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Black Cocoa Cake

Seeing as Halloween is upon us, let’s go dark… but with chocolate! Let’s face it, what colour is most synonymous with all things spooky & Halloween? Black of course! That’s why this year I wanted to make an entirely black, spooky themed cake but without heavily relying on food colouring. I’ve been enjoying baking a …

Chocolate & Guinness Cake

Happy St Patrick’s Day!! Whilst I may not be Irish as a fellow Celt, I am here for any celebration that involves food, drink & merriment! Matt is half Irish so that’s my excuse! We we’re hoping to get away to visit Dublin & some of Matt’s family last year but, you know, Covid wasn’t …

Fudge Four Ways

Sugar is a wonderful thing,  if anything, I’d almost consider it the most magical ingredient of all, able to be transformed in so many ways, it’s sweet uses are endless! There are some who deem sugar as the devil, even natural forms found in fruit (I have a severe dislike for these kinds of people) …

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

A bit of Sunday ritual in our house during the winter months is a steaming cup of hot chocolate after dinner. Indulgent & pure comfort in a mug, it’s a lovely way to end the weekend. At this time of year though, I like to add a little festive touch to this winter treat with …

Chocolate & Chilli Tart

What to do when you have an abundance of chillies (besides chilli jam that is)? Like with other ingredients, obviously, you start putting them into anything & everything, plus I do love an experiment, so nothing sweet or savoury is off limits in my kitchen. Besides, you’d be quite surprised at just how many foods …

Black Forest Cake

With the summer cherry season coming to a close how could I not go out with a bang? I’m going retro & brining back a dessert that should never have fallen out of fashion, black forest cake. It’s as good now as it was in the 70’s & 80’s, even better I’d argue as let’s …

Chocolate Brownies

If you’re after an indulgent chocolate hit, as far as baked goods go, there’s nothing chocolatier than a batch of chocolate brownies (unless you eat pure chocolate from the store cupboard anyway). An American invention & widely popular almost everywhere these days, it’s unclear where the origins of these chocolatey squares lay. There are many …

Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake

Let me introduce you to my new favourite cake, she’s rich, moist, decadent & not too sweet, my chocolate & hazelnut cake. This one’s a proper teatime cake, super chocolatey & loaded with hazelnuts, the next best thing would probably just be eating Nutella straight with a spoon. It may look extravagant but don’t be …

Chocolate Easter ‘Fried’ Eggs

Have you ever tried making your own Easter eggs? Tempering the chocolate to the correct temperature & consistency, meticulously lining & cooling the chocolate in their moulds, very (& I mean very) carefully un-moulidng & finally praying & hoping as you stick both sides of the egg together. I used to make them for family …

White Chocolate Easter Cake

Happy Easter!! It’s that time of year again when we over indulge, begin to lose layers of clothing, celebrate long weekends with copious amounts of alcohol & all become chocoholics. Isn’t it great?! I am one who is guilty of all of the above. I begin to reluctantly lose layers of clothing as I fool …