Demonstrating classical elements of French patisserie, this decadent tart features a chocolate shortcrust pastry shell filled with morello cherries and a traditional chocolate cream, topped with a chocolate ganache glaze and glacé citron.
Arnott’s much-loved Mint Slice has long been an Australian favourite, and we’ve paid homage to the classic biscuit here with a homemade version.
Agrodolce is a traditional sweet sour sauce believed to have originated in Sicily. While the exact ingredients of this reduction vary between regions, it commonly includes vinegar, sugar, wine, raisins and pine nuts, leading some to believe it has Arabic influences.
Derived from the Arabic word for "sweet", the term halva or similar is used in countries around the world to refer to countless varieties of nut- or flour-based confectionery. This sesame-based version, popular throughout the Middle East, is from Lebanon and is swirled with chocolate, slivered almonds and pistachios.
A popular Hungarian street snack, this yeast pastry is coiled around rolling-pin shaped moulds, then baked on a rotisserie until golden, and finally dusted in sugar or other toppings, such as nuts, chocolate or sprinkles.
This layered chocolate cake with ancho chilli paste and chilli-infused icing may be a modern creation, but the combination of chilli and chocolate is believed to have originated in Mexico with the Aztecs.
Photography by John Laurie.