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Party Catering – Funnells Kitchen Chocolate Lollipops

Party Catering – Funnells Kitchen Chocolate Lollipops

Party Catering can be fun with Funnells Kitchen chocolate lollies. They are great for parties, events or just something to make with your kids. Young or old people will love these delicious treats!

Main Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate minimum 50% cocoa solids
  • White chocolate
  • Round lolly sticks

Toppings:

  • Smarties
  • Granola
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped nuts
  • Mini fudge squares
  • Brownie pieces
  • Shortbread pieces
  • Freeze dried raspberries
  • Popping candy
  • Whatever is in your cupboard!

Party Catering: The Chocolate

1) Boil a pan of water on your stove. Then place a suitable bowl over the pan and drop in the dark chocolate  (50% cocoa solids). Stir until completely melted.

Party Catering - Funnells Kitchen2) Then place a piece of greaseproof paper on a tray and spoon on a dollop of dark chocolate. Use the back of the spoon to spread the dark chocolate into a circle. Continue making more dark chocolate circles depending on how many lollypops you want (or can fit on your greaseproof paper!)

Jamie’s tips and Tricks – Keep your lollies an even size and well-spaced on the greaseproof paper.

 

3) Take a lolly stick, place it in the chocolate circle you’ve created and gently roll the lollypop until it’s completely covered in chocolate.

Jamie’s Tips and Tricks – Ensure the lolly stick is well coated with chocolate to give it a firm grip.

Party Catering: The Fun FillingsParty Catering - Funnells Kitchen

4) Carefully drop your chosen fillings onto the chocolate. What you put on your lollypops is up to you. Have fun and get creative. I found the more variety the more people will enjoy these treats!

Jamie’s Tips and Tricks -Always place the toppings on before the chocolate sets.

5) Melt some more chocolate white or dark and carefully drizzle over the lollypops. This will give extra hold for your toppings and boost the effect of these tasty looking delights.

Party Catering: Let Them Set

Party Catering - Funnells Kitchen6) Once you have created your lollypops place them in your fridge for 10-20 minutes. Once the lollypops are set you can carefully peel them off the greaseproof, there is a bit of a technique but you’ll be fine.

7) We find a great way to display them using some oasis (the foam florists use as a base to stick flowers in). If you don’t have any oasis you can use a tall jar or mug to pop the lollypops into, but trust me they won’t stand around for long, theses Lollypops will vanish very quickly!!

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What type of pancake topper are you?

What type of pancake topper are you?

Happy Pancake-day to you all!

Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday) as it is traditionally known has become extremely popular in recent years with pancake races and pancake tossing competitions being held all across the country each year.

The earliest records of pancakes appeared in the 15th Century but it wasn’t until the 18th Century when we became a little bit more adventurous with our toppings.

So, we thought we would ask the question; What type of Pancake topper are you?

Traditional Pancake topping

The more traditional approach to the pancake topping is lemon and sugar, this is the most recognisable of all the toppings. We think that this traditional topping represents the English Pancake and in our opinion is the best way to top your pancake, after all less is more. Make sure that you lace the Pancake with a generous sprinkle of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon and there you have it, a traditional English Pancake.

Fruit topping

Ok so we know that Pancakes themselves are not entirely sin free with just one Pancake (without the topping) containing nearly 100 calories! But, why not include a few of your five-a-day as a Pancake topping? Strawberries, blueberries, bananas, raspberries and blackberries all work well as a delicious and healthy Pancake topping.

Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate topping

So this option is very calorific but Pancake Day is one of the few days where we can over indulge, don’t you think? We have compiled a list of our favourite chocolate toppings;

  • Nutella
  • Cadbury’s Creme Egg (well it is nearly Easter)
  • Chocolate sauce
  • White chocolate

We are not saying to try all these toppings together but who knows it could work… but it maybe best to stick to just one.

If you want to be really adventurous you could add a couple of teaspoons of cocoa powder in with your Pancake mix to make it extra… chocolately.

Savoury Pancakes

Savoury Pancakes also date back to the 15th Century and there are some delicious savoury fillings out there to try.

Cheese is a very popular savoury Pancake filling and is also very easy to do. You can use a variety of cheeses from Feta Cheese to Stilton and Brie, delicious!

Meat fillings such as chicken can also be used and are also easy to make. Just think you could even have a savoury Pancake to start and then finish your dinner with a sweet Pancake, YUM!

Have you decided what type of Pancake topper you are?

Good luck to all who will be making Pancakes and please share them with us on our Facebook Page. We look forward to seeing them!