You know dark chocolates are good for you (they’re full of antioxidants and feel-good phenylethylamine), but how do you get more in your diet? Here’s one way for each meal of the day!
Make sure to always choose dark chocolates with high cocoa content, so you can reap the most benefits.
BREAKFAST – Skip the sugar and grate a few shards of dark, unsweetened chocolate over your morning cereal to liven up your breakfast.
LUNCH – Other than sneaking in some chocolate treats after your meal, why not try finishing your lunch with a chocolate banana smoothie?
TEATIME – Your options here are plenty (chocolate tarts and muffins come to mind), but snacking on a bar of dark chocolate is just as satisfying.
DINNER – Most of us enjoy a serving of fruits after dinner, but how about dipping them in melted chocolate (see How To Make Chocolate Fondue).
SUPPER – A cup of hot cocoa is the best thing to send you off to slumberland!
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE FONDUE
Combine ½ bar dark chocolate with ½ cup milk or cream in a small bowl. Place bowl in a simmering water bath or microwave on medium for about 2 mins. Stir until smooth and keep heated on low when dipping.
For some irresistible chocolate creations this Easter holiday, turn to page 116.
MEET TOP MASTERCHEFS
The World Gourmet Summit is back for its 22nd year and once again you can look forward to getting hands-on tips and culinary insights by both visiting, and Singapore’s own masterchefs through various master classes and workshops. World Gourmet Summit runs from April 2 to 29 at various locations. Visit
How To Bake Like A Domestic Goddess
Hone your baking skills with these recipe books by awardwinning cookery blogger Diana Gale and baker extraordinaire Susanne Ng. Diana Gale’s The Domestic Goddess Wannabe Bakes ($44.90) has over 85 new foolproof recipes to whip up treats for any occasion, while Susanne Ng’s Deco Chiffon Cake Basics ($26.21) teaches you the know-how to creating amazing bakes at home. Available at all leading bookstores.
The Weekly’s New Finds
The latest bubble tea craze is for chewy, fragrant tapioca pearls which are cooked for over three hours with an in-house brown sugar recipe. Try the Brown Sugar Boba Milk, $3.80, from R&B Tea at Koufu Cookhouse in Marina Square.
Drink In Style
Next time you grab a bottle of mineral water outside to hydrate yourself, look out for the evian x CHIARA FERRAGNI Limited Edition bottle featuring the fashion icon’s playful designs. At $2.50, from all 7-Eleven outlets.
Dessert In A Bottle
The perfect dessert drinks to cool down after a hearty meal, the BKP Snow Mushroom White Fungus Collagen Beverage and BKP Snow Mushroom White Fungus With Longan Collagen Beverage are also healthier as they are certified with a Healthier Choice logo. At $2.80 per bottle, from NTUC FairPrice.
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