Homemade strawberry syrup recipe

Flavoured syrups are one of the most useful standbys in your kitchen or restaurant. They’re great for adding to sauces, making into milk shakes or flavoured sodas, drizzling over ice cream or pancakes or, of course, adding to hot chocolate or coffee. Here’s our recipe for a simple strawberry syrup – you can replace the strawberries […]

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Coffee and the fast diet

Better known as the 5:2 diet, this new weight loss phenomenon has struck a real chord with Britain’s dieters and would-be dieters. The brainchild of medical journalist Michael Mosley, the diet is the result of his research for BBC Two’s Horizon programme. The principal is simple. A ‘traditional’ weight loss diet involves following a low fat regime, […]

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Healthy Coffee

It’s Friday and if you’re anything like me you think this is the perfect excuse to indulge in some treat or other. Of course you don’t want to turn into a complete pig though, so you may decide to health-ify your indulgence. Today I was craving some delicious coffee drink (read: whipped cream, caramel sauce, […]

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Keeping coffee hot for bonfire night

If your catering company, pub or restaurant is running or catering for a bonfire on November 5th, then it’s time to think about how to serve hot drinks at your outdoor event. The ideal solution is to have electricity and running water available, to enable you to operate as normal, but that might not always […]

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Pumpkin cake and Hallowe’en coffee

If you’re running a commercial coffee business, such as a coffee shop or restaurant, you’ll now how important seasonal sales can be. Gear up for Hallowe’en with our pumpkin cake and Hallowe’en special coffee. For the cake: Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, and prepare a shallow 23cm square baking tin by greasing and […]

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Chocolate syrup cake recipe

If you’re a fan of flavoured coffee syrups, you’ll know what fantastic coffee ingredients they make, transforming a plain coffee into a luxury treat. Flavoured syrups, though, are also very useful additions to the kitchen shelf. This moist, chocolatey cake uses chocolate coffee syrup as a main ingredient, and is great for a range of […]

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