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Tag Archives: Chocolate
Spring Garden Tea Party. Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Tart Scented With Cointreau.
It’s Spring and all of a sudden this week our garden has come alive with the heady scent of masses of orange jessamine and citrus blossoms. Inspiring me to make this celebratory Bittersweet Chocolate Tart scented with a little more … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, Sweet Treats Tagged Afternoon Tea, Chocolate, Cointreau, Dessert, Ganache, Made From Scratch, Pastry, Shortcrust, Tart 2 Comments
Miniaturist Baking. Raspberry Chocolate Brownie Bars
I’ve been reading Jessie Burton’s fascinating novel The Miniaturist, and by no small coincidence seem to have subconsciously reverted to baking all manner of cakes, brownies and slices in my newly acquired mini loaf trays. I’m now the proud owner … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, What I Love to Cook Tagged Afternoon Tea, Baking, Brownie, Cake, Chocolate, Dessert, Raspberry 5 Comments
A Classic Combination. Chocolate And Orange Jaffa Brownie.
We can never go past a good brownie recipe in our house. So, not unsurprisingly, perusing the weekend paper last Sunday morning Frank Camorra’s recipe for Jaffa Brownie jumped out at me. My attention caught by the intriguing addition of … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Baking, Brownie, Chocolate, Coconut Oil, Cointreau, Dessert, Hazelnut, Orange, Slice, Winter 5 Comments
Perfectly Smooth And Creamy Fudge. The Old Fashioned Way. Just Like Grandma Used To Make.
Lately I have been delving deep into my kitchen drawer and resurrecting recipes for old fashioned treats. The sort your grandma might have made. Some crawled on scraps of paper, others ripped from the pages of newspapers and magazines. Earmarked … Continue reading
Posted in Chocolate, Confectionery, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Butter, Chocolate, Cream, Fudge, Gluten free, Old-Fashioned, Vanilla 17 Comments
Satisfying My Chocolate Cravings. No Bake Dark Chocolate Hedgehog Slice With Hazelnut, Pistachio and Turkish Delight.
With Easter just two weeks away my thoughts are turning to chocolate. It’s a wet, rainy Sunday and I am craving something sweet, rich and decadent but am feeling way too lethargic to whip up a storm in the kitchen, … Continue reading
Posted in Chocolate, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Autumn, Chocolate, Easter, Hazelnut, Hedgehog Slice, No Bake, Pistachio, Slice, Turkish Delight 8 Comments
Sweet And Simple. Salted Dark Chocolate And Lime Mousse With Blueberries and Pomegranate
A short and sweet Valentine’s Day post with a very simple dessert. I was introduced to this decadent Salted Dark Chocolate and Lime Mousse at drinks one balmy Friday night. Of course I had to have the recipe. At first … Continue reading
Posted in Chocolate, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Blueberries, Chocolate, Dessert, Lime, Mousse, Pomegranate, Sea Salt, Summer 12 Comments
Delving Deep Into My Kitchen Drawer. Chocolate Date and Nut Torte With Sour Cream Ice Cream.
This weekend I delved deep into my kitchen drawer and retrieved a half-forgotten, crumpled page bearing a wonderful recipe for a gorgeous meringue torte. For many years this cake, laden with a luscious mix of dark chocolate, hazelnuts, almonds and … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Frozen, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Almond, Baking, Chocolate, Condensed Milk, Dates, Dessert, Gluten free, Hazelnut, Ice cream, Sour Cream, Torte 9 Comments
The Summer Edition. Celebrating Australia Day With… A Chocolate Tim Tam Cake.
This weekend we are celebrating Australia Day. Sunday January 26 marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney. Monday is an official public holiday, so we are enjoying another blissful long weekend. Another perfect excuse … Continue reading
Posted in Baked, Chocolate, Musings & Inspiration, What I Love to Cook Tagged Australia, Baking, Buttercream, Cake, Childhood, Chocolate, Ganache, Nostalgia, Tim Tam 11 Comments
Fuss Free For A Very Cool Yule. Christmas Pudding Ice Cream With Chocolate Ice Magic Topping and Cherries.
With the Christmas party season in full swing and preparations for the big day well under way, there seems to be very little time to sit back, relax and smell the roses. Throw in a little heat and, dare I … Continue reading
Posted in Frozen, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Cherries, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Ice cream, Ice Magic, Pudding, Summer 5 Comments
Incredibly Delicious. Insanely Addictive. Sweet and Salty Candy Cane Cracker Toffee.
One tell tale sign that it’s the end of school year, and Christmas is round the corner is the burgeoning supply of candy canes in the house. What to do with all those sticky, sweet candy canes? Usually I crush … Continue reading
Posted in Chocolate, Confectionery, Sweet Treats, What I Love to Cook Tagged Candy Cane, Chocolate, Christmas, Food, Salty, Slice, Sweet, Toffee 8 Comments