vanilla essence

 

 

Directions

 

http://brightspring.net/chocolate-cupcake-nests/

 

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Spicy Prosciutto Ham, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza - BrightSpring

Spicy Prosciutto Ham, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Forget premade pizzas or making a date with the pizza delivery guy, follow this Spicy Prosciutto Ham, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza recipe to make your own
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Dough Ingredients (makes 3 pizzas)

 

- 1/2 cups (375ml) warm water

- 2 teaspoons (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast

- 4 cups (600g) plain flour

- 1 teaspoon salt

- Pinch of caster sugar

- 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil

  

Sauce Ingredients

 

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

- 400g can chopped tomatoes

- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

- 1 teaspoon salt

 

Toppings

 

- 1 large green chili

- Prosciutto ham (grams)

- Mozzarella

- Basil

- Cracked black pepper

 

DIRECTIONS: http://brightspring.net/spicy-prosciutto-ham-mozzarella-and-basil-pizza/

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Cheese and Ham Straws

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Cheese and Ham Straws are fantastic for a quick and easy snack. Follow this recipe to bake your own and share with friends. Enjoy!
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Cheddar and Red Onion Bread Swirls

Cheddar and Red Onion Bread Swirls | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
These cheddar and red onion bread swirls are a combination of a standard white bread dough, caramelized red onion and tangy cheddar.
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Cheddar and red onion bread swirls – IngredientsFor the dough:500g / 4 cups strong white bread flour7g / ¼ ounce sachet of easy-blend dried yeast6 tbsp olive oil plus extra for brushing300ml / 1 ¼ cups warm water1 tsp salt

 

For the filling:

 

1 medium red onion70g / 1 cup grated cheddar cheese1 tbsp olive oil

 

DIRECTIONS: http://brightspring.net/?p=2551&preview=true

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Understanding Baking Bread

Understanding Baking Bread | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Baking bread is easier than some people perceive. Here we explain the process to show that anyone can bake a delicious loaf.
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Chocolate M and M Cookies - BrightSpring

Chocolate M and M Cookies - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
1 1/4 (155g) cups plain flour2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder3/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 stick (115g) unsalted butter1/2 cup (110g) packed dark brown sugar1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar1 medium egg3/4 cup (150g) M&Ms

 

DIRECTTIONS: http://brightspring.net/gooey-chocolate-m-and-m-cookies/

 

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Brie and Cranberry Puffs - BrightSpring

Brie and Cranberry Puffs - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Brie and Cranberry Puffs – Ingredients (makes 16)2 sheets puff pastry, chilled4oz brie1/4 cup cranberry sauce1 eggDash of milkSea salt16 lollipop sticks

 

Directions: http://brightspring.net/brie-and-cranberry-puffs/

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#Dessert #Recipe / Cake with chestnut cream and chocolate

#Dessert #Recipe / Cake with chestnut cream and chocolate | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it

INGREDIENTS:

2 eggs
70 g sugar cane blond
1 tsp. coffee vanilla extract
1 beautiful cuil.à soup chestnut
90 g soft butter
70 g of wheat flour (T.80)
40 g of rice flour
1/2 tsp. Coffee baking powder
50 melted chocolate (66%)
broken glazed chestnuts

 

DIRECTIONS:http://www.gourmandises2lea.com/article-cake-a-la-creme-de-marron-et-chocolat-121983581.html


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Stilton Shortbread with Rosemary - BrightSpring

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Things that are delicious: cheese, biscuits. What, then, could be better than cheesy biscuits! Try this amazing stilton shortbread recipe.
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Stilton shortbread - a great way to use up leftover Christmas cheese. 1 cup stilton, crumbled1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature1 ½ cups plain flour1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper1 tbsp rosemary, chopped Follow the link to get directions: http://brightspring.net/stilton-shortbread/
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Soft Pretzel Twists - BrightSpring

Soft Pretzel Twists - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a little breaded snack then look no further than these soft pretzel twists. Not conventional but delicious all the same.
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Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups warm (110-115ºF) water 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt, plus extra for decoration 1 (1/4-ounce or 7gram) package active dry yeast 4 1/2 cups all-purpose (US) / plain (UK)) flour 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Vegetable oil 10 cups water 2/3 cup baking soda (US) / bicarbonate of soda (UK) 1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 Tablespoon water Directions: http://brightspring.net/soft-pretzel-twists/
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Bamboo Cutting Boards - The Benefits - BrightSpring

Bamboo Cutting Boards - The Benefits - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Bamboo cutting boards are becoming ever more popular, and not just for the way they look. So what is it that makes bamboo cutting boards so special?
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Banana Cranberry Cookies - the healthy way to start the day

Banana Cranberry Cookies - the healthy way to start the day | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
These banana cranberry cookies tick all the boxes. They are easy to make, keep for four days, and are full of energy to keep you powering through til lunch
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Four ingredient cookies for the perfect healthy breakfast snack. Ingredients: 2 overripe bananas 1 cup oats ¼ cup dried cranberries ½ tsp vanilla extract For full instructions see http://brightspring.net/banana-cranberry-cookies/
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
These vegetarian stuffed peppers are full of goodness, and hearty enough to keep you feeling satisfied without being full of horrible fats and sugars
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Ingredients (makes 4)

2 cups cooked rice

1/2 small onion, diced finely

2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely diced

1/2 medium lemon, juiced and zested

4 medium mushrooms, sliced

1 medium tomato, diced

1 medium red chilli

150g feta cheese, roughly chopped into cubes

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1/2 cup fresh herbs, chopped (oregano, parsley and chives)

salt and pepper

4 bell peppers/capsicum to fill


For directions go to http://brightspring.net/vegetarian-stuffed-peppers/

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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Chocolate truffles are, in my eyes, the ultimate in decadence and are a doddle to make. Follow this recipe and impress your friends at a dinner party.
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Chocolate Truffles

 

Ingredients:

 

8 ounces/225g of bittersweet chocolate (high quality, 62% cacao or higher)1/2 cup/125ml of double whipping cream1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 

Directions:

 

http://brightspring.net/chocolate-truffles/

 

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Classic Cream and Jam Scones - BrightSpring

Classic Cream and Jam Scones - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
These Classic Cream and Jam Scones are ready in just 20 minutes and are really easy to make. Save the time and energy in going to the shop and make your own
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INSTRUCTIONS

 

350g self-raising flour1 tsp baking powder85g butter, cut into cubes¼ tsp salt3 tbsp caster sugar175ml milk1 tsp vanilla extractSqueeze lemon juiceJam and cream, to serve

 

DIRECTIONS

 

http://brightspring.net/classic-cream-and-jam-scones/

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Chocolate Caramel Cookies

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Chocolate Caramel Cookies are an exciting twist on the standard cookies. Chewy, gooey, delicious! Try them yourself, here.
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#HealthyRecipe / Caramelized banana and chocolate chip breakfast bake

#HealthyRecipe / Caramelized banana and chocolate chip breakfast bake | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it

Ingredients: 

1½ cups cooked quinoa
½ cup rolled oats
2 eggs
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ cup dark chocolate chips


For the caramelized bananas
2 large bananas, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon


Directions: www.runningtothekitchen.com


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#Dessert #Recipe / Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecakes

#Dessert #Recipe / Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecakes | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it

INGREDIENTS:

For the Crust

2 1/2 cups (4 1/2 ounces) pretzels
4 tablespoons (2 ounces) butter melted
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) brown sugar
1 large egg (1.5 ounces)

For the Cheesecake2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup (9 ounces) creamy peanut butter
1 3/4 cups (14 ounces ) brown sugar
2 teaspoons (1/3 ounce) vanilla
3 large eggs (5 ounces)For Ganache Topping1/2 cup (4 ounces) heavy cream
1/2 cup (4 ounces) semisweet chocolate


DIRECTIONS: frostingandasmile.com


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Blueberries' Polyphenol Content Altered Through Baking - BrightSpring

Blueberries' Polyphenol Content Altered Through Baking - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Researchers warn of altered polyphenol content in blueberries through baking. Phenolic acid levels increase and anthocyanin levels fall 10% to 21%
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Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter and Banana Slices - BrightSpring

Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter and Banana Slices - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
This is a very simple recipe for a healthy snack - Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter and Banana Slices. Follow the link for directions to make this yourself.
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Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies - BrightSpring

Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies - BrightSpring | BrightSpring and Delicious Food | Scoop.it
Cookies cookies cookies. Yum yum yum. Is there anything more to say? Didn’t think so! A couple of days ago I woke up with an intense craving for chocolate and cranberry cookies.
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75g plain flour50g unsweetened cocoa powder3/4 tsp baking soda95g unsalted butter (room temperature)95g sugar50g dark brown sugar1 medium egg (room temperature)75g bittersweet chocolate (chilled and cut into rough chunks)60g dried cranberriespinch salt

 

DIRECTIONS: http://brightspring.net/?p=2164&preview=true

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