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Christmas Cake Truffles

We all love a good chocolate truffle in some shape or form & often associate them with special occasions or cheeky indulgent ones (you know, the times where you have nothing to celebrate but just want chocolate). Traditionally made by rolling or coating a spherical shaped chocolate ganache centre in things such as icing sugar, …

Baileys Fudge

It’s that time of year again when my kitchen returns to chaos as it transforms into a confectioners & production line of cakes & pies. There’s a thin dusting of flour on almost everything, splatters on the tops, clean tea towels are as rare as a dodo & sticky substances cling to the floor as …

Brigadeiros

Satisfying (& totally worth it) toothache with just 4 ingredients… that’s what you get with a brigadeiro. Brigadeiros are a traditional Brazilian dessert, they’re super sweet, gooey, dense & covered in sprinkles, they resemble a fudgy chocolate truffle. The brigadeiro is considered a national icon in Brazil. It’s origins date back to 1945 when the …

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 Candy Cane Cake

The Difficult Extract At this time of year food is prevalent, for 31 days (at least) gluttony is key, diets are abandoned, healthy eating is but a myth, toothache ensues & chocolate becomes a staple… I love it. We’re hooked on this annual routine of indulgence from a young age & I’m not ashamed to …

Honeycomb

That Friday Feeling Toothache inducing sweets, the stuff of your childhood dreams. There comes a point in life where your tastes change, they evolve & become more adult. Finding an appreciation of the stronger flavours the world has to offer, coffee, liquorice, alcohol, all tastes acquired with age . Although you may have reached fully fledged adulthood, have begun making health …