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What you need:

1 cup dark chocolate or milk chocolate
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp corn syrup
3 cups vanilla wafers, crushed into crumbs
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup of dark rum (or brandy or whiskey)
Coatings: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, and/or sprinkles

What you do:

In a  saucepan, melt the chocolate on low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the icing sugar and corn syrup. Beat in the vanilla wafers (and nuts if you are using them). Next stir in the salt, vanilla and rum until well combined. Refrigerate the mixture until firm.

Form the mixture into small 1″ balls. Roll in the coatings of your choice.

Store in an airtight tin or they will dry out quickly.

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What you need:

2 tbsp white wine vinegar
¼ cup blood orange juice
2/3 cup olive oil
½ clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped shallots
2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp finely chopped fresh chives

What you do:

Place all ingredients in a jar and shake until the dressing is well blended. Alternately, you can vigorously whisk the ingredients in a small bowl until they are completed incorporated together.

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What you need:

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
500g / 16 oz stir-fry beef
1 brown onion ( diced)
200g / 7 oz  button mushrooms ( thickly sliced)
1 tbsp  ground paprika
400g  tin condensed tomato soup
400g tin chopped tomatoes
Ready cooked steamed rice

chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves and light sour cream, to serve

What to do:

In  a large frying pan  heat 2 tsp of  oil  over high heat.

Fry half of the beef  stirring often  for  around 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Repeat again with oil and the remaining beef.

Add remaining 2 tsp  oil  and add the onions and mushrooms to pan.

Cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Add the paprika &  cook stirring  for 1 minute.

Add soup and tomatoes. Stir until well mixed then bring to the boil.

Reduce heat to low. Return the beef and any juices to pan. Simmer for 3 minutes or until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon rice into bowls. Spoon over goulash and sprinkle with parsley. Top with a spoon of sour cream and serve.

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