Winning Photographs, Photography Course at Lanhydrock and Chocolate Avocado Torte!

18 Jan

1  I mentioned before on our visit to the Natural History Museum, 13th Jan, that the photos were inspiring! Here are just three of them. If you get the chance to go, take it!

2  I’ve booked myself onto a Photography Course at Lanhydrock at the end of February and am very excited about learning how to take better photographs.

3  Sue, Mr S’s cousin made a wonderful Chocolate Torte for the wake last week. She has sent me the recipe today and I’ll be trying it soon. It has avocados, cocoa and coconut oil with a pecan and date base – no butter, no cream, no biscuits and it’s just amazing! I don’t know how many calories it’ll have!!


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6 responses to “Winning Photographs, Photography Course at Lanhydrock and Chocolate Avocado Torte!

  1. Anne Tornabene

    January 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    This sounds wonderful and I will make it at the weekend. I’ve slipped back on my diet, lost nearly 3 stone in 26 weeks but got sidetracked over Christmas. Will use Splenda substitute, and dark chocolate as suggested. Need to substitute the dates so need to think about that. Thanks Anne

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Hello Anne,
      Congratulations on your weight loss – brilliant.
      Are you wanting to substitute the dates because of their sugar content? I think they will be needed to glue the pecans together and you do only eat the smallest slice as it has such a chocolate hit! let me know how it works out. 🙂

  2. Melissa Stevens

    January 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Hello! would she mind you sharing the recipe?! I caught a prog the other night, Hugh F-W with someone making a yummy pud – sounds similar! 🙂 Melissa

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Hello again, Melissa. I’m sure Sue would be happy for me to share her recipe with you. I’ll put it into a reply comment later 🙂 Sally

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      Hello again

      I haven’t yet made this myself and may sweeten it a little more when I do. It did need some cream and we ate it with Blueberries.I think I may use Green and Black’s cocoa rather than the raw cacao powder. Do let me know how you get on and I’ll tell you, in my blog, when I’ve tried it.
      Happy cooking

      300g Pecan Nuts
      200g Medjool Dates
      4 medium ripe Avocados
      150g coconut Oil (can get in health store)
      The Seeds of 2 Vanilla Pods
      200g raw Cacao Powder
      Pinch Salt
      100-150g vanilla or castor sugar

      Soak pecans for approx. 6 hrs. Blend with salt and dates until a dough forms.
      Press this mixture into a greased mould or loose bottom cake tin.
      Blend all the filling ingredients. Pour onto base and freeze for 1 hour.
      Before ready to serve, decorate with raspberries or whatever fruit you like.

      • Melissa Stevens

        January 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

        Grrrreat stuff! Not sure when I’ll get a chance to try it bit will let you know. 🙂 YUM


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