Desserts

Simple Rich Chocolate Pots

Desserts are a fantastic time to show off a little bit of skill and flair using your culinary skills to leave a lasting impression on your guests. My Rich Chocolate Pots take hardly any time to make, uses only 1 bowl so there’s hardly any washing up and are rich tasting and a delicious way… Continue reading Simple Rich Chocolate Pots

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Pastry

Exploring Chocolate Tarts: ‘Nuts for Chocolate’ Tart

You might have seen my recipe for Dark Chocolate Teacakes using Mr Toms but I chose to reinvent the way in which I used it in a bit of an experiment to make my Nuts for Chocolate Tart. Mr Tom is essentially a peanut praline bar and so I decided to crush it up into… Continue reading Exploring Chocolate Tarts: ‘Nuts for Chocolate’ Tart

Cakes

Snowy Mountain Mochaccino Cake

Inspired by the flavours of a mochaccino, I came up with this recipe for a Mochaccino Cake, a rich strongly flavoured yet delicate chocolate and coffee cake. I bake this cake in a gugelhupf tin which, when inverted and dusted liberally with icing sugar, gives the cake the appearance of a snowy mountain, hence the… Continue reading Snowy Mountain Mochaccino Cake

Product Reviews

Product Review: Sugar and Crumbs Icing Sugar

I was contacted by Sugar and Crumbs to test, try and review some of their flavoured icing sugars. You can find their fantastic website at http://www.sugarandcrumbs.co.uk/. I was eager to try the products out, because I had seen so many of the Twitter baking community use Sugar and Crumbs in their bakes. The three flavours… Continue reading Product Review: Sugar and Crumbs Icing Sugar

Cakes

Mocha Choca Madeleines

The combination of chocolate and coffee is one of my favourites, whether that be in a liquid or an edible form. So when I came across a recipe for Mocha Choca Madeleines in John Whaite Bakes, I knew I just had to make them. Madeleines are traditional little scallop-shaped cakes that originate from the French… Continue reading Mocha Choca Madeleines

Cakes

Coffee and Walnut Lamingtons

Just to prove how versatile the Lamington is, I’ve made some more in a different, although incredibly classic, flavour combination. The classic coffee and walnut cake was my inspiration for these mini cakes. I used sugarpaste or fondant for the very first time and moulded them into the shapes of coffee beans to make them… Continue reading Coffee and Walnut Lamingtons

Cakes

Chocolate and Hazelnut Lamingtons

Lamingtons are a traditional Australian treat consisting of a vanilla sponge cake coated in a layer of jam and coated in a chocolate glaze and then tossed in desiccated coconut. I’ve decided to put my own twist on this Australian classic by switching up the sponge and the outside to create a famous chocolate spread… Continue reading Chocolate and Hazelnut Lamingtons