Tag Archives: Chocolate

Perfect For Dunking. Italian Biscotti. Twice Baked Biscuits. Two Ways.

Biscotti. Traditional Italian biscuits. Perfect for dunking. Into a piping hot coffee or sticky sweet wine. Twice baked. Incredibly crisp and crunchy. I’ve been meaning to make a batch for a blog post for ages. Not so long ago, food … Continue reading

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A Variation To A Perennial Favourite. Black Bottom Chocolate Caramel Slice

With three teenagers I find that I am always asked to bake something. For school, afternoon tea, cake stalls, bbqs, spring fairs and many other fundraisers. So much so that I have taken to ordering cake boxes in bulk from … Continue reading

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For Serious Chocoholics. A Wicked Indulgence. Chocolate Mousse Torte with Candied Morello Cherries and Hazelnut Praline

In our family we always celebrate birthdays with a homemade cake. The choice of cake is always at the discretion of the birthday boy or girl. Needless to say over the years I have made all manner of cakes – … Continue reading

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Melt. Mix. No Bake. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornflake Slice.

This slice couldn’t be easier. Melt. Mix. Set in the refrigerator. An easy no bake recipe made with pantry staples. Chocolate, peanut butter and cornflakes. Rich, decadent and incredibly moreish. Proof that sometimes the best recipes really are the simplest. … Continue reading

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Not For The Faint-Hearted. One Pan White Chocolate Chip Caramel Skillet Cookie With A Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Strawberries and Ice Cream.

This recipe is not for the faint-hearted. I could feel my arteries hardening as I whipped it up for my hungry teenagers this afternoon. Perfect fare for a wet winter’s afternoon. It’s school holiday time again. The weather is too … Continue reading

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A Lazy Sunday Night Dessert. Orange Scented Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

This much loved chocolate pudding is so easy it’s child’s play. Perfect for a chilly evening when you’re craving a quick chocolate fix but really can’t be bothered to go to much effort at all. Rich, chocolate-y and lush it’s … Continue reading

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Long Weekend Baking. Melt and Mix. Old Fashioned Coconut Slice.

I made this slice for our road trip to Canberra. It’s the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend and traffic is guaranteed to be heavy with the opening of the ski season. For my overseas readers, yes we do have snow here … Continue reading

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Weekend Brunch. A Spanish Treat. Churros With Hot Chocolate

I well remember my first taste of churros. Cafe Hernandez in Potts Point. Circa 1985. Open around the clock.  A late night and early morning haunt. Famous for hot chocolate and churros. A Sydney institution that has withstood the test … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Dessert. Deconstructed Cassata Siciliana. Sweet Roulade Filled With Cassata Cream.

This dessert looks fabulous, tastes delicious but is incredibly quick and easy to make.  My deconstructed take on Cassata Siciliana. A festive, much loved but elaborate celebration cake. It’s Sunday and not wanting to spend my day in the kitchen, I’ve … Continue reading

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A Science Experiment in My Kitchen. Honey Snaps With a Chocolate Ganache.

Sometimes a great recipe just happens to find you. These Honey Snaps with a Chocolate Ganache were baked by my daughters this weekend. As part of their chemistry homework. One hundred girls were given the recipe and told to bake … Continue reading

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