Author: hshperci

All things chocolate!

In honour of national chocolate week, The Sphinx have put together a roundup of all the facts and recipes you need to know about the well-loved treat. Chocolate Week aims to promote fine flavour chocolate, the independent chocolatiers and companies who work in direct partnership with cocoa farmers and encouraging Fairtrade practices. Fun Facts White chocolate is not real chocolate… In order to be classified as real chocolate, a product has to contain cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. White “chocolate” contains cocoa butter instead. Chocolate was once used as currency… The Aztecs loved and valued the cacao bean so highly...

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Exciting October Events at the Royal Albert Dock

This October, the Royal Albert Dock will become the hub of the city as it provides some fantastic events for everyone to enjoy! From a huge drawing festival, to a creative Diwali workshop, and a mouth-watering food and drink quiz, there’s something for everyone this month at Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. Revolucion de Cuba – Salsa Social 4th & 18th October Revolucion de Cuba host free salsa classes, with a beginners class and an intermediate class with an experienced salsa teacher. Following the dance lessons, there is a club night until 2:30am, where one of the resident salsa teachers, DJ Yayo,...

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International Coffee Day: Cappuccino Squares Recipe

In honour of International Coffee Day, The Sphinx has provided you with the recipe for cappuccino squares, perfect for a sweet treat to have with your coffee to celebrate the day. A light, fluffy sponge with a tasty buttercream topping is the best combination to create mini coffee infused cakes. Ingredients: • 175g butter • 175g caster sugar • 175g self-raising flour • 3 eggs • 1tsp baking powder • 1tbsp instant coffee granules, dissolved in 1-2 tsp cold water For the icing: • 150g white chocolate • 50g butter • 175g icing sugar • Cocoa powder to dust...

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Nando’s Churrasco Burger is back to help the fight against Malaria

Fans of Nando’s much-loved Churrasco Burger can rejoice this October, as the popular burger will be returning to the menu for a limited time only, in support of Nando’s efforts to fight Malaria in Southern Africa. A delicious combination of two flame-grilled chicken thighs, fino coleslaw, cheddar cheese and barbecue-flavoured Churrasco PERinaise – all packed into a traditional Portuguese roll – the Churrasco Burger is a fan-favourite with its return highly anticipated after a limited return run in February 2017. Throughout October, every purchase of the Churrasco Burger will see 25p donated towards Nando’s Fighting Malaria – a campaign...

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The Botanical Garden Closing Party

The Botanical Garden has once more shone as the jewel in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, an intimate and idyllic hideaway a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. And after what has been its finest summer to date during its 4th season, blessed with many weeks of sizzling sunshine throughout many long sultry days, now the team look ahead to the closing party on Saturday 29th September as the season begins to turn. It’s going to be a proper send off, with a fireworks spectacular, free ice cream donut sandwiches from Hotbox Donuts, a selection of DJs who...

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