Erik is one our three Divine Chocolateers. When he's not running workshops, he loves to try out new recipes in the kitchen. His favourite flavour is the Divine 38% Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt.
Drawing inspiration from the brand new Divine Milk Chocolate with Whole Almonds bar, I wanted to create something for almond lovers.I think this delicious desert should fit the bill, creamy, rich and decadent.
The coming of the warmer weather means I crave summer food. On a recent trip to Dorset to visit my mother-in-law who has the most beautiful kitchen herb garden, I came away with loads of fresh mint and was inspired to create this recipe for a delicious mint choc chip ice cream.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit’s screen debut in A Grand Day Out. Since that time Wallace and his faithful pal Gromit have had many adventures, all the while enjoying their favourite cheesy snack - Wensleydale. Using my favourite variety with cranberries, I’ve decided to create a tasty chocolate and cheese truffle that I’m hoping the animated pair would enjoy at the end of their 25th anniversary celebration meal.
Valentine’s Day. Love it, or loathe it, it is inextricably linked to all things chocolate. For this Valentine’s day I decided to come up with a recipe that would fit perfectly at the end of a home cooked meal for your sweetheart.
This Easter I was inspired by the humble egg which plays a central role in celebrations all over the world. I created a cake that would embody some of the characteristics of an egg; something that would take pride of place on anyone’s Easter table.
This Easter I was inspired by the humble egg which plays a central role in celebrations all over the world. I created a cake that would embody some of the characteristics of an egg; something that would take pride of place on anyone’s Easter table
This delicious vegan 'cheesecake' recipe was developed by Divine Chocolateer Erik for Bourgeois Boheme, a shoe company with vegan values. It's a deliciously smooth treat that is sure to please anyone looking for a sweet tropical adventure.
Recently, I was invited to participate in a museum series that explored connections between art,
food, flavours and cultures. The Leighton House Museum was home to the famous Victorian
painter and his life and work supplied ample inspiration for a recipe.
Chocolate during Leighton’s time would surely have been in the form of a drink. An avid
traveller, he would have enjoyed the various spices from far away lands, so I’ve included star
anise, cinnamon and chilli powder.
Why not try this rich chocolate drink? Perfect to enjoy on a cold winter afternoon.
When it comes to desserts, tiramisu ticks quite a few boxes for me. Sweet, creamy, coffee, chocolatey with a hint of booze, what’s not to like? My version of this classic Italian dessert makes use of our new Cappuccino Chocolate bar. To
make this a truly divine treat I’ve chosen to included a few of our fairtrade partners: Café Direct and FAIR spirits.
An alternative to the traditional Christmas cake. The traditional cake is
heavy on the currants and peel, but I’ve changed it up with the addition of cocoa powder and
some nutty dark chocolate. I wanted to make it easy, so when I discovered some mixed fruit that
had already been pre-soaked in brandy, I knew I was onto a winner. Although a long bake in a
slow oven, it doesn't take too much time to prepare. You can choose to decorate it with
marzipan and fondant icing, or serve it just as it is.
The creamy smooth taste of this delightful pudding will have you wanting more. The warmth of the turmeric balances well with the sweet coconut and spicy ginger. Keep your dessert course stress free and prepare this ahead of time. A delicious vegan pudding that will be enjoyed by all.