Ann Reardon

Why don’t flakes melt in the microwave?


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Homemade Flake Recipe

No other chocolate tastes like flake tastes.

Only make a small batch at a time so you can roll it out before it hardens.

100g (3.53 ounces) Cadbury milk chocolate (or any milk chocolate that is made with cocoa butter – check the ingredients do not have vegetable fat)
4mL (0.14 fluid ounces) low fat milk (use a Childs medicine measurer)

Melt the chocolate in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds stir and repeat 10 second bursts until it is melted. Stir in the milk. As soon as it thickens scoop it up into your hand and squeeze it together to make a ball.

Place between two sheets of non-stick baking paper and roll out as thinly as possible. Pushing down on the rolling pin with all your weight will help with this.

home made flake recipe
Remove the top sheet of baking paper and scrape or push the flaky chocolate. Shape the scrapings into bars and leave to firm up.
home Made flake recipe


I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy:

All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

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  1. Rating: 5

    To the lovely Ann, from the lovely Em… I think of you often and would so love to get in touch!
    Email me if you get a chance and I’ll send you all my news. Big love! x

  2. Rating: 5

    I’m going to have so much fun doing this!

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    June 15, 2021

  5. Rating: 5

    Ordered your book the very first time advertised.
    Really looking forward to it.
    Can yo advise roughly when it will be released please?
    Thankyou and Regards Robyn Savage

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