Everyone's favourite chapter, the dessert can hide a multitude of sins.The dessert (from Old French "desservir" - to clear the table and serve") is the last memory of the meal and if you get it right it will stay with people for a long time. At the risk of sounding sexist, women inparticular are easily coaxed into forgetting the rest of what could have been a pretty miserable meal if the dessert hits their spot. I've seen the magic in action first hand.
Whether it's made with chocolate, first of the summer berries, chewy meringue or anything inbetween the desserts ability to seduce is legendary.
All recipes in this section use a conversion of 1oz = 25g. This makes things easy to work out from one to the other - who wants to weigh 67g without digital scales? I can only guess at the mental state of the person who came up with the metric scale and what on Gods earth posessed them to arrive at the conclusion that an ounce should weigh exactly 28.4 grams. It makes no sense.
Anyway, unless you are working with humongous ammounts 3 and a bit grams per oz isn't going to make a jot of difference but never ever mix ounce and gram quantities within the same recipe.
A word about chocolate...
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