February 28, 2014
If I sign up for a brownie, this is the one that I want.
December 6, 2012
These are a nice alternative to a mince pie. They give you that 'chocolate orange vibe' without having to tap-it-and-unwrap-it.
October 14, 2012
I know that all you want to do really is look at pictures of chocolate cheesecake. I aim to please.
April 8, 2012
Oh, I almost forgot. Here is my vague nod towards Easter chocolatiness. Fresh popcorn, drizzled with melted white chocolate, sprinkled with ‘hundreds and thousands’, a pinch of salt and Cadbury’s mini eggs. Good for Easter weekend movie viewing. Happy Easter.
April 7, 2012
The idea of smooshing fresh raspberries into a simple coconut macaroon is inspired. These are delicious: fruity, soft and chewy all at the same time.
March 3, 2012
Following some testing, tasting and general gluttony I am pleased to introduce you to this Mocha Fudge Ice Cream. If you read My First Ice Cream post you will know that I was not completely happy with my results from the “Best ever chocolate ice cream” recipe by Cenk Cafe Fernando. Several people who made it ended up with […]
February 28, 2012
This Weekend I made my first ever ice cream. I spotted this pin on Pinterest entitled ‘The best chocolate ice cream you’ll ever have‘ and it led me to the fabulous Cup of Jo blog. There are no eggs in this recipe and you don’t need an ice cream maker. It’s very easy and very, very […]
November 14, 2011
I am heading down (or is it up?) to London on Friday for the ‘Let’s Make Christmas’ Blogger Gift Swap at Fortnum and Mason arranged by Vanessa Kimbell. Each year my Mum used to take me Christmas shopping in London on the train. We finished the day at the theatre watching something like West Side […]
February 17, 2011
If I ever ask Ed what cake he wants for his birthday, the answer is a victoria sponge, with buttercream in the middle and icing, sprinkles and a cherry on top. Quite specific really. This year though I had an ulterior motive as I wanted to enter a cake into the #nigellaforever challenge. With a […]
January 28, 2011
January’s Fresh From The Oven Challenge is Khrushchev Dough. Apparently this butter rich dough was the favourite bread recipe of the Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev. It was left up to us to decide how to shape and fill the bread. I rolled and stuffed some like Serbian Kiflice, tiny stuffed cheese rolls. I made one third with […]
January 8, 2011
I make this cake quite a lot. It serves many purposes: Using clementines makes it feel a little bit festive George always asks for chocolate cake, but I find chocolate sponges a bit ‘meh’ It lasts for days in a tin It is flourless There is no butter in it The flavour is reminiscent of […]
December 11, 2010
Today is the boy’s 9th birthday. George requested a chocolate cake. His wish is my command. I can’t believe where the last 9 years have gone. I made Nigella’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake and it looks lovely. We can’t try it yet though as we are off to The Lego Discovery Centre. We tasted a […]
November 13, 2010
I thought I’d start a short series of mini, single photo posts about food that we eat regularly. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just everyday food that takes minutes to make and doesn’t need special equipment or ingredients. These chocolate crispy cakes are a cheap packed lunch standby, or a last minute offering to the School […]
November 8, 2010
When I ran out of cherries this week, my usual fairy cakes looked a bit forlorn. I was about to rustle up some buttercream when I remembered we had a carton of double cream. Ooh…ganache, I thought. I rummaged round the cupboards to find an equal quantity of chocolate to match the cream. I couldn’t […]
April 2, 2010
I defy anyone to see a picture of a cake pop and not be a bit intrigued. What’s in them? How do you make them? Can I have one? I had seen these on FoodGawker and was itching to have a go. The School Spring Fair seemed like a good enough reason. Surely small children at a […]
March 27, 2010
I was really pleased that this was the bread chosen by Jo from Jo’s Kitchen for March’s Fresh From The Oven Baking Challenge. It’s a fabulous looking loaf even before it gets its chocolate topping. In fact when I make it again I am going to add cinnamon to the sugar and leave out the […]
February 24, 2010
I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently, mainly as I have been busy and taking lots of photographs. This week I have had fun playing with techniques from the lovely ladies at Coffee Shop. They have lots of great tips and tutorials but I particularly like the Photoshop actions that they write […]