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Homemade Ferrero Rocher – The Sweet Swap

Hello I am back! It got fairly busy the last few months, new job, moving places, issues with the place and recently just went to The States! On top of all that I was with no internet for a while :( . But now it’s all good and ready to go, I can start blogging again.

Last year I’ve participated in “The Sweet Swap” where you send a sweet treat to other bloggers and received 3 sweets back. It was so much fun last year so I had to do it again! I was on a tough schedule because the day we were flying back was the day the sweets was supposed to be sent out. I was in panic mode and rushing the sweets to make. I feel really bad to the lovely guys I sent them to Penny, Shari and Sally. I always been curious about making Ferrero Rocher but have been putting it off for a while. This was the perfect excuse for me to make them. The sweets I made look horrid and was quite messy. On the plus side I was very happy how they tasted. They taste pretty much like the real thing!

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Recipe adapted from here

Ingredients:
5 vanilla wafers crushed (coles brand or the arnotts ones are my preference)
120 grams of toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped
200 grams of Nutella
200 grams of good quality dark chocolate
6 tablespoons of neutral oil

Method:
1. Mix wafers, hazelnuts and Nutella in a bowl together together. Shape them into small balls about the size of a normal Ferraro Rocher. Place into the fridge until they harden
2. Heat a small pot of water and place a heatproof bowl on top of the pot. Place the chocolate and oil in the bowl.
3. Once the water has boiled gently stir until all the chocolate has melted. Turn off the heat
4. Dripped the hazelnuts balls into the chocolate until it is well coated. Repeat for all balls.
5. Place in the fridge to harden on baking paper. You can turn your Ferrero Rocher into chocolate on a stick but just putting a lolly stick before you pop it in the fridge

Biggest thank you to these people for sending me Sweets!

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Pistacio & Rose chocolate from Dolly

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3 different types of chocolate bark from Shari

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and Honeycomb from Alex

I want to do a big thank you to the lovely Sara & Amanda for taking their time to organise such an amazing swap :)

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Be Back Soon :)

Sorry guys! Things are a little hectic on my end hence the lack of blog posts. Promise to blog again real soon once things settle down

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The Tuckshop

A new burger joint called The Tuckshop has recently opened over the last few months. Upon hearing this from Chocolatesuze, I dragged the hubby to The Hills, just to eat burgers. The Tuckshop is run by the lovely boys from The Baron and is located in Glenhaven, a short drive from Castle Hill. Thank goodness they are located in an area with easy to find parking. Lucky for me, The Hills isn’t too far from home.

The restaurant has a few small tables outside, a large common table and a bar bench inside. Otherwise if the place does get too packed you can always takeaway and go to the park next door.

If you know me well enough , you will know that I will travel far and wide for a good burger. It can’t be any burger but must be a really awesome burger. I realise over the years that I am very nitpicky with the burger I like.

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I ordered the Cheesy with beef patty, pickles, cheese, onions, mustard and ketchup. My burger was glorious! I couldn’t even find the words to describe it. The beef was tender and juicy. Yes, that bun is perfection. On top of that, the perfect fries with Old Bay Seasoning to finish it off.

The first words my husband uttered out of his mouth was “Wow I didn’t expect this this at all”. It was like he went to burger heaven!

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My hubby got the pork burger – slow roasted pork with sriracha & slaw. The pork was so tender and hubby enjoy the pairing with Sriracha. The only fault he found was it wasn’t spicy enough so he ended up having more Sriracha to go with it :) .

Hubby also orders a coffee but sadly I forgot to take a photo of it, he said it was one of the best coffees he had in Sydney.

I could not fault this place at all and I have rave about this place to many people already. Parking check, family friendly check, amazing coffee check, great food check and amazing service check! I really love the fact it is away from the usual places you typically find good food (E.g. Newtown & Surry Hills). Please don’t be turn off by the location and visit when you have the chance!

1/78 Glenhaven Rd
Glenhaven, NSW 2156

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