I've been a bit over baking because of the heat but now that everyone is back at work and school I thought I'd better hop to it. Cookies are always a win in our house and Connor, so very eloquently, let me know of his distaste for fruit where chocolate can be put when discussing hot crossed buns recently, so I set out to make the best choc chip cookies I could muster. This recipe uses the base batter of the hot choc chip cookies recipe with some changes. They are a hit. It ma
This is a complete tart of a recipe and on your plate. It is soooooooo good that it makes you sick. Best in small doses, but it's hard to stop.. see just like a tart. The caramel is pretty temperamental, I took 3 goes to get it right, but if I'd had a sugar thermometre it might have been simpler. Anyway it was worth the effort if you are looking for a really decadent dessert or you are feeding a genuine sweet tooth. Enjoy xx Ingredients ¼ cup (25g) Dutch cocoa 1½ cups (225g)
Connor isn't sure about these cookies, but Noel and I love them. We had them with icream on Saturday night and Connor was loving every bite but then the chilli hit, he wanted a drink or more icecream... not that it was hot, it was just the surprise. Learning, children don't like their palate confused. We on the other hand loved the richness or the dark chocolate (and not too much sugar) finished by the little punch of chilli, which cleanses the palate and doesn't leave you wa
I wanted to make something special for dessert this weekend and I came across this delicate chocolate cake recipe by Diana Henry and decided to give it a whirl. It doesn't look amazing as the top has a meringuey feel to it, so it cracks, but, the upside is that when you eat it there is a delicious crunch before you descend into the chocolate heaven below. It's an easy dessert for the result - even if you don't do cakes, you can do this one!
xx Ingredients 200g plain chocolat
I'm heading away to Sheepvention (yes that's actually a real thing) tomorrow so I thought I had better leave some provisions for the boys and have a car snack for Deb and I. I'm not a great eater of muffins but these combine 3 of my favourite things berries, dark chocolate and natural yogurt! Enjoy x Ingredients 2 eggs 1/2 a cup of caster sugar 1/2 a cup of olive oil 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 cups of self-raising flour 1 cup of natural yoghurt 1 large cup of mixed frozen berrie
This is one of those simple deserts that everyone loves. I don't make my own pastry and I'm not going to apologise for that the puff is fine and it means this dish is seriously quick. I made it on Saturday afternoon, it took about 15 minutes to prepare and was ready to pop in the oven when we wanted it. There is nothing like a hot apple pie in the middle of a movie on a cold Saturday night! Enjoy. Ingredients I kg apples (I use whatever is in season and cheap) 3 tbs butter Go
Noel's favourite is carrot cake and he had mentioned (on numerous occasions) how much he would love it if I made one... So out came mum's Kenwood mixer (which had been in various garages or sheds for 15 years) and once I tested that it still worked and looked for a good recipe, I committed to it. This is an adaption of Curtis Stone's Carrot Cake. I used olive oil rather than canola and replaced the unsalted butter in the frosting with more cream cheese. It was a big success w