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Ruth Hinks – Chocolate Master

Ruth Hinks / 28 May 2020

For chocoholics everywhere – this is your chance to learn from a world class chocolatier!

Ruth Hinks

Ruth Hinks is the award-winning chocolatier behind the insanely delicious chocolate brand, Cocoa Black. Born in South Africa, Ruth has worked as a professional chocolatier and pastry chef for over two decades. Her passion and successes in international culinary competitions have brought her widespread acclaim and industry recognition.

Ruth’s work is regularly showcased on national television and at culinary exhibitions around the world. Her chocolate school is well worth a visit - she offers Masterclasses as well as Half Day classes where you can learn the latest chocolate and pastry skills and techniques.

In the videos below, you can watch Ruth work her chocolate magic especially for Saga!

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Episode 1: Chocolate mirror glaze - click here for the recipe

Learn how to make the most sumptuous chocolate glaze imaginable!

Episode 2: Viennese Biscuits - click here for the recipe

Ruth shows how easy it is to temper chocolate and make divine Viennese Biscuits.

Episode 3: Colouring and flavouring chocolate

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and create the yummiest chocolate bars and lollipops imaginable, all with their own special colours and flavours.

Episode 4: Creating chocolates from scratch

Ruth shows how she creates artisan chocolates for a box chocolate range.


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