A.KOPKYHOB (Korkunov)

Calling all sweet tooth babies! My papa gave me this box of gems just this morning. I was surprised because I never expected this goodie because to be honest, I’m not a big fan of chocolates. XD I would prefer flowers over sweets in case someone plans to throw a surprise at me at least you have an idea LOL.

What I love about this product, is that the packaging. This one is elegantly packaged and has the aura of a royal chocolate. I think this is a limited Christmas edition because of  Santa Claus’ image with choco balls in his sleigh.

By the way, this chocolate is a product of Russia so as you can see, I cannot really tell you guys what is printed at the back of the box and also I barely understand the words.

You know there are times I wish I was multilingual hahaha I kid you not.

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Look at how classy these gems are. If only I could keep this forever in my drawer.

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Truly a Russian glorified chocolate. Gentle nut praline, shredded almonds, whole and shredded hazelnut meticulously added in each chocolate. The one with brown wrapper tastes like dark chocolate and the two in silver and gold is milk chocolate.

These pieces remind me of the Ferrero Rocher chocolate because it melts in my mouth so heavenly. And undeniably my tongue screams for more.

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All I can say is that this is a perfect delight for Christmas and for giving this as a gift. I would seriously recommend this to you sweeties!

P.S. If you know what’s the right pronunciation and some details about this chocolate let me know by commenting below.

Have you tried this gem already? How was it? 😋

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎄🎅🏻☃️

Much Love,

Merzl 💖

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CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE CUPCAKES

🎶 Last Christmas, I gave you my heart 
But the very next day you gave it away 
This year, to save me from tears 
I’ll give it to someone special 🎤🎶

Ooops excuse my voice! >.< But I made something for youuu because you’re someone special and I know you deserve the best. I made some adorable sweet delights to make your holiday extra sweet and magical! 

I’m so excited for Yuletide Season because that’s my favorite part of the year! It brings back memories and plenty of childhood moments like dreaming of having a white Christmas someday because we live in a tropical country where snow is not possible :(( 

Sooo anyway, here’s how I made my sumptuous treat for you! My favorite red velvet with a twist! 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large eggs – room temperature and separated
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup  room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup refined sugar
  • 4 drops of liquid or gel red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk, room temperature

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat 2 egg whites on high speed in a medium bowl until soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Then set aside.
  3. Sift the flour and cornstarch together to make sure it is evenly combined. Whisk this, along with baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. I used handheld mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. You can also use stand mixer. Beat the butter on high speed for 1 minute until creamy. Add the sugar and beat on high speed for 2 minutes until mixed together evenly well. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the oil and beat on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Add 2 egg yolks following the vanilla. Beat on medium-high speed until mixed. Beat in the vinegar and the food color. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions. Do not overmix. Fold whipped egg whites into cupcake batter with a rubber spatula. The batter will be silky and a bit thick. 
  6. Spoon batter into cupcake liners filling 1/2. Bake for 20-21 minutes or until the tops of the cupcakes spring back when gently touched and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes and transfer into rack. 

For the frosting: 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese – room temperature
  • 3 drops Green Food Coloring
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Topping:

  • Pink Sprinkles
  • BRACHS Mini Peppermint Candy Canes 

Directions: 

  1. In a medium bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add 3 confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and beat for 2 minutes. 

 

 

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Candy Cane Cuties

P.S. Please consume on or before Christmas to fill your heart with joy and love! 💖💖💖

Thank you so much! Hoping that I tickled your inner sweet tooth! 😛

 

Much Love,

Merzl ❤️

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