Cut a piece of non-stick baking paper to the same size as your baking tray. We used a –x– cm baking tray. Using a damp cloth, wipe the cookie tray before applying the baking paper. This will stop it from moving around.
Put the dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove the bowl and stir the chocolate.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds then stir again. Repeat until all the chocolate has melted.
Do the same with the white chocolate.
If you prefer, you can place the chocolate in a heat-safe bowl over a pan of simmering water and melt it that way. Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the simmering water.
Pour the dark chocolate into the prepared tin and spread until even.
Drop spoonfuls of white chocolate onto the dark chocolate and use a skewer to make swirls.
Place the almonds and cranberries onto the chocolate and gently press them down.
Refrigerate the bark until set.
Remove from the fridge and using the baking paper take the bark and peel off the baking paper. Break into pieces and serve or package into Christmas themed cellophane bags to give as gifts.
For the denim lovers, explore the history of
jeans including the innovative WR. UP® technology used in Freddy’s jeans.
Beginning in the 19th century in Paris, the development
of the fashion design industry has experienced many innovations. For example,
Bouffant coiffures and corsets were the norm before the First World War, above
the knee cuts and bobs after it.
However, it’s not only the designers, who oversaw these
radical changes in fashion. The fabric manufacturers and tailors also had their
say – jeans are one of the most prominent examples of it. The innovation in
jeans continues to this date, with the WR. UP® technology used in Freddy’s jeans being the latest name in its long tradition.
The History of Jeans
Jeans fabrics are usually made of materials called
denim. It is named after the Italian city of Genoa, where cotton corduroy used
to be manufactured and called Jeane or Jean.
Jeans are the most versatile pants we can wear – both
women and men. It was invented by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis in 1873.
Interestingly, Jacob Davis was a tailor with expertise in making rugged
products like horse blankets, wagon covers, tents, etc.
Asked by one of his customers to make pants that will
last long and withstand challenging tasks, Mr. Davis bought some Denim from
Levi Strauss & Co. He then applied copper rivets in the pockets and flies
to make the fabric much stronger. Once he teamed up with Levi Strauss and
patented it, Jeans was born.
Since then, jeans have had the most prominent and revolutionary effect in the history of fashion. Started as a solution to the worker’s outfit, it is now being used in everything – from luxury clothing to handbags and purse.
Indigo Colour and Skinny Jeans
Being the principal material of jeans, Denim brought its indigo dye to jeans. An organic dye made and exported from India from the ancient times, indigo dye is used to colour denim. Thanks to the innovations in synthetic dyes, jeans can now have almost any colour you want in them.
Once this impressively durable fabric caught the eyes of
the designers, it went on to become a fashion phenomenon, a certain kind of
lifestyle. The secret behind this massive success in transforming culture
partly lies in the popularity of skinny jeans among the upper-class young
WR. UP® Technology in Freddy’s Jeans
Invented and patented by the Italian brand Freddy, WR.
UP® is the latest innovation in the evolution of jeans. This is an incredible
manufacturing technique that uses stretch cotton and special silicone bands
with a denim effect to make stylish and comfortable pants of all kinds.
The key specialities of Freddy’s jeans lie in their ability to enhance the feminine curves of a body. No matter which particular cut you choose, these jeans would smooth and sculpt your waist, hips, and thighs, along with lifting your bottom to make them look more appealing.