Chocolate Mousse is a childhood favourite of mine. I remember I always had a mousse in my lunchbox at primary school and sometimes I loved the fluffy, airy texture and sometimes I liked beating it with my spoon so it was this thick, rich dessert. This mousse falls somewhere in the middle.
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Brownie No.2 is a camping favourite – Rocky Road! Gooey marshmallow, crunchy nuts and chocolate upon chocolate! What more could you want from a fudgey, gooey brownie? Not much, that’s what!
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So Easter is officially done. As a result, there’s a shed load of chocolate in my cupboard ready to be eaten and supermarkets all around are knocking down the prices of Easter chocolate.
So get on it. These Kinder egg cupcakes are pretty sweet. As in, they might hurt your teeth after the sixth one (I would know…), but they are also pretty sweet. Continue reading Kinder Egg Cupakes
It’s official. I’m slightly obsessed with caramel. And chocolate. And drip cakes. In fact, as the weather gets colder, all I seem to want to eat is bad for me. Standard. I want to dive into whatever is comforting and whatever feels like it’s going to wrap me up and keep me warm. And this, this cake ticks the boxes. We have chocolate cake and actual chocolate, we’ve got caramel and we’ve got biscuits. The idea came from a work friend, who asked me to make a Millionaires Shortbread cake and I thought it was a stroke of genius.
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Sometimes, all you want is chocolate. Sometimes, all I want is chocolate. And sometimes, i want a lot of it. if you’re like me, then this cake is for you. It’s super rich, mixing together flavours that compliment chocolate so well. The peanut butter works like a dream, really adding just that subtle hint behind the sweetness of the chocolate. It adds a salty kick and we all know that salt works perfectly with chocolate.
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For me, a Sunday morning it all about the coffee – sitting in a macchinetta, slowly filling the house with it’s deep, bitter smell. I savour it, for as long as I can, knowing that I have nothing else to do for the rest of the day. I can spend the day in the kitchen, baking and then later, cooking a nice roast dinner. It’s the perfect end to the weekend and my love of coffee inspired this next bake.
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I said last week that #macaronmondays is going to become a thing. Since then, John Whaite has given his seal of approval. If the winner of the Great British Bake Off agrees, then surely it’s a done deal, right?
So on I go. I have a list of macaron flavours that I’ll be bring you over the coming weeks – we have some fun flavours, some serious and some just good old fashioned classics. Below is the latter – who can beat the flavour of mint-choc chip?
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Firstly, apologies for the little break – life has been catching up. But expect some more recipes over the coming weeks. More cakes and some savoury treats, too. Perfect for picnics and the summer, wherever you may be. I promise a wider selection of recipes, soon. I know there have been a lot of cakes but I’ve just been feeling mega British and enjoying experimenting with new tricks i’ve learned in the last few months.
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Chocolate and orange. Chocolate and coffee. Chocolate and mint. All classic combinations and pair perfectly together. You may already know the next one on the list: chocolate and cherries. Together, they create a perfect balance between sweet and sour.
With the British summer (haha, no seriously where is it?) looming, I wanted to create a rich ice-cream that gave me the comforts of dark nights, roaring fires and absolute comfort while also reminding me of the beach, short shorts and driving with the car windows down.
Chocolate, for me, is one of my ultimate comforts. I particularly enjoy a salted chocolate and letting the chocolate melt on my tongue so I’m left with just the salt granules. Chocolate always reminds me of winter – I close the curtains as soon as it gets dark, grab a beer from the fridge and devour half a bar…who am I kidding, a whole bar of my favourite while watching a film.
I was asked to make a birthday cake for a friends husband’s birthday. The first time I made a birthday cake was the first cake I ever made. And it was horrendous. A sweet white chocolate buttercream that was decorated in such a fashion that gave the impression I’d dropped it on the way over. And what is there say about the cake – it was…well, it was chewy. I didn’t make a cake for a good 5+ years after that let alone make a cake for someone’s birthday. Until now. I was given one request: it had to be chocolatey.
Now it’s confession time: I’ve never made a chocolate cake before. Or worked with ganache. I know – call myself a baker?! So naturally, I decided to tick both of those firsts off my list this weekend to create this five-layer monster ahead of the real thing.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a brownie – too long infact. This weekend, I was lucky enough to be a guest at a sun-kissed wedding. The food was wonderful, a BBQ with all the trimmings. And dessert? Well, imagine how happy my dessert stomach was when I was presented with a brownie.
It was at that point I realised it’d been a while and even longer since I had baked any. So today, nursing a little bit of a hangover, I made a batch of fudgy, gooey brownies – some topped with peanuts, some just a little cocoa. The mixture of sugars allow for a slight crust on the top, while adding a deeper flavour.