Chocolate is good for you

6 Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

To celebrate Chocolate Week, I am going to share 6 reasons why chocolate is good for you (in moderation, of course!). And because I am such a huge fan of chocolate, I am also going to share six of my favourite chocolate recipes.

Chilli chocolate macarons

Chocolate Water Ganache Recipe

This is my Aunt’s Chocolate Water Ganache Recipe and it is both simple and divine! Many people labour under the misapprehension that chocolate and water don’t mix, but in actual fact nothing brings out the pure taste of chocolate better than water.  Although cream is traditionally used in ganache, it tends to alter the flavour of the […]

Make chocolate croissants with puff pastry

Fake Chocolate Croissants a la Nigella

I am not even going to pretend that these Fake Chocolate Croissants were my idea.  This is something I saw Nigella Lawson do a while ago and of course I had to try it.  And try it, I did…quite a few times. These mini (fake) Chocolate Croissants are the perfect snack to make if someone […]

Choux pastry with creme patissiere

Choux Pastry with Creme Patissiere

The boys have the “bug that’s going around” (isn’t there always something going around??), so I have dug through my posts to find something I could quickly share with you.  I came across this post I did a while ago about choux pastry with creme patissiere.  Seeing as it was already written I thought I […]

Banana Cake with Chocolate and Coconut Recipe

Chocolate and Coconut Banana Cake

I thought I would share my Chocolate and Coconut Banana Cake Recipe with you on this fine day.  But first, a little bit of a ramble. Because we are not yet on the property ladder – the first rung is waaaaay above our heads – it is really hard for us to make changes to […]

Purse Cake Beanie

Beanie’s Purse Cake

Beanie has recently turned 3 and she loves chocolate, chocolate cake, make-up and Peppa Pig.  For her cake, I made super yummy chocolate purse cake using this recipe from Ina Gaarten.  This really is my favourite chocolate cake recipe and I have made it several times.  I used decaf coffee instead of normal coffee. I […]